"Lonely Train" as written by Christopher Hrasky, Michael Aaron James, Munaf Rayani and Mark Thomas Smith....
Big train rolling down the line
Makes me lonely
Sometimes I wish to ride away
Sometimes I want to ride away

Big plane flying through the clouds
Makes me worry
Sometimes I wish to fly away
Sometimes I want to fly away

But you can't judge a book, looking at the cover
You can't love someone, messing with another, no
You can't win a war, fighting with your brother
You wanna have peace, gotta love one another

Big guns lighting up the sky
Makes me worry
Sometimes I wish to run away
Sometimes I want to run away

But you can't judge a book, looking at the cover
You can't love someone, messing with another, no
You can't win a war, fighting with your brother
You wanna have peace, gotta love one another

I have seen my brothers
In ashes on the ground
And maybe in a new life
We can turn this thing around

But you can't judge a book, looking at the cover
You can't love someone, messing with another, no
You can't win a war, fighting with your brother
You wanna have peace, gotta love one another

No you can't judge a book
Gotta love one another
Can't judge a book
No you can't judge a book


Lyrics submitted by JackR

"Lonely Train" as written by Chris Robertson Benjamin Daniel Wells

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    General CommentI think the whole "But you can't judge a book Looking at the cover" could be refering more to the war in the Middle East and how, to some people, we went there for more of stereotyping reasons. Just how some people assume that if someone is one race they're one way.
    Still going with the anti-war thing, but more of a reason as to why they could be anti-war.
    (I'm not trying to start anything political, just my opinion)
    ALittleUnknownon July 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNo one is really getting the major point here. It is not about being against the war. It really isn't about being anti-war at all.

    When it says "Big planes flying in the sky, makes me worry....." then "sometimes, I wish to fly away" then "but you can't judge a book when looking at the cover...".

    It is about having an opinion on the war. It is about everyone's opinion on the war. The ones who hate the idea that we are at war.... why do they? And the ones who love the fact that we are at war, why do they? They only see what is on TV. The planes in the sky, and the bombs in the air. The song basically states that everyone is seeing the few things that the media wants us to see. So they immediatley they make a decision based on a few things they have seen on TV in the past. We don't know the inside storys, we just see the "cover of the book" by listening to the media.

    He says "Big plains flying in the sky makes me worry...BUT you can't judge a book when looking at the cover". He is saying that the things he hears and see make him nervous just like anyother person, but he isn't going to be making a biast opinion on the few small things he is seeing on television.

    Which is more or less the opinion that I have, and have had on the war. I can't make my opinions based on Fox News, or CNN ect... So I am stuck with having no educated opinion on the war. SO I leave it alone. Anything the media tells us is bullshit. I never believe a thing the media tells me.

    The bands point is, we all know nothing about this, but yet we are so judgemental an opinionated about it.

    Mainly people see a couple things, and their minds are made up.

    Its the band complaining about the ignorant people that know SO much, but yet know oh so little.
    Scabba Rankeron August 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutely love the chorus of this song. I can't quit get the meaning though.. the verses and the chorus seem to be talking about different things.

    If you want to hear the song, check out these guys' website; they have it there to download for free.
    JackRon June 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me, this song is an anti-war song, like i said to me. I'm not anti-war kind of person, just i like to rythme and tune.
    Gasolinehead45on June 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinately seems anti-war (although I'm not sure what "Can't Judge a book looking at the cover" is supposed to mean).

    JackR, is it still up for free download?
    Aeneason July 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is the free download of the week on itunes...

    i also think this song is anti-war themed
    karabear2on July 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about being anti-war. We went to the Middle East thinking all of them are terrorists and such. We all know Bush is racist against the people in the Middle East. I think it's very Anti-war. It talks about loving each other, how we are all the same people, brothers and sisters. No one wants to see people dying because of a stupid war and such. It is very anti-war. I like this song. I like the meaning to it
    CryingCrimsonTearson July 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthank god for shinedown they discovered this band and by the way the songs about war and how you cant fight with your brother (fellow soldiers) in war you have to love on another and you cant judge people by the way they look like they say in the interveiw alot of people judged him cuz he was overweight and theyre southern but they kicked fuckin ass and theyre awesome love the cd go get it youll like it
    suicide_king_45on July 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti dont really know what the fuck this song means but it is one badass motherfucker!
    bigdaddynateon July 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentman this song is hard! ... just awsome shit all-round.
    alternativeon July 31, 2006   Link

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