You may not believe it
But I don't believe in miracles anymore
And when I think about it
I don't believe I ever did for sure
All the things I've said in songs
All the purple prose you bought from me
Reality's just black and white
The sentimental things I'd write
Never meant that much to me

I used to be the main express
All steam and whistles heading west
Picking up my pain from door to door
Riding on the storyline, furnace burning overtime
But this train don't stop
This train don't stop
This train don't stop there anymore

You don't need to hear it
But I'm dried-up and sick to death of love
If you need to know it
I never really understood that stuff
All the stars and bleeding hearts
All the tears that welled up in my eyes
Never meant a thing to me
Read 'em as they say and weep
I never felt enough to cry

I used to be the main express
All steam and whistles heading west
Picking up my pain from door to door
Riding on the storyline, furnace burning overtime
But this train don't stop
This train don't stop
This train don't stop there anymore

When I say that I don't care
It really means my engine's breaking down
The chisel chips my heart again
The granite cracks beneath my skin
I crumble into pieces on the ground

I used to be the main express
All steam and whistles heading west
Picking up my pain from door to door
Riding on the storyline, furnace burning overtime
But this train don't stop
This train don't stop
This train don't stop there anymore

But this train don't stop
This train don't stop
This train don't stop there anymore

Oh, yeah


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This Train Don't Stop There Anymore Lyrics as written by Elton John Bernard J.p. Taupin

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    General CommentThis is my own interpretation, but what I think is that Taupin if this is fact written about him although it could be about John is about moving on with life. If this was written about John then it could be the transition of John's career. Elton was huge in the 70's and 80's and is now just a man that is considered one of the greatest singers of all time. He is no longer living the fast life that he once was. This could also be in reference to his cocaine addiction meaning he no longer does it. If it is in fact about Taupin himself it could be about the fact his career slowed down since him an John are not writing as much as they were. There might be deeper meaning to this but this is all I can come up with.
    BrycePaason April 08, 2009   Link

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