"Night Train" as written by and David/ure Tomlinson....
I've been working on a night train
Drinking coffee, taking cocaine
I'm out here on a night train
Trying to get us safely home

Well in a little country station
Somewhere out in the midwest
I see the people out there waiting
Heart beating in my chest

And I'm thinking about a woman
Who I would put no one above
I'm not looking to replace her
Just need someone to love

Well I'm out here on my night train
Drinking coffee, taking cocaine
I'm out here on a night train
Trying to get us safely home

And I'm living in the city
Where the noise, it never stops
How much pounding on the pavement
Whizzes from traffic cops

Nobody looks you in the eye here
Walking around with clinched fists
I've been searching for a simple place
Don't know if it exists

There's a sunrise out there calling my name
I can see her moving, I can see her moving

Well at a certain time of night, now
I'll become one with the wind
Where there isn't a beginning
And there is no end

Oh when everything is flowing
Everything is on time
And I know that we're all going
To the end of the line

Well I'm out here on my night train
Drinking coffee, taking cocaine
I'm out here on a night train
Trying to get us safely home

Well I'm out here on my night train
Drinking coffee, taking cocaine
I'm out here on a night train

Trying to get us safely home
Trying to get us safely home
Trying to get us safely home


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"Night Train" as written by Geun Soo Lee

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    My InterpretationA sad and depressing interpretation...

    I believe this song is about a never-ending quest to find happiness. He's out there on the night train trying to get us safely "home". I think "home" is happiness. He is trying to find happiness and he's willing to do anything to get it (drink coffee... take cocaine, etc...)

    He arrives in the midwest and everyone there is also waiting... waiting for happiness while he's out on the "night train" trying to chase it down.

    He arrives in the city and it's the exact opposite... no one is concerned with happiness... they're too busy with everyday life to realize that there is more to life than pavement and traffic cops.

    Then he mentions the sunrise that is calling his name. He is chasing that ever elusive sunrise (aka happiness). Finally, no matter the flow,... we all end up in the same place. Out there on the night train...trying to get safely home.
    timonanon December 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationMy take was more on the city aspect of the song. About how it can get so crazy with all the noise and how FAST life just moves in general.

    Its about someone seeking just the simple stuff in life. Someone to love and maintaining the peace by bringing the train safely home.

    Not asking for more, not asking for less. Just Simple Needs. That's just my take though :)
    thyi319on October 29, 2012   Link
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    General CommentHe sings this with such soul... What am I saying, he sings EVERYTHING with such soul! I love this.
    magozaon April 19, 2008   Link

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