"Railroad Wings" as written by and Patricia J. Griffin....
You took a silver train all the way to Maine
On the way to everything
Railroad wings

There's things you don't know you know
I thought anger told me what to do
With emptiness chasing me
On the border, I found you
You should've heard her sing
Railroad wings

This emptiness has followed me like a cold blue sky
And it has not been easy for you
There's things I'll never tell you till the day I die
Things I've done I can never undo
Hiding everything
Railroad wings

All these years along, the lights are growing dim
I hear you sing your song in the next room
And as far as I can tell, most everything means nothing
Except some things that mean everything
Railroad wings



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"Railroad Wings" as written by Patricia J. Griffin

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    General Comment"...most everything means nothing, except some things, that mean everything"

    The song always had a haunting feel to me; like we're haunted by the shadows of our own dreams and longings. It's a travelling song; she's travelling away from the past and towards the future; away from herself, but she can't ever outrun who she is; not even on railroad wings. There's a lot we dismiss as unimportant, they come and go, but some things really do mean everything and it's those things we find most difficult to display or speak of, when that is just what we should do: take the train to ourselves on railroad wings....not a literal interpretation of the song, just some impressions....it has a dreamy feel, like we're almost carried along in this dream with just those things which mean everything holding it together...
    NWNmoonon February 02, 2014   Link

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