"Thinking of a Dream I had" as written by and Paul C Maroon Peter M Bauer....
I'm waiting on a subway line
I'm waiting for a train to arrive
I'm thinking of a dream I had
Maybe you're right

We're gonna have a good time tonight
'Cause when you're coming around you'll be sorry for the plans we made
when you're coming around, you'll be sorry for the things you said so don't lead me on

And when you're coming around you'll be sorry for the things you said
Because no one speaks to me that way, and me, I'll be hanging from the ceiling fan

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"Thinking of a Dream I Had" as written by Matthew Frederick Barrick James Hamilton Leithauser


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    General CommentI love, love how desperate he sounds on "Don't lead me on."
    zsson July 08, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis sounds like a character in the song is waiting for a train (Well, duh) and thinking about the girl that tried to yell some sense in to him. (For any reason really) And now he's thinking, at the last moment, "Shit, she was right."

    My interpretation only.
    imajaron March 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a low song. He's waiting for something that will never happen, she's leading him on on false pretentions. There seems to be a dark "jump the train" suicidal feel about the song. He's angry, he's dreaming but overall, he's in denial - bloody great emotional trip of a song. Otherwise - Rory's drumming is so dam good - from Surf beat to a gargantuan build-up. It sounds like he's having fun hitting the clashes in the climax of the song. And that Organ is so haunting! God Bless the Walkmen!!!
    bkat004on May 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe Walkmen were influenced by Bob Dylan who like his peers and predecessors tended to use Train to symbolize lust, sexual drive, desire, love etc. You can see the symbolism.

    Applied to this song, he's been waiting on the train (desire fulfillment), but the woman's probably just leading him on.
    ersatzbutpithyon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think he's oscillating between wanting to direct all the rage and blame on the other person, and being suicidally depressed and guilty. In the end he's just reflecting on all of that while waiting at the next juncture in his life (i.e. the train), maybe just thinking how he could do it all better the next time.
    ripelivejamon September 04, 2008   Link

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