"The Passenger" as written by and Ricky Gardner Iggy Pop....
Seven forty nine
Night train right on time
Climb the steel stairs
Absinthe brandy wine
Spirits moving in the steam
Compartment forest green
The rattle of the rails
You fall into a dream

High clouds in the sky
Moon goes racing by
Another sleepless night
So you speed into daylight

Here comes another strange town
Here comes another breakdown

And you can run forever
They'll catch you now or never

In the dinner car
And then later in the bar
You see yourself reflected
I wonder who you are

The passengers asleep
Dream of secrets that they keep
In the cabin next to you
A women starts to weep

And then every day
Things you knew all fall away
Things you have all dissappear
As if you were never here

Here comes another strange town
Here comes another breakdown

And you can run forever
They'll catch you now or never

And when you arrive
You're not sure if you're alive
All the passengers are gone
Everybody except one
Station quiet station still
Nothing moves and nothing will
Put your hand up to your face
There are things you can't replace

Here comes another strange town
Here comes another breakdown

And you can run forever
They'll catch you now or never

Here comes another strange town
Here comes another breakdown
And you can run forever
They'll catch you now or never


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"The Passenger" as written by Christopher Allen Seligman Amy E Millan

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    General CommentI would call this one a standout on the album if the chorus wasn't so lame. The parts where Torq sings are so much better...
    hromon June 21, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthats funny hrom because the chorus is my favorite part of the song haha:)
    but I do agree that this the standout of the album.
    eurasia14on June 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I also like the chorus! Although, I still can't choose a favorite/standout from the album. >_>
    Properon June 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe chorus is okay, but the sound of the verses is outstanding. They could have done more with this song.
    Browns0286on July 08, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"And then every day"
    Things you knew all fall away
    Things you have all dissappear
    As if you were never here

    I feel like "And then every day" is "Hour by hour by day"
    counting-fingerson September 27, 2010   Link
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    Lyric Correctionit's definitely "hour by hour by day." I have the record(amazing by the way) with lyrics and that's what is says.
    mitchawesomeon October 04, 2010   Link

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