We could be here all night long...all night
This is a brokedown melody for the wooodshed

I hope this old train breaks down
And i could take a walk around
You see there's no time you see
Cause time is just melody
With all the people in the street
Walking fast as their feet can take them
I might just roll through town
And though my window's got a view
The frame i'm lookin through
Seems to have no concern for miles
For now I
I need this
Old train to breakdown
Oh please just
Let me please breakdown

Well this engine screams out loud
Sayin the P gonna crawl westbound
And i don't even make a sound cuz
Gonna sting me when i leave this town
All the people in the street
That i never get to meet
These tracks gonna bend somehow
And i got no time
That i got to get
To where i don't need to be, so i

I need this
Old train to breakdown
Oh please just
Let me please breakdown
Break on down
I gotta break on down

But you can't stop nothin
If you got no control
Of the thoughts in your mind
That you kept and you know
That you don't know nothin
But you don't need to know
The wisdom's in the trees
Not the glass window's
You can't stop wishin
If you dont let go
Of the things that you find
And you lose and you know
You keep on rollin
Put the moment on hold
But the frames still bright
With the blinds down low

And I need this
Old train to breakdown
Oh please just
Let me please breakdown

I need this
Old train to breakdown
Oh please just
Let me just breakdown

Oh, let me break on

Lyrics submitted by HAnS3N

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    General CommentOff new album "In Between Dreams" comin march 1st
    HAnS3Non December 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentand it's on the new handsome boy modeling school cd called "white people" and the song is called "breakdown" on that cd
    mrs-mojo-risinon January 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think the meaning of this song is based on "Life is short, if you don't stop and look around a while you might miss it." Jack wants the train to "breakdown" so he stop and look around at all the beautiful things in life. I guess it sort of goes along with "Inaudible Melodies" since everyone is just moving through life too fast.

    The third verse is a bit tricky to understand, but I think it's amazing writing. From what I get out of it, it's that your so consumed with your life and in the end you don't really know anything. "The wisdom's in the trees Not the glass window's" that line sort of reminds me of a classroom and not being able to really understand something, because you can't go out and exprience/see it for yourself.

    And now i'm just rambling... sorry.
    IfItMakesYouHappieron January 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, im in a real beatnik kinda groove recently all i want to do is travel and see the world, stopping in every town i come across, and thiss song fits that perfectly
    wilcokidon February 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think its Jack touring alot and seeing things zoom on by without experiencing them and he wants to explore and get off the train. i imagine him beibg rushed from one town to another to play his songs when he just wants to stop and chill out, likesay?
    liamoon April 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentjack wrote this song on a train to france, he talks about it in the limited edition dvd that comes with inbetween dreams. The song quite literally meant he wanted the train to break down, so he could take a walk around.

    Its a great little song, the lyrics can also be interpreted and maybe also intended to say that you shouldn't let life pass you by, u should get up and experience it for yourself.
    power2peacefulon September 19, 2005   Link

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