well the train touched down in souix city, iowa.
the train touched down in souix city, iowa.
it fell cleanly from the dark sky under the track
saw you from the window there was no turning back.

well, the whistle went off. i was leaning up against the window.
yeah the whistle went off. i was leaning up against the window.
i saw the blue passengers walking past me
and you called up the calvary.
it was so easy, and it was so hard,
you were clutching your copy of kirkegaard.
repetition.
repetition.


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    General CommentI think the line is "I was breathing up against the window." As in, fogging it up. Which is something John does with startling frequency.

    OH MY GOD THIS ALBUM IS AWESOME. THAT IS ALL.
    MrDeliriouson January 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI second Mr Delirious's correction ("breathing" for "leaning") and have a couple of others:

    First, "Sioux" is spelled with the vowels in "iou" order.

    On the album it sounds as (to me) though he's singing "I saw familiar passengers" rather than "I saw the blue passengers"; the forces he called up were the "cavalry," not the mount on which Jesus was crucified; and the theologian/philosopher's name is spelled "Kierkegaard."
    RevAKMAon December 10, 2009   Link

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