"Long Desert Train" as written by and Jason Molina....
You used to love a lot of things
You used to love talking
This you never told me about
If it's what your eyes were saying
I already figured it out
I could just tell it was bad
I couldn't tell how bad
You never took off your shades
And you stayed like that for days
I guess your pain never weakened
Your cool blood started burning
Scorching most of us in the flames
But there are things you can't change
There are things you can't change
You called that the curse of a human's life
That you couldn't change
Said you'd never be old enough
Or young enough
Tall enough
Or thin enough
Or smart enough
Or brave enough
Rich enough
Pretty enough
Strong enough
Good enough
Well you were to us
You wanted silence by itself
Just the word
You wanted peace by itself
Just to learn
There were things you couldn't change
You got the dull pounding rain
You got the last car in the long desert train
You almost made it
You almost made it again


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    General CommentThis is one of Molina's best songs ever! It' made me cry many, many times... it's simple beauty!!! Molina is one of the greatest poets of our time... I really have no words to explain all the emotions this whole album( Pyramid Electric Co.) gives me. Listen to it! Over and over again. It's absolutely brilliant!!!
    Pivetteon December 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about never being good enough for some people. I know it well. As for the singer, isn't he the lead in some bad with a flower for its name...Magnolia, or something. I LOVED listening to that band years ago. Thanks for reminding me I need to listen again...
    MissCharlotteSometimeson January 15, 2013   Link

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