"An Open Letter To The Lyrical Trainspotter" as written by and Paul Edward Draper....
Since the dawn of time
I've rolled across the earth
Spinning in the dust

Long before your birth
Eatin' tar and gasoline
Every light I see is green
Open pipes, my machine's
triple-plated chrome

Spirit of the wheel
Wheels of fire burn the night
Ride across the sky
Wheels of fire burning bright
We live to ride

Motors running
Now you're gonna learn
Waiting on the line
Make your tires burn
Fast, faster, faster, faster
Speeding always kills
Nothing else takes us to get these thrills

Spirit of the wheel
Wheels of fire burn the night
Ride across the sky
Wheels of fire burning bright
We live to ride

Blood and thunder on the road
My heart is pounding
My blood is nitroglycerin
I'm fire
Burning, burning, burning, burning
Ready to explode
Don't want nothing left of me to scrape off the road

Spirit of the wheel
Wheels of fire burn the night
Ride across the sky
Wheels of fire burning bright

We live to ride
Clouds of smoke
Tires screaming
Fire in my hair
Blown into a thousand pieces
Scattered everywhere
Fast, burn, burning, faster
want to take a ride
Spirit of the wheel
Wheels of fires ride

Spirit of the wheel
Wheels of fire burn the night
Ride across the sky
Wheels of fire burning bright
We live to ride


Lyrics submitted by cloudnein, edited by colintron, chamacuti

"An Open Letter to the Lyrical Trainspotter" as written by Paul Edward Draper

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    General CommentI find it hillarious that someone was stupid enough to put this on a 'song meaning' page - unless you're being sarcastic/ironic well then its not stupid its actually quite good!
    CaNiS mAjOron April 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentya im confused on the lyrics myself it would be interesting to find out what the hell they really meant.

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    TruthlessHer0on April 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentif you don't see what these lyrics mean then you're crazy! it says it outright! the whole point of this song is just basically to justify the rest of mansun's songs... they're telling you that the lyrics aren't supposed to mean all that much... the singer is just telling you that his lyrics are meant only to make the music sound better. they're just like another instrument... so even though he's saying that the lyrics aren't supposed to mean that much, this song does have some meaning to it.
    funkykowzon April 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, that makes sense. But theres one part which seems to contradict that...
    "You say they mean nothing, just gobbledy-gook
    But just look at yourself, you're not clever enough"
    isnt that saying that if you think theres no meaning then you're not clever enough?
    man_kills_everythingon October 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentlol, you lot psychoanalyzing this song. "It says what it does on the tin." so, no need to be theorising what the hell this song actualy means, its here for you to post your comments on what it means to you.
    Oh and to CaNiS mAJOr.
    The reason I posted these lyrics on this site was for people like yourself to read them and to comment on the lyrics. Hence "songmeanings". :-D
    (i kinda answered that one with the above also... oops)
    cloudneinon April 22, 2003   Link
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    General CommentPaul Draper, the writer of this song, said in an interview that these lyrics were sarcastic. (While he confessed later on that his lyrics were 'gobbled gook') He said that they did mean something if you looked hard enough. "Lyrics mean nothing, don't right any wrongs
    In fact I'm not having them on this" Sarcasm, obviously.
    Mansunroseon January 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPaul on lyrics Record Collector(?) 98------People who can't write lyrics explain it away by saying, "Oh, it's my soul. I'm speaking from the heart." And they turn out stuff like, "Out the back of my mind's eye/I saw it flying through the sky/high in the sky/I believe I can fly". How many British bands have written that lyric in the last five years? Fucking every one of them. And the Lighthouse Family, and R. Kelly, and Orville & Keith Harris. Orville believes he can fly, and so do fucking Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller. They go, "It's me soul, man". What they mean is, they haven't got any fucking lyrics.
    Mansunroseon January 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLOLOLOLOL brilliant hidden track.

    thanks for the info btw Mansunrose, it explains a lot. :D
    coffeebeanon June 11, 2008   Link

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