"Train In Vain (The Clash Cover)" as written by Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon....
You say you stand by your man
Tell me something I don't understand
You said you love me and that's a fact
And then you left me, said you felt trapped

Well some things you can explain away
But the heartache's in me 'til this day

You didn't stand by me
No, not at all
You didn't stand by me
No way

All the times
When we were close
I'll remember these things the most
I see all my dreams come tumbling down
I can't be happy without you around

So alone I keep the wolves at bay
And there's only one thing I can say

You didn't stand by me
No, not at all
You didn't stand by me
No way

You must explain why this must be
Did you lie when you spoke to me?

Did you stand by me?
No, not at all

Now I got a job
But it don't pay
I need new clothes
I need somewhere to stay
But without all of these things I can do
But without your love I won't make it through

But you don't understand my point of view
I suppose there's nothing I can do

You didn't stand by me
No, not at all
You didn't stand by me
No way

You didn't stand by me
No, not at all
You didn't stand by me
No way

You must explain why this must be
Did you lie when you spoke to me?

Did you stand by me

Did you stand by me?
No, not at all
Did you stand by me?
No way
Did you stand by me?
No, not at all
Did you stand by me?
No way


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"Train in Vain" as written by Mick Jones Joe Strummer

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    General CommentRemake of The Clash classic
    cactusdaveon August 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI hear she performed this at the Grammys one year (1996?)

    I have both versions, and like them both equally well. Annie's version is more upbeat and funky; The Clash's is more lonely and sad, and fit the lyrics better, both are awesome.
    mtmooreon February 01, 2011   Link

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