"Runaway Trains" as written by and Tom Petty Michael W. Campbell....
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    General Commenta metaphor of heartbreak/lonliness compared to an inevitable trainwreck
    LolaBaton November 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI would argue that this is Tom Petty's finest song.

    The lyrics are haunting, as a story of two people who just missed each other, for better or for worse. The drums are inspired. The melodies are irresistible. Everything about it just plain clicks.
    raffishtenant2on December 21, 2007   Link

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