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And when there's no one there,
But their legs are open
And I'm blind.

So why can't you come around,
And why can't you watch the ground

And your green eyes turn to blue,
Your always, your always,
Fishing for the truth

So why can't you come around
And --like a cheating dream--
And when the door's left open

My --words fall flat--
I'm holding the --other/album-- now
And don't let the lights run down

And your green eyes turn to blue,
Your always, your always,
Fishing for the truth

And your green eyes turn to blue,
You're always, you're always,
Fishing for the truth,
And you're fishing for the truth

So why can't you come around
And you're always, you're always
So why can't you come around
And why can't you watch the ground

I'm holding the --other/album-- now
You're always, you're always
And green eyes turn to blue
And green eyes turn to blue
And you're always, you're always
And you're always, you're always
Your green eyes turn to blue
Your green eyes turn to blue

And you're always, you're always
Your green eyes turn to blue
Your green eyes turn to blue

And you're always, you're always
And you're always, you're always
Your green eyes turn to blue
Your green eyes turn to blue


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I Am Taking The Train Home song meanings
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    General CommentOversimplified, but it's about cheating. The narrator's involved with 2 different girls, one has green eyes and the other blue. He sort of acknowledges his reckless behaviour in the lines: "But their legs are open, and I'm blind." By turning a blind eye to what he's doing, it rationalizes the behaviour and allows him to keep going with it. Every time he cheats on the first girl, he's remarking "your green eyes turn to blue" because he should be with the other girl instead. The repetition of the line almost dehumanizes the act... it sounds mechanical and detached... stated more as a matter of fact than anything else. The music sounds like it could fall apart at any moment, frantic like a train twisting from its tracks. It symbolizes the internal struggle of what he's doing perfectly.
    rabbithowlon October 24, 2011   Link
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    TheAmazingSainton January 27, 2010   Link

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