"A Train Roars" as written by Faris Badwan, Thomas Cowan, Joshua Hayward, Joseph Spurgeon and Rhys Webb....
Outside a Train roars, the clatter is deafening
Louder than everything, drowns what you were saying
And the Boys get on the back of that train
Their clamor is deafening, It is louder than everything
And they accept no warning

And me in my brilliant red shirt
And my shirt hangs open at the neck
The Train is always passing through

Male passengers turn their heads, following the passage
Of a beautiful Duchess running from carriage to carriage
And it ploughs through the city, and everyone rides the Train
It ploughs a primal instinct to rail against better sense

The Train is always passing through
And me in my bloodstained shirt, my body hangs open at the neck
It is always passing through, through me
The bodies on the back of the train they stink of greedy sex
Leave a trail of instinct and roses and things


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"A Train Roars" as written by Joseph Spurgeon Faris Badwan

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    General CommentThis song leads on from "Excellent Choice", I think, but it seems to be about Morgan again, and how he died, specifically how the train cut him as he lay on the tracks.

    "The Train is always passing through
    And me in my bloodstained shirt,
    my body hangs open at the neck"

    Quite an icky thought.
    Favourite song off the album by far.
    mousey54on March 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've never thought about this carrying on from excellent choice, but I agree with that ^^^
    knifecollectionon April 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis isnt my favourite song from them but i agree with the excellent choice thought
    breisthenewthingon July 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe fact that it continues from Excellent choice is very plausible.
    And clever.
    And amusing to think about.
    WinklePickeron February 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI never thought about that!
    But now you mention it i think it does carry on from Excellent choice as it talks about the train and how his necks hangs open, like he's died from the train, maybe a ghost?
    I love this song!
    I-Am-A-Horror >=3on August 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI never thought about that!
    But now you mention it i think it does carry on from Excellent choice as it talks about the train and how his necks hangs open, like he's died from the train, maybe a ghost?
    I love this song!
    I-Am-A-Horror >=3on August 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThere's a full list of The Horrors - Strange House song meanings from the band themselves on skiddle.com/music/articles/….
    Strik3ron May 08, 2007   Link

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