Surprise, surprise
Everything you know will flash before your eyes
You're frozen with your hands against the glass
I'm seeing bright lights
I'm hearing sharpened knives
I'm praying to a neon sign
As I wait for the seven line to take me
Where nobody goes

Surprise, surprise
When a sparrow falls, we go about our lives
We're busy counting grains of sand
I follow red birds
I follow lost words
I'll follow you into the dark
I long for the day

All the time I wait to see your face
I thought I finally found you at 42nd and 5th
All the time I wait to hear your voice
I thought I finally found you
At Grand Central Station

All the time I wait to see your face
I thought I finally found you at 46th and Bliss
All the time I wait to hear your voice
I thought I finally found you
At Willet's Point and Shea

Every passing second
I feel it slip away
All the days we used to watch them play
(All of these days we think)
All the crowd would cheer and laugh and say
(All these things won't change)
This will never end

But every time I think I see a trace
They just close a door
And the subway funeral is underway
Movie starts to play
Watch the flicker of the screen
For a single frame where I know we're still alive
But it fades into the grain
The subway funeral is everywhere

Every night I see your face on a passing train
Every inch of track is a sacred path that I follow
I follow
It's a silver thread hanging from the hem of heaven
And you're tied to other end
A needle that's been buried in the hay
But I'll find you, I'll find you

Every night I take a ride
On a subway funeral that never ends
I never got to say goodbye
And that's the subway funeral that's in my heart


Lyrics submitted by eltroyo11

Subway Funeral song meanings
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    General CommentThat body sitting in a field line was a guess, but I think it was decent one. Any help with that one would be great.
    eltroyo11on January 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is (at least partially) about searching for true love.
    iamawesome666on May 12, 2010   Link

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