Always caring, always mine
Always reaching for what isn't there
It just isn't there at all
The smallest doubt can swell and grow
And all hope shrinks into indifference
It makes no difference to me
I was only five
When I heard the tale of the little train that said
" I think I can "
But what's hard to give is hard to get
And once you've lost it it's always gone
It's always gone
Sometimes I wish that I could cry
Instead of wondering what's on her mind
What was on my mind this time
For consolation there's always a next time
But will you take the time ?
It will take some time

Don't misunderstand
Half the time I can
Don't misunderstand
Half the time I only think I can

I was only five
When I heard the tale of the little train that said
"I think I can"
But what's hard to give is hard to get
And once you've lost it it's always gone
It's always gone
Standing on the railroad tracks
I hear the whistle the godfather's call
The biggest train of all
It's speeding closer towards the bridge
I'm hoping it can show me how it's done


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    General Commentah, i love this song, its so...different from other dag nasty songs
    Sk8Er55on September 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentagreed.
    imnotdonon August 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentnot that different at all. have you not heard Wig Out at Denko's? The Whole album is pretty like this.
    Wilf_xon December 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe honest truth is: this song is about not being able to "get it up."
    Sluggoon February 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSeriously!? Haha!
    Cannsawon April 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a breakup.
    notaminorthreaton February 27, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about being emotionally damaged, about not being able to give yourself completely to another person, and feeling alienated and alone as a result. half the time he can, and half the time he only thinks he can. then there's the godfather, "the biggest train of all"; those lines seem to evoke suicide.

    all of that said, there's also a great case to be made for this being about erectile dysfunction.
    scooperon April 26, 2009   Link

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