I never saw it as the start
It's more a change of heart
Rapping on the windows, whistling down the chimney pot
Blowing off the dust in the room where I forgot
I laid my plans in solid rock

Stepping through the door like a troubadour
Whiling just an hour away
Looking at the trees on the roadside
Feeling it's a holiday
You and I should ride the coast
And wind up in our favorite coats just miles away
Roll a number, write another song
Like Jimmy heard the day he caught the train

Oh-oh la-la
Oh-oh la-la
Oh-oh la-la
Oh-oh la

He sipped another rum and coke
And told a dirty joke
Walking like Groucho, sucking on a number ten
Rolling on the floor with the cigarette burns walked in
I'll miss the crush when I'm home again

Stepping through the door with the night in store
Whiling just an hour away
Step into the sky in the star bright
Feeling it's a brighter day
You and I should ride the coast
And wind up in our favorite coats just miles away
Roll a number, write another song
Like Jimmy heard the day he caught the train

Oh-oh la-la
Oh-oh la-la
Oh-oh la-la
Oh-oh la

You and I should ride the tracks
And find ourselves just wading through tomorrow
And you and I, when we're coming down
We're only getting back
And you know I feel no sorrow
(We've got the whole wide world)

Oh-oh la-la
Oh-oh la-la
Oh-oh la-la
Oh-oh la-la

When you find that things are getting wild
Don't you want days like these?
When you find that things are getting wild
Don't you want days like these?
When you find that things are getting wild
Don't you need days like these?
When you find that things are getting wild
Don't you want days like these, like these?

Oh-oh la-la
Oh-oh la-la


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The Day We Caught the Train Lyrics as written by Oscar Lloyd Harrison Damon Minchella

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    well to be honest, this is a really simple song meaning there singing about the scene in 'Quadrophenia' where Jimmy is taking the train back down to Brighton! I can't believe no-one has recognised this significant film scene! Quadrophenia is a cult classic and is my favourite film ever. I am 16 years old and it was obvious to me ( :

    a certain romanceon November 27, 2008   Link
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    I remember when i was a kid i thought it was'oh oh light a lght..' lol! This is a great song, pretty sure its just about f**kin round woth ur mates when ur young, possibly a 'lad's holiday', still its one of those that u cant help sing along to, why are oasis widely considered to be the best band of the nineties when they cant come close to the musicality, songwriting or range of OCS? Wicked song!

    scouselukeon August 17, 2005   Link
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    Oh my god.........cant beleive no one has commented on this, its one of my favorite ocs songs!!! not sure about the meaning of it?!?! could be about a love that he's lost and he wants it all back?!??! ne ideas?!?!

    helenbeeon May 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
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    A brilliant song. Reminds me of when I was a kid.

    Ramagammaon April 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    anthem. Amazing song to sing along to at a festival...ooh ooh la la ooh ooh la la...

    sOCS479on September 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I love this song, it's the pinacle of those days back in the mid-90s, sun shinning, happy smiles, singing along.

    forever delayedon November 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    damn right. makes it seem sunny outside, even when its raining.

    supertedon February 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I love the 'when you find that things are getting wild don't you want days like these'? A song to get you through the rough times...

    mkfanaticon April 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
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    i'm not very good at interpretating songs but i cant help thinking it's about mods and Quadrophenia and stuff! "Jimmy heard the day we caught the train" i dunno but top tune anyway!

    castnoshadowon September 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
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    This song is about being young and living the life of Riley!

    Excellent song reminds me of being young and carefree!

    way_2_nangon September 23, 2005   Link

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