"Back on the Train" as written by and Trey Anastasio Tom Marshall....
When I jumped off, I had a bucket full of thoughts
When I first jumped off, I held that bucket in my hand
Ideas that would take me all around the world
I stood and watched the smoke behind the mountain curl
It took me a long time to get back on the train

Now I'm gone and I'll never look back again
I'm gone and I'll never look back at all
You know I'll never look back again
I turn my face into the howlin' wind
It took me a long time to get back on the train

See my face in the town that's flashing by
See me standing at the station in the rain
See me running there beside the car
I left it all behind, again I'll travel far
It took me a long time to get back on the train

When I jumped off, I had a bucket full of thoughts
When I first jumped off, I held that bucket in my hand
Ideas that would take me all around the world
I stood and watched the smoke behind the mountains curl
It took me a long time to get back on the train
It took me a long time to get back on the train
It took me a long time to get back on the train


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"Back on the Train" as written by Trey Anastasio Tom Marshall

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    General CommentI heard an acoustic cover of this, by I think it was Papa Grows Funk at Tipitinas about a year ago ~ it was awesome.
    cc1ton March 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI can spell just drunk!
    phishyaon July 01, 2009   Link
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    General Comment~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ very grateful dead-ish when phish plays it.
    AmericanAquariumDrinkeron December 22, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe track is pretty self explanatory.

    Phish draws us to this vivid escapade of just leaving things behind and getting the fuck out of the way and disspearing for good, leaving everything you had stood up for (which obviously brought us down) and at the same time seeking who we really are

    love this track to bits
    kmd0001on July 12, 2012   Link
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    General Commentmy friend asked tom marshall about what the song meant....i was sitting right next to her as they were texting. tom said very simply.....why would you want to get back on the train. stuck with me.
    brownjoon June 24, 2013   Link

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