"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 Comment"one generation's length away from fighting life out on my own"...it is the one line that sums up what I constantly feel. I feel that I've finally reached that point of accepting my life the way it is, and loving the way it is, but at the same time I cannot accept the eventuality of what my life would be like without my parents. It's beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time, to finally realize the unconditional love my parents have for me, and to wonder if I could ever have that capacity to do the same...I'm staying on this train.
    Zelahon January 06, 2007   Link

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