And it feels right this time
On his crash course with the big time
Pay no mind to the distant thunder
New day fills his head with wonder, boy

Says it feels right this time
Turned it 'round and found the right line
“Good day to be alive, sir
Good day to be alive,” he says

Then it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel
Was just a freight train coming your way
Then it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel
Was just a freight train coming your way

Don't it feel right like this?
All the pieces fall to his wish
“Sucker for that quick reward, boy
Sucker for that quick reward,” they say

Then it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel
Was just a freight train coming your way
Then it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel
Was just a freight train coming your way
It's coming your way

Then it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel
Was just a freight train coming your way

Then it comes to be
Then it comes to be


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  • +12
    My Interpretation

    The song starts out massive, sounding like something big is about to happen. It then lowers, almost as if its sneaking up but then BAM. It's there.

    "And it feels right this time On his crash course with the big time"

    He's basically saying that he feels good that his time to be "big" has arrived. Yo u feel his anticipation in the rhythm.

    "Pay no mind to the distant thunder New day fills his head with wonder, boy"

    He chooses not to focus on the risks of his decision because its distant. Instead ponders the rewards the new day is going to give him.

    "Says it feels right this time Turned it 'round and found the right line"

    He's assuring himself that his time to be "big" has come. He's glad he turned his life around, and he found the "right line".

    "“Good day to be alive, sir Good day to be alive,” he says"

    His excitement and assurance is palpable.

    "Then it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel Was just a freight train coming your way"

    Tunnels are like a shortcut, so instead of working hard to climb over the hill, he decided to take the shortcut and go through it. The light at the end of his tunnel wasn't the beginning of a new better life, but that of a train. The train was the risk he chose to ignore. The second time this verse is repeated, the beat picks up, and he's realizing that his decision wasn't well thought out.

    "Don't it feel right like this? All the pieces fall to his wish"

    He comes to the realization that this was what he was asking for. He hadn't thought it through. Any shortcuts to something this big aren't going to come without risk. Everything had gone down to this moment, and now he has nothing.

    "“Sucker for that quick reward, boy Sucker for that quick reward,” they say"

    Other people ridicule him for not thinking.

    "Then it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel Was just a freight train coming your way Then it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel Was just a freight train coming your way It's coming your way"

    He knows its going to hit him, and hard.

    "Then it comes to be Then it comes to be"

    It's happening. He losses everything.

    This song is about knowing what your getting into. Any shortcut to a rich life comes with big risks. You have to think things through before you delve into them, otherwise it will come back to bite you.

    alexseamanon February 12, 2013   Link
  • +6
    General Comment

    I would not say "unexpected". See the third line: "Pay no mind to the distant thunder" That means the storm is coming, he should have foreseen it, but instead, he just is too focused in another things: "Beauty fills his head with wonder, boy..." It's liek some guy who has a good time, and thinks that nothing can go wrong, but because of this optimism he fails to see the signs that something bad is going to happen, so he is unprepared.

    Nachoon February 08, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    It describes an unexpected change from good luck into bad luck. As an opposite of the good luck which represents a four leaf clover, a no leaf clover stands for having bad luck.

    Boonechic_21on December 07, 2001   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    Masterpiece Masterpiece Masterpiece

    AidinLSWon January 22, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    do not always think that the light means good. maybe it is coming to defeat you.

    shumulon February 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Perfect.

    A couple years ago, when I first heard this song I was getting invovled with an ex-girlfriend.

    "Then it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel is just a freight train coming your way"

    That pretty much sums it up... it was almost propehtic.

    rhinkon April 14, 2002   Link
  • +1
    My Opinion

    I think it's about someone living life thinking it's all good & nothing could go wrong until all of the sudden it all does in fact go wrong. Don't walk through life blindly I think is the warning message here.

    EternalTearsOfSorrowon September 06, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    it always gives me the image of a buisiness man who essentially sells his soul to get promoted. (i don't mean actually, but figuratively, say he ignores his family) his life then crashes and burns.

    DrivenInHiFion March 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    to me...it seems like someone who has been down on their luck for some time, they've been traveling through a dark tunnel in their life so to speak. this kid finally gets a break and things start to look up for him, everything is falling into place after all his pain and suffering. he finally sees the light at the end of the tunnel. so excited is he that he "pay no mind to the distant thunder". the thunder ultimatley being the sound of the frieght train coming at him. by the time he realizes he is getting screwed again it is to late...the break he thought he had was his ruin. this is my favorite song as it perfeclty describes my life. every time i think i see something good about to happen i crash and burn...

    no leaf cloveron April 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    The song is about knowing what's happening next (in this case something negative) and not caring since it doesn't matter (no luck).

    Necrothon April 25, 2002   Link

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