When I first heard about the violence
I was in the quiet carriage of a train
My phone was set to silent
When I felt the message, and I saw your name
Even though it happened a million miles from you
You said that you were scared
And I wanted to be there

First they came for the badgers
And then the otters, and now the deer
A big ugly dog bit the face off a small beautiful child
For reasons that are unclear
They should stop them breeding
Or microchip the owners or something, I don't know
This fast train's really slow

Last night I dreamt a music programme
And in it, half the young bands
Were all dressed as rag-and-bone men
And they sounded like Supertramp
The other bands were all Fleetwood Mac
Or Genesis or Cream
It wasn't even a dream

I've really tried to stay positive
But it's been a funny start to the week
I know I should take it all with a pinch of salt
And turn the other cheek
My tailor tells me there's a silver lining
Stitched inside every cloud
This quiet coach is loud

I'm too restless now to read my book
And I'm too tired to fall asleep
I'd walk down to the buffet car
But I don't want to lose my seat
The man sitting opposite me
Keeps clicking his ballpoint pen
He'll definitely kill again

I've been torturing myself with sad songs
On a playlist I made on my phone
I just lost the wi-fi signal
And I suddenly felt so alone
Through the train window it's too dark to watch
The world as it rushes by
Annd I thought that I might cry

Today's water cooler moment
Was from a talent show again
And no, I've never liked the programme
But I watched it for a friend
I could not understand what made
The audience applaud
It's Monday, and I'm bored

Lyrics submitted by BrutalBart

Coach a: Seat 21 song meanings
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