On a tree-lined route
Looking out on wasteland
Treated to a one-man show on a tram
Just harmonica
No peripherals, no band
Just harmonica, just a man

In another time
You were reaching for my hand
It was all I could do to try and understand
You were miserable
I couldn't figure out my role
Couldn't find the words to let you know

Little kid
Looking across the tram
Wonders what I'm writing on my hand
The words to a song
Inspired by the man, harmonicas, and trams

I saw you crying and I couldn't help
I saw you crying and I couldn't help
I saw you crying and I couldn't help but cry, too, myself

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Harmonicas And Trams song meanings
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    General CommentT-Shirt Weather is possibly the most well-known and popular of all Luckies song. It's a great one; I often heard the crowd demanding that they play it more than once during the same gig. It's always been a bit 'unfair' that their most successful song was written by Mark Monnone instead of Marty Donald, who is responsible for 80% of all their work.

    But this. THIS is what Mark Monnone should be known for. I fucking love T-Shirt Weather and could listen to it every day for the rest of my life if I had to, but this song. This song has a grip on the saddest and loveliest parts of my heart. It's mournful and painful and beautiful. It's utterly self-explanatory which makes it simple in the best possible way.

    Sometimes I ride my bike up and down suburban hills and I listen to this on repeat. Although it's bleak and miserable, it makes me feel hopeful because he loves the person he's singing about. We all go through bad periods in life and feel like a burden to those who love us; this song makes me think that when that person really cares, they don't see you as a burden but as part of their own sadness. Someone they'll help, or they'll just cry with. That's love, eh? Someone whose pain makes you cry along with them.

    Plus... trams.
    xanyaon December 12, 2015   Link

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