"From a Late Night Train" as written by and Paul Gerard Buchanan....
From a late night train
Reflected in the water
When all the rainy pavement
Lead to you
It's over now
I know it's over
But I can't let go
The cigarettes, the magazines
All stacked up in the rain
There doesn't seem to be a funny side
It's over now
I know it's over
But I can't let go
From a late night train
The little towns go rolling by
And people in the station
Going home
It's over now
I know it's over
But I love you so

Lyrics submitted by Milkman82

"From a Late Night Train" as written by Paul Gerard Buchanan

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  • +3
    General Commentthe saddest and most beautiful song in the world.
    foreveron December 20, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWow! I simply love this song, just because it's so sad. And also because there's almost no music somehow makes this song so beautiful.
    DubJon September 04, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthe closing line of each verse is so sad and then to change the closing line of the last verse captures that desperate feeling of "knowing its over" perfectly. All said within 3 verses and as dubj says - with little music. Fantastic
    bunny1966on November 03, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSuperbly crafted and full of emotion. I defy anyone not to be moved by this! Takes me back to late nights in London with a loved one far away and all hope long gone......magic song.
    DeanJon November 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentforever's comment pretty much sums it up, yes?

    This song was there for me during some rough nights as a college freshman, 18 years ago, so I thought I'd drop in on it. Nice to see that it's loved by others as well.

    Nobody else sounds like the Blue Nile. Nobody else possibly could.
    raffishtenant2on October 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionIf only this song were better known! It deserves so much more attention. I am only a high schooler so I listen to music my father shows me (i.e. Blue Nile) and more modern music and I am yet to come across a song quite as moving as this one.
    Hiro Kon April 16, 2016   Link

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