I take the three AM train every night
I get up early but it doesn’t feel right
I drink my coffee and I eat all my fruit
I play my records with the TV on mute

I wait and wait for my day to begin
you know I watch a lot of CNN
all the stocks and the talking heads
yeah I’ll be working while they sleep in their beds

and oh it’s been a long time seen I’ve seen you
but you know I’ve got a job to think about
and oh I’m doing exactly what I want to.
just don’t ask me the last time I’ve been out

You know the sound that I here every night?
the metal gate as I close it tight
not your voice underneath my sheets
you know I’ve got too many deadlines to meet, hey hey

and as you’re sitting at your coffee break
I’m watching Oprah and Ricky Lake
so by the time I step out of the shower
you’re going off to your happy hour

and oh it’s been a long time since I’ve seen you
but you know I’ve got a career to think about
and oh I’m doing exactly who I want to
just don’t ask me the last time I’ve been out

Keys jangle like a tambourine
the smell of fried food and gasoline
I’ve never seen the streets so bare
I might be mugged but I don’t really care

I take the three AM train ever y night
I wear my headphones and I grip my bag tight
I never wanted to live this way
just be happy that you work all day

I wait and wait for the night to end
I can’t complain, 'cause I’ve got money to spend
I go for days without talking aloud
sometimes I feel like I’m just in a cloud

and oh it’s been a long time since I’ve seen you
but you know I’ve got a job to think about
and oh I’m doing exactly what I want to
just don’t ask me the last time I’ve been out.


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