"Torn on the Platform" as written by and Jack Penate....
Once more just before I'm leaving
Torn on the platform
Once more just before I'm leaving
Torn on the platform

'Cause I miss you and I love you
And I know this is over for now
'Cause I miss you, oh, how I miss you
You're not my girl you're my town

A weekend away, leave the city today
Don't want the big smoke to leave me behind
The train leaves at 2, Platform 3 Waterloo
50 p to the tramp makes me feel kind

I get a good seat with a window
My feet are up on the one in front everyone stares
But why do they care? Like there's feelings in chairs
Stuck for 3 hours until I get there

My eyes, eyes, eyes are not dry, dry, dry
As I realize-lize-lize
That in a few minutes this train will be gone
Sighs, sighs, sighs, city flies, flies, flies
Wonder why, why, why
Would anyone want to leave where I come from?

I'm torn on the platform
I'm torn on the platform
I'm torn on the platform

It's 1:58, wish that I had been late
And missed the train and given them an excuse
But what is the use? I've less slack than a noose
Do or die, stay or go, what should I choose?

'Cause my eyes, eyes, eyes are not dry, dry, dry
As I realize-lize-lize
That in a few minutes this train will be gone
Sighs, sighs, sighs, city flies, flies, flies
Wonder why, why, why
Would anyone want to leave where I come from?

I'm torn on the platform
I'm torn on the platform
I'm torn on the platform

Like in a film the motion starts to slow
As the beeping carriage doors begin to close
Momentarily I'm standing froze
Then I jump between the gap, land on the platform flat

I'm not torn on the platform
I'm torn on the platform
I'm torn on the platform


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"Torn on the Platform" as written by Jack Penate

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    General Commentbare*
    0rsoon July 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's not about a girl, he's saying all these things like i'll miss you and I love you but it's over for now and then saying...but you are not my girlfriend (which is who you'd have these kind of feelings for usually) but you are my town. He loves his town so much he has these strong feelings for it. I don't think he is saying "you are not my girl you are much more you are like my home as you mean so much to me", which I think everyone else is seeing it as.
    Ceedeeon July 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so so so much...why has no one else posted anything? I'm guessing it's about a person who has to go somewhere but doesn't want to leave London so he wants to miss the train so he has an excuse not to leave.
    ePilgrimageon December 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree ePilgramage, it's a brilliant song

    I think it pretty much speaks for itself though, a guy not wanting to leave London for somewhere else (probably a job move judging from "given them an excuse") and eventually deciding he doesn't wanna leave and jumping off the train as the doors close.

    Lovely.
    nnnnnnnnon June 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGorgeous song.

    I heard from a friend it's about a guy wondering which train to get on - either go and see old friends or go to a party. I don't know where they heard it but idk :|
    IndieCindyyyon June 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentamazing song for starters.

    i agree with you guys in that it's about him now wanting to leave. But i think it's got some deeper symbolic meaning, i think he doesn't want to leave the town because leaving the town = leaving his girl. shown by the line; "Youre not my girl you're my town". Anyone agree, or disagree out of interest?
    matt_ftwon June 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnot*
    matt_ftwon June 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmmmm......

    everything :( this is how i feel all the time
    blu_girl_4evaon July 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with Matt leaving the city means leaving his girl. So maybe he's got offered a job somewhere but that would mean leaving the city and his girl. In the end the song speaks for itself, he hasa change of heart and decides to stay at the last minute.
    foxyfmuon July 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI dont think this is about leaving a girl behind, Although that is how it sounds at the beginning. I believe that it is about someone who has lived in London their whole life and it has become his whole world, Like a part of him and how he cannot bear to leave it.
    0rsoon July 25, 2007   Link

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