The cigarettes and phone calls
Don't keep me warm
But they're my only option
Short of driving home
To try and calm my nerves of this unrest

'Cause nothing's worse than a vacant town, yeah
Still looking for the answers that I haven't found
With each new fact I'm learning
My mind feels like it's turning away from you
(So cut the ropes and let's go)

Train, take me away
Anywhere but here
I've had it
I just can't stand this

I'm seeing how quiet I can say your name
I whisper to no one just to keep me sane
An echo in the dark I wish was you

If only I knew how to form a sound
To convince myself you'll come around
These memories are fading
But I'm getting sick of waiting to hear from you

Train, take me away
Anywhere but here
I've had it
I just can't stand this
Please, it makes me insane
Everyday I just can't stand it
I just can't stand it

Train, take me away
Anywhere but here
I've had it
I just can't stand this
Please, it makes me insane
Everyday I just can't stand it
I just can't stand it

Please, train, take me away
Anywhere but here
I've had it
I just can't stand this

(Please, train)
I gotta get outta this town
(Please, train)
Been thinking 'bout it for too long
(Please, train)


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    General Commentit should be:
    if only i knew how to form a sound...
    instead of:
    if i only knew how to form a sound...
    czapp09on October 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is pretty straightforward:
    He doesn't like her anymore... or doesn't like his friend anymore, whichever you prefer (I just hate when people assume it's about a relationship with a girlfriend or whatever).
    Not sure of the reason why, or can't think of anything from the song to get a reason why.
    But then Alec throws in a twist -
    "I'm seeing how quiet I can say your name
    I whisper to no one just to keep me sane
    An echo in the dark I wish was you

    If only I knew how to form a sound
    To convince myself you'll come around
    These memories are fading
    But I'm getting sick of waiting to hear from you"

    So I'm getting a thing that he misses that person that he's trying to get away from. He likes him/her, it's just that they've changed or something and it's pushing him away..

    It seems straightforward in my mind.

    I love this song. Only one comment. You people suckk, Powerspace wins at life. =]
    imaRIOTon January 28, 2008   Link

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