Verse:
You had to come was your mind open wide
Cause maybe I could sneak inside and rest a while
The train to Brooklyn, a sort of smile
That snakes through blocks with happier people whizzing by

Chorus:
Take me out tonight
The page has shadows you can be the light
Wounded let me try
Well you're sad
But you still look so fine

Verse:
Scenery floodlight, ghosts of you I see
The more I shake them off, the more they take hold of me
You got your crushes, and there's no hope in sight
The speakers pound you're coming through so come inside!

Chorus:
Take me out tonight
The page has shadows you can be the light
Wounded let me try
Well you're sad
But you still look so fine

Verse:
Your notes came to me, floating on a sea
Of fantasies that visit me more frequently
The train to Brooklyn won't carry you this time
Why do we spend our lives just getting by?

Chorus:
Take me out tonight
The page has shadows you can be the light
Wounded let me try

Take me out tonight
The page has shadows won't you be my guide
Wounded let me try
Well you're sad
But you still look so fine


Lyrics submitted by david_mortimer

So Sad (So Fine) song meanings
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    General CommentThis band could be my life!
    This song is on the EP I picked up at one of their shows and is probably the best of the recorded tracks. It has a very strong tune and as usual a fine lyric.
    While on the surface the song has more concrete imagery, the train to Brooklyn suggesting a thoughful commute, this is to me a more opaque lyric than the others I've looked at.
    There is a deep vein of barely suppressed sensuality in this song, for example the main character wanting to step inside the mind of the person the lyric is addressed to, the snaking train, the crushes, the frequent fantasies.
    Whether intentional or not, there's a very nice suggestion that the main character listening to music which is very fitting given the commuting theme: 'the speakers pound you're coming through', 'the notes came to me'.
    The chorus is very well done, the slightly imploring 'take me out tonight', the appeal for guidance ('you can be the light') and the slightly wistful 'you still look so fine'.
    This track stays on repeat for me, a very, very good personal song!
    david_mortimeron February 19, 2005   Link

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