"Trainwreck 1979" as written by Jesse Keeler, Sebastien Grainger and David Stuart Sardy....
I was born on the highway
In a train wreck
With a heart that was beating
Outta my chest

So now I follow it around the world
I can’t keep up if I don’t get it soon
I know I’ll bleed until I drop

‘Cause I want it all
I can’t get enough
‘Cause I want it all
I can’t get enough

There’s a darkness and a hollow
On the highway
Every cross on the roadside
Tells a story

So now I follow it around the world
I can’t keep up
The story never ends as long as we have
Blood and cuts

‘Cause I want it all
I can’t get enough
‘Cause I want it all
I can’t get enough

Can’t get enough
I can’t get enough

It ran off the track, 11/79, while the immigrants slept
There wasn’t much time
The mayor came calling and got 'em outta bed
They packed up their families and headed up wind

A poison cloud, a flaming sky
Two hundred thousand people and no one died
And all before the pocket dial
Yeah

I keep searching and searching
I keep searching and searching

Now I’m stranded, tied on the tracks
There’s no hero, there’s no villain
There’s nobody I can blame, the story’s still the same
I’m never satisfied
It’s a problem with my brain

I keep searching and searching
I keep searching and searching

‘Cause I want it all
I can’t get enough
‘Cause I want it all
I can’t get enough

Can’t get enough
I can’t get enough
Can’t get enough
I can’t get enough
Can’t get enough
I can’t get enough
Can’t get enough
I can’t get enough


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"Trainwreck 1979" as written by Jesse Keeler Sebastien Grainger

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    Song FactAt first I thought the song was about the band's troubles and eventual breakup, but after listening closely to the middle part I realized it was actually about the 1979 Mississauga train derailment.

    200,000 people had to be evacuated from the city, which is right next to Toronto.

    I'd be interested to find out if it had a direct connection to the bands' families.
    lunarworkson November 08, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI feel like the line is "The story never ends as long as we have blood and GUTS". If it isn't, it should be.
    TemporaryLifeon November 23, 2014   Link

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