"Stop This Train" as written by and Mayer/paladino....
No, I'm not color blind
I know the world is black and white
I try to keep an open mind
But I just can't sleep on this, tonight

Stop this train
I want to get off and go home again
I can't take the speed it's moving in
I know I can't
But, honestly, won't someone stop this train?

Don't know how else to say it
I don't want to see my parents go
One generation's length away
From fighting life out on my own

Stop this train
I want to get off and go home again
I can't take the speed it's moving in
I know I can't
But, honestly, won't someone stop this train?

So scared of getting older
I'm only good at being young
So I play the numbers game
To find a way to say that life has just begun

Had a talk with my old man
Said, "Help me understand"
He said, "Turn sixty-eight
You'll renegotiate"

"Don't stop this train
Don't for a minute change the place you're in
And don't think I couldn't ever understand
I tried my hand
John, honestly, we'll never stop this train"

Once in a while, when it's good
It'll feel like it should
When you're all still around
And you're still safe and sound
And you don't miss a thing
'Till you cry when you're driving away in the dark

Singing, stop this train
I want to get off and go home again
I can't take the speed it's moving in
I know, I can't
'Cause now I see I'll never stop this train.


Lyrics submitted by Mezz115

"Stop This Train" as written by Pino Palladino John Clayton Mayer

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    General Commentaww, john is so cute (in response to what wokeupinacar posted). this song is amazing. the way i look at it is this:
    life moves fast. sometimes you feel like it's moving too fast and you just wish you could hit the pause button. growing up is scary and a lot of changes come with it, and sometimes you just want to stay where you are.

    but the "had a talk with my old man" stanza suggests that when you're older, you'll realize how much you learn and how much experience you get in the process of growing up. so don't quit, just live your life and enjoy it. be happy where you are.

    i also love the end of this song when his voice gets higher...it makes me wanna cry.

    i'm obsessed with continuum right now :)
    amster8on October 15, 2006   Link

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