No sleep, you’re counting those falling
Turn white as a sheet in the face of the rain grown colder
The wild flower waltzing,
The locomotive crawling
But on the wheels where the rust don’t stain
Your self-chosen cure is your self chosen pain

No time to ride on the back of a beast such as suicide.
Join me, come meet me
Black lights suit you baby

Too sweet, it’s there for the killing
Lie there at your feet, but the face in the mirror has grown older
A bell’s distant ringing, the scorá¹—ion stinging
Bells making noise, but your mind don’t care
Words screaming in like you … there
Inside, inside
To the back of a train they call suicide
Join me,
Come meet me, you know the black light suits you baby

Inside, inside
To the back of a train they call suicide
Join me,
Come meet me, you know the black light suits you baby

No time to ride on the back of a beast such as suicide.
Join me, come meet me
You know black lights suit you baby


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Locomotive song meanings
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    General Commentno sleep, your countenance fallen
    turned white as a sheet
    in the face of the rain growing colder
    the wallflower waltzing
    locomotive crawling
    blood on the wheels where the rust don't stain
    your self chosen cure is your self chosen pain

    no time to ride
    on the back of a beast such as suicide
    johnny come lately
    the black light suits you baby

    too sweet
    it's there for the killing
    laying there at your feet
    but the face in the mirror's grown older
    a bell distant ringing
    a scorá¹—ion stinging
    the wheel's making noise
    but your mind don't care
    the world screaming in like you're not even there
    inside, inside
    to the back of a train they call suicide
    join me,
    come meet me, you know the black light suits you baby

    you slide inside
    to the back of a train they call suicide
    johnny come lately
    you know the black light suits you baby
    superbugon May 18, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI haven't thought much about what this song meant. Does anyone know if Layne wrote this? I must say, Mark Lanegan sounds amazing singing this, but I wish it would have been recorded with Layne Staley.
    NHow89on April 04, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMark penned
    aoaon August 04, 2017   Link

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