"Train In Vain (The Clash Cover)" as written by Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon....
They say you stand
By your man
Tell me something
I don't understand
You said you loved me
And that's a fact
And then you left me
Said you felt trapped

Well,somethings you can explain away
But the heartache's with me till this day

did you stand by me
No,not at all
Did you stand by me
No way

All the times
That we were closed
I remember
These things the most
I've seen all our dreams
Come tumblin' down
I can't stay happy
Without you around

So alone I keep the wolves a bay
And there's only one thing I can say


You must explain
Why this must be
Did you lie
When you spoke to me

Did you stand by me
No,not at all

Now I got a job
But it don't pay
I need new clothes
I need somewhere to stay
But without all these things I can do
But without your love I won't make it through
Without you love I won't make it through

But you don't understand my point of view
I suppose there's nothing I can do

[Chorus: x2]

Stand by me,no way
Stand by me,not at all
Stand by me,no way
Stand by me,not at all
Stand by me,no way

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"Train in Vain" as written by Mick Jones Joe Strummer

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    General CommentRemake of The Clash classic
    cactusdaveon August 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI hear she performed this at the Grammys one year (1996?)

    I have both versions, and like them both equally well. Annie's version is more upbeat and funky; The Clash's is more lonely and sad, and fit the lyrics better, both are awesome.
    mtmooreon February 01, 2011   Link

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