"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.


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

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    General CommentThe first time I heard this song was just a few days ago, just after a good friend of mine died at the age of 18. This song is just so emotional for me and means so much. The line "so scared of getting older, i'm only good at being young" hits me the hardest. I'm leaving for college in 2 weeks and even though I've hardly lived, I have lived in such a deep way by having to experience the loss of a friend. It's an awkward position to be in, but this song sums it up so, so well.
    nwc13on August 08, 2009   Link

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