I know that you were never young
And I know you probably won't get old
But honey, nobody's going to hurt you anymore
And nobody's going to make you want to die

But I've been making promises I know I'll never keep
One of these days I'm going to leave you in your sleep
I have to go when the whistle blows, the whistle knows my name
Baby, I was born on a train

Some roads you only seen at night
Ghost roads, nothing but neon signs
But some nights the neon gas gets free
And turns into walking dead like me

But I've been making promises I know I'll never keep
One of these days I'm going to leave you in your sleep
I have to go when the whistle blows, the whistle knows my name
Baby, I was born on a train

I called one morning cold and grey
You won't remember anything
Some of us don't believe in time
And some of us don't believe in life

But I've been making promises I know I'll never keep
One of these days I'm going to leave you in your sleep
I'll have to go when the whistle blows, the whistle knows my name
Baby, I was born on a train
Baby, I was born on a train
Baby, I was born on a train
Baby, I was born on a train
Baby, I was born on a train


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Born on a Train (Magnetic Fields cover) song meanings
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    General Commenti am a little shocked noone has commented yet. not quite as amazing as the magnetic fields orginal, but still pretty good. pretty easy to understand - he has a wandering heart.
    dorkyoubeon January 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti am a little shocked noone has commented yet. not quite as amazing as the magnetic fields orginal, but still pretty good. pretty easy to understand - he has a wandering heart.
    dorkyoubeon January 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlovely song. i didn't like that he sounds so old, though i like that his voice sounds like one who's travelled alot/seen too much. i liked the magnetic fields version better.
    clockwriston August 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgrossssss
    specimen7on March 02, 2010   Link

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