Heard the rattle from the train
Sounds of a hundred people,
Maybe more
Cut through the ropes before you came
I had a dream that you were gone.

I'm in the days of throwing rocks
When I saw your picture on a silver coin
Stole a kiss through your golden locks
I had a dream that you were gone.
Woke up and you were gone

All this love has gone away
'Cause I didn't have the heart or strength to say
I'll miss you when you're gone
I'll miss you when you're gone
I'll miss you when you're gone
I'll miss you when you're gone

Heard the rattle from the chains
This goddamn room it gets so small sometimes
I had a dream that you were gone
Woke up and you were gone


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  • +4
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    Its about not having the courage to express your feelings for someone, then once you build up this courage to actually express them, its too late. Traveling to a country on an exchange trip, for 6 months, meeting someone and falling in love with them but not having the courage to express this and tell them that you love them. Your exchange is up and you leave back to your home town, much regret for not telling this person you loved them, all the love has gone away. They will forever be a memory.

    TheHoffon June 20, 2011   Link
  • +2
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    yeah i agree with you. he sounds lost. it makes me really sad :(

    goodgraciouson November 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
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    Angus Stone is such a genious, I admire people who put so much emotion in their songs, you can tell by his voice that he is really feeling what he's saying. I love him!

    walrusgumboots1on July 24, 2008   Link
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    I interpret the song as being about a boy who is in love with someone he can't have. He sees her on a silver coin - i think this is eluding to her being like a queen, so she is above his class. Also the line "im in the days of throwing rocks" means he is probably young, a teenager.

    walrusgumboots1on July 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
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    awww this is one of the nicest songs on 'a book like this'. i love the music as well as the lyrics. these lyrics are close, but not quite right. Here are the correct ones-

    Heard the rattle from the train Sounds of a hundred people, Maybe more Cut through the ropes before you came I had a dream that you were gone.

    I'm in the days of throwing rocks When I saw your picture on a silver coin Stole a kiss from your golden locks I had a dream that you were gone. Woke up and you were gone

    All the love has gone away Cos I didnt have the heart or strength to say I'll miss you when you're gone I'll miss you when you're gone I'll miss you when you're gone I'll miss you when you're gone

    Heard the rattle from the chains This goddamn room it gets so small sometimes I had a dream that you were gone Woke up and you were gone.

    ilovemaxon October 06, 2007   Link
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    o sorry its through you're golden locks not from you're golden locks... I miss read the album cover.

    This song is sad as it makes me think that he has been in a long relationship and it hasn't quite sunk in yet that it's ended, its just like a dream. He feels a bit lost without his love, with the noise of the train and the crowds of people confusing him and he doesnt know what happens then he wakes up 'and you were gone' He regrets not telling her how much she meant. :(

    ilovemaxon October 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
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    Thanks for the corrections. Mine are just by ear so i'm sure there are more mistakes in the other songs too.

    I think you are pretty much spot on with the meaning, great song. I'm glad there are others who like this album as much as me.

    viginti_treson October 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
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    This song is so beautiful.

    Sleeplikeon May 06, 2008   Link
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    I think walrusgumboots is right about the whole higher-class, silver coin thing and the teenager throwing rocks thing, I think it sounds like its about a guy who had a short relationship with a girl who was much higher than him in popularity, and he saw that she was higher up and didnt have the strength to tell her everything she meant to him

    12gen34on September 03, 2008   Link
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    angus's voice reminds me of Chris Garneau meets M.Ward. it's fantastic.

    taylorrr1211on October 07, 2009   Link

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