lifeblood: songs: lyrics: train inside


i sold my business
you sold your van
we bought six acres and a two bedroom house plan
out in the country
i hung salt licks from the trees
but the deer ate the branches
you got mad at me
it was the first sign of the freeze

i'm always pining i never have fit in
with the people or the places or the feel inside my skin
you wanted everything from anywhere to here
and you said lets try the country i said ok good idea
why am i sitting by the lamp in my chair
while you're practically pacing outside in the winter air
baby if you're sad we can close this whole thing down
we can move to the coast
or we can move back into town
you said i feel like a train inside
can't you hear that lonesome sound

i'm not john henry
i'm not that strong
the only thing i've kept at was the bottle and a song
you lay your tracks with such passion it's a steam drill
i'm trying to keep up but i know i never will
why am i talking with this idiotic smile
when you're living in my heart and you're gone 500 miles
baby if you're sad we can close this whole thing down
we can move to the coast
or we can move back into town
you said i feel like a train inside
can't you hear that lonesome sound

you call me sometimes
beer-buzzed and alone
with your head full of ideas on your pay-as-you-go phone
and of course i listen
i've missed you like hell
and its taken me forever but i finally wish you well
outside the rain is freezing
its crackling in the trees
i'm housebound and worn down from the way things came to be
but baby if you're sad we can close your old bar down
i'll get into my car
i will track you down
train inside
train inside

words and music by emily saliers


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