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Runaway Train Lyrics

Artist: Soul Asylum


Call you up in the middle of the night
Like a firefly without a light
You were there like a slow torch burning
I was a key that could use a little turning

So tired that I couldn't even sleep
So many secrets I couldn't keep
Promised myself I wouldn't weep
One more promise I couldn't keep

It seems no one can help me now
I'm in too deep
There's no way out
This time I have really led myself astray

CHORUS
Runaway train never going back
Wrong way on a one way track
Seems like I should be getting somewhere
Somehow I'm neither here no there

Can you help me remember how to smile
Make it somehow all seem worthwhile
How on earth did I get so jaded
Life's mystery seems so faded

I can go where no one else can go
I know what no one else knows
Here I am just drownin' in the rain
With a ticket for a runaway train

Everything is cut and dry
Day and night, earth and sky
Somehow I just don't believe it

CHORUS

Bought a ticket for a runaway train
Like a madman laughin' at the rain
Little out of touch, little insane
Just easier than dealing with the pain

Runaway train never comin' back
Runaway train tearin' up the track
Runaway train burnin' in my veins
Runaway but it always seems the same
Comments/Interpretations
by KerryNorton_x on 7/2/2008 9:05am
Love This Song =)
Only Place I Could Find The Right Lyrics For It =)

Thanx _ x
by Ferenc Herceg on 7/15/2008 10:12am
Quite good Lyrics... but there is a mistake: "Everything seems cut and dry" - rather than "everything is" - you know. ;)
by Encsy on 12/4/2008 9:43am
I love this song (L)
by Tempus on 12/11/2008 8:08pm
Also, it's 'Like a Blow Torch Burning'
by salman on 1/23/2009 7:08pm
This songs reflects million of those people on the streets who became the victim of our society
by sweetpea2008 on 2/5/2009 6:57pm
one of the greatest songs ever
by sarah on 4/4/2009 4:17am
Love it!!!!
by Mazhar on 5/28/2009 3:39pm
If anybody spoke of Soul Asylum, I was all ears⋯and alert to hear what might be said.

Runaway Train is a train that somehow gets off the tracks and manages to somehow still run without tracks.

This 1993 Grammy Best Rock Single is what goes beyond enjoying.

Totally enjoying a situation since 15 years, making up words sure is enjoyful!

Can't forget Karl Mueller!
by bhanwar singh rathore on 6/14/2009 6:31am
all time hit and not beatable
by Michelle on 9/19/2009 2:50pm
everytime i hear this song,it makes me cry...all i had was this song that i could relate to when i was growing up......keep up the good work,you guys are amazing!!!!
by malabs on 11/8/2009 8:37am
Thanks guyz 4 playing that song! more power to you guyz!!!
by Alex on 12/2/2009 5:16pm
Awesome!!! no words to describe it simply a Wonderful song.
by Susan on 8/25/2010 9:57am
I never heard of this song until today August25 2010 on the radio And I liked it. My world had just fallen apart This will be a song I will never forget it can mean so much so different to so many
by anavil flamiano on 10/26/2010 3:40am
this is one of the best songs ever written....how i wish i have the talent to do the same...i mean to write songs like this.
by Laci on 6/17/2011 8:23am
I too have felt like this for a long time now. I can so relate to this song is isn't funny
by Andrew on 7/12/2011 7:27am
Sad but beautiful song. I was 15 when the song came out - Perfect timing.
by olive on 11/5/2011 5:30pm
we danced so many nights to this song. we were happy. now hes gonna marry someone else
by TINTIN on 4/27/2012 5:49am
super love it!


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