"Runaway Train" as written by Dave Mccracken and Brandon Boyd....
Presently, the future is in the middle of a love triangle,
With calamity and me in the corner starting to feel uncomfortable,
Should I douse the spark or fan the flames or merely think of clever things to say?
The more I try to separate, the better it fells to get right in the way.

And I try so hard to get out of the way of that runaway train.
Oh, how I do love the rain.

Seems to me that being in the middle is starting to get me in trouble.
I tried to run away but they have a talent for making trouble seem enjoyable.
The more I try to separate, the better it fells to get right in the way.
Should I douse the sparks or fan the flames or merely think of clever things to say?

And I try so hard to get out of the way of that runaway train.
Oh, how I do love the rain.

Runaway train

And I try so hard to get out of that runaway train.
Oh, how I do love the rain.

Runaway train


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"Runaway Train" as written by Dave Mccracken Brandon Boyd

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    My InterpretationHumanity is on the path to a worldwide societal reset and the writer is torn by indecision. He feels compelled to do something, anything, but ultimately he knows that he is powerless to stop it. He is saddened by the choice, but sees that peace exists in spirituality and that he must withdraw from the collapse if he wants to survive.
    tristanoon May 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIn his CD booklet, Brandon says its about a "theortical menage a trois", which is a relationship/sexual act between three people; the song is about his indecision to jump in.
    wakinglimbon August 02, 2010   Link
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    General Commenttwo very different meanings..:P wonder whicht one is the right one. I like the song in any case

    To me it seems to me to go about the love triangle but maybe it has a deeper meaning???

    Everything is possible:P
    BrILjanTjeon February 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIn the beginning he mentions the "love triangle" he, "future" and "calamity" are
    in. At this moment in the video, Brandon shows us the two horned male drawings,
    which are the same person and himself presenting them. Triangle - Brandon (future),
    Brandon (calamity) and Brandon (himself) "in the corner starting to feel
    uncomfortable".

    Now he is asking if he should stop or continue with this love triangle. "douse the
    spark or fan the flames". Here's where it gets interesting. Brandon has been trying
    to communicate with us something that he shouldn't be talking about. So he has to
    "merely think of clever things to say".

    An addiction can bring about the word "love" to express how much one likes what
    they experience from it, whether good or bad. Breaking away from what you love is
    not easy. So now we have Brandon telling us how he has tried more than once to
    break away from this love triangle. But each attempt has brought him back to the
    uncomfortable corner. "the more I try to seperate, the better it feels to get right
    in the way. At this moment in the video, when he says "the better it feels to get
    right in the way", you see a male figure in a suit opening a treasure chest.

    In the second verse, Brandon keeps finding himself back in the love triangle, it's
    because "THEY have a talent for making trouble seem enjoyable." Who are "they"?
    Could be the entertainment industry hence the man in the suit flashing treasures
    and gifts.

    Here's a clever thing. In the video at 2:00, when he says, "Oh how I do love the
    RAIN.", you will see the suited man flashing objects which symbolize gifts. Brandon
    loves being SHOWERED with gifts! Even though it seems to get him in trouble.

    The horns are symbolic. You see the horns in the video "Last Night A Passenger" as
    well, with the female demons around him. "with HER belly full she culled..". Female
    demons because in Paganism, the female goddess is the one in control. Just like
    chess, in which you win when you beat the QUEEN. His fate lies in the belly of the
    "beast"/ "hell". Most of Brandon's songs are about his experiences as a Pagan.

    "our intuit we're taught to deny, yes our soul we're told's for selling!" -Out from
    Under

    Maybe the simplistic lyrics of his solo album and the videos is the line he crossed
    being the reason why he never performs any of the songs besides this one and it was
    only once in 2010 in Chile in a benefit for the trapped miners.

    He's not the only Pagan "artist" out there.
    se7en11on May 18, 2012   Link

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