"Train Under Water" as written by and Conor Oberst....
You were born inside of a raindrop
I watched you falling
To your death
And the sun
Well it could not save you
She'd fallen down too
Now the streets are wet
Body of water, toxic and timeless
Atlantic ocean, New York skyline
I always get lost
When I leave the village
So couldn't come meet you in Brooklyn last night
But I sing glory from my lowest

And I will say peace
To the people I meet
While the world waits for an explosion
That instant of light that wipes the slate clean
So don't be fooled
No, don't get lied to
Love was always cruel
Don't act strange
Don't be a stranger
It happened to me now it's happening to you
But if you take that train under water then we could talk it through
Well if I could tame all of my desires

Wait out the weather
That howls in my brain
Because it seems
That it's always changing
The wind's indecision, the sorrowful rain
Yeah, I was a postcard
I was a record
I was a camera
Until I went blind
Now I am riding all over this island
Looking for something to open my eyes
But I still sing glory

From a high-rise
And I will say thanks if you're pouring my drinks
While the world waits for an explosion
That moment in time when we are set free
Well don't stay mad
Just let some time pass
And in the morning you'll wake feeling new
And if I don't come back
I mean, if I get sidetracked
It's only cause I wanted to
I'm keeping up with the moon on an all-night avenue

Lyrics submitted by ruben, edited by jessicahaligh

"Train Underwater" as written by Conor Oberst

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    General Comment@flippant thoughts

    a quick google search tells me this song was on a couple bootlegs before 2005:

    2003 - Austin City Limits Festival
    2003.04.10 - KCRW Radio Show:
    2003.7.16 - Sokol Underground, Omaha, Nebraska
    2004.2.28 - Live at Lupo's at the Strand, Providence, RI
    2004.11.15 - Munchen

    that probably explains it
    draglineon March 14, 2008   Link

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