All of my trains
they all roll on by
burried again, I remember who I am

Well I woke outside to threes a crowd
the summer was festering down
blood inside a honey jar, i'd stuck myself from the beating car
drew my eyes open like --- chimney smoke through lazer grass
sayin put on my black work horse boots
and heading past the business suits
as water and lillies over streams, rivers and brands and coffee beans,
pistol vision in my hands, i want to see my blood across the sand


morning always looked like you
morning always looked like you
and from my window the only view
is you walk away not looking

all of my trains
my life spent away
in the dark of my veins
oh nothing can stay

i continue through a back lit world
where the willows bend like long black curls
down your face from mine through the kinks in your spine
from the last thing that we spoke to the very first line
love was something that we couldn't help but do
that something turned to someone else, somebody new
i just love to love and you love to cry
i meant it through each second that we said goodbye

and i came up past a station where the floors were all blue
something bout the way it looked reminded me of you
it might have been how far i'd come
so i dropped a match till the floor was gone


all of my trains
i let them all go
all of my trains
i let them all go
all of my trains
i let them all go
all of my trains


and i lit the thread across the station door
and took each drink, i hit the floor
the station tessled up in flames
but i could only read the bottles name
and i wound it's breast and turned it dry
like the wake of summer from July
i got up and tripped over my knees
which caved in at the slightest breeze

morning always looked like you
morning always looked like you


all of my trains
i let them all go
all of my trains
i let them all go
all of my trains
i let them all go
all of my trains
i thought you should know
i thought you should know
i thought you should know
i thought you should know
(x2)


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  • +1
    Lyric Correctioni can't believe no one has commented on this incredible song yet... robert francis, however young he may be, is a songwriter with a gift: he can tell a story so descriptively, yet still make it relatable, regardless of circumstance and/or personal experience. it's all about empathy.

    i first heard this song during the closing credits of the vicious kind (a brilliant film and one of my very favorites -- well worth the watch). i felt compelled to keep going back, rewinding to the part when the song starts softly playing in the background, segueing into a scene whose interpretation of the lyrics is very literal (a train). that slow build up, the knowledge that something is yet to come... the beginning of this song is filled with it, and thus, it's only logical to apply it to the film. and then, when the credits roll, the ethereal experience of absorbing what has just happened in a wonderful film and the feelings it evokes and the song and the melody and the goosebumps it causes... wow. truly moving.

    that said, here are some possible corrections (based only on what i hear, and i have heard this song many, many times):

    all of my trains
    they all roll on by
    may wind again
    i remember who i am

    well i woke up sad to three's a crowd
    the summer was festerin' down
    blood inside a honey jar, i unstuck myself from the beating car
    drew my eyes open like ash
    chimney smoke through blades of grass
    seein' little man, black work horse boots
    and hidden past the business suits
    there's waterlilies over stream
    rivers and brands and coffee beans
    pistol vision in my hands, i want to see my blood across the sand

    morning always looked like you
    morning always looked like you
    and from my window the only view
    is you walkin' away and not looking back

    all of my trains
    my life spent away
    in the dark of my veins
    oh nothing can stay

    i continue through a back lit world
    where the willows bend like long black curls
    down your face from mine, through the kinks in your spine
    from the last thing we spoke to the very first line
    love was something that we couldn't help but do
    that something turned to someone else, somebody new
    i just love to love, and you love to cry
    i meant it through each second that we said goodbye

    and i came up past a station where the floors were all blue
    somethin' in the way it looked reminded me of you
    it might have been how far i'd come
    so i dropped a match until the floor was gone

    all of my trains
    i let them all go
    all of my trains
    i let them all go
    all of my trains
    i let them all go
    all of my trains

    then i lit the thread across the station door
    kentucky straight, i hit the floor
    the station tussled up in flames
    but i could only read the bottle's name
    and i weaned its breast and turned it dry
    like the wake of summer from july
    i got up and tripped over my knees
    which caved in at the slightest breeze

    morning always looked like you
    morning always looked like you

    all of my trains
    i let them all go
    all of my trains
    i let them all go
    all of my trains
    i let them all go
    all of my trains
    i thought you should know
    i thought you should know
    i thought you should know
    i thought you should know
    (x2)
    letterpresson September 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah i was actually suprised it took so long for the lyrics to be available in the 1st place, I looked it up a few months agao and it wasn't available amywhere, my first time hearing the song was also @ the beggining of the movie "The Vicious Kind" which I love and own as well, I too looked it up on amazon and purchased it right away and though i enjoy the movie very much I do seem to linger on the starting credits and feel a since of saddness to actually press play.
    eclecticsoulfireon March 01, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThanks for posting those! Should I fix it? I thought some interpretation of it should be put up (I couldn't find the lyrics for it anywhere either) because it's such a beautiful song.
    speaksofton March 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI love this song - It sounds to me thought like it's "Chimney smoke through a maze of grass", but that could just be me :)

    Does it seem to anyone else that Robert Francis, amazing artist thought he may be, has a bit of an obsession with blood? It seem to come out a lot, especially in Pilgrims.
    miss-r0ckon April 02, 2011   Link

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