Stop This Train

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Once in a while I find a song that I fall in love with.  I love the lyrics and I love the musicality, and I want to listen to it over and over!  I found a song by John Mayer that has become my new favourite song, and I wanted to share it with you.  Be sure to read the lyrics as you listen.  It’s not exactly how I feel right now, at this point in my life, but I can imagine feeling this way in a few years.  We only have one life to live, and it’s short… so live in the present and live every day to its fullest!

No I’m not color blind
I know the world is black and white
Try to keep an open mind but…
I just can’t sleep on this tonight
Stop this train I want to get off and go home again
I can’t take the speed it’s moving in
I know I can’t
But honestly won’t someone stop this train

Don’t know how else to say it, don’t want to see my parents go
One generation’s length away
From fighting life out on my own

Stop this train
I want to get off and go home again
I can’t take the speed it’s moving in
I know I can’t but honestly won’t someone stop this train

So scared of getting older
I’m only good at being young
So I play the numbers game to find away to say that life has just begun
Had a talk with my old man
Said help me understand
He said turn 68, you’ll renegotiate             (LOVE this part!)
Don’t stop this train
Don’t for a minute change the place you’re in
Don’t think I couldn’t ever understand
I tried my hand
John, honestly we’ll never stop this train

See once in a while when it’s good
It’ll feel like it should
And they’re all still around
And you’re still safe and sound
And you don’t miss a thing
’til you cry when you’re driving away in the dark.

Singing stop this train I want to get off and go home again
I can’t take this speed it’s moving in
I know I can’t
Cause now I see I’ll never stop this train

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2 thoughts on “Stop This Train

  1. addielicious says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this song. My song of the day! I can especially relate to the wanting to stop the train and go home again. Weeks before my HS graduation, I couldn’t wait to move from our small town to another city, leaving my grandmother behind. Yesterday was Mama’s death anniversary and boy was I missing her an awful lot. Makes me want to turn the hands of time and go back to those times with my grandma. Makes me think I should have never rushed hopping on to the bus. I could have savored our moments together before I do, to say the least.

    Then unexpectedly came that part in the song where John talks to his father who then advised him to not stop the train. “Don’t for a minute change the place you’re in,” he says. I love that part, too. I think that’s one of the best advice we have to keep in mind. That there’s no use in crying over spilt milk and that we have to be grateful at the person we have become now, instead.

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    • Lindsay says:

      Wow, thank you for sharing that, Addie. It’s so true, we just need to enjoy our situations even if we don’t think they are the best at the moment. I’m glad you enjoyed the song.

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