You know I never could fall asleep on a train
All the time dreaming about moving away
Finally awake, I wonder
What if I pulled the emergency brake...?
Doors are still open and I wish they would shut
Then I could stop thinking 'should I jump and run?'
Only on page ten
And I think I gotta start all over again

When the tape slows down it means the battery's dead
May your songs never get stuck out of my head
If I ever fall aleep I remember my dream
Where everybody's there and noody leaves
Where everybody's there and noody leaves

Something below me starts cranking to life
The platform moves backwards until its out of sight
Tracks start to split
Got another ten hours till myh next cigarette
Biked round the city about a billion times
And a few seconds left until I leave it behind
Almost at the end
I close my eyesa nd we fall over the edge

When the tape slows down it means the battery's dead
May your songs never get stuck out of my head
If I ever fall aleep I remember my dream
Where everybody's there and noody leaves
Where everybody's there and noody leaves


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Departure Arrival song meanings
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    General CommentGreat song about leaving home
    Violentpacifiston May 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, almost cried the first time I listened this song. It's just what happens when you're leaving home:
    "Doors are still open and I wish they would shut
    Then I could stop thinking 'should I jump and run?'
    Only on page ten
    And I think I gotta start all over again"
    NSKon January 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's both a song about leaving home, but it reminds me of leaving love behind... to me at least.

    "Something below me starts cranking to life
    The platform moves backwards until its out of sight
    Tracks start to split
    Got another ten hours till my next cigarette"

    "Almost at the end
    I close my eyes and we fall over the edge"

    "If I ever fall aleep I remember my dream
    Where everybody's there and noody leaves
    Where everybody's there and noody leaves"
    cmorrson November 03, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"...my dream, we're everbody's there and nobody leaves."

    i love that line. i think he's thinking about friends he doesn't see anymore. for me its about wishing you could be with all you're old friends and lover's you've had to say goodbye to for one reason or another.
    scatter_brainon January 11, 2009   Link

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