Soul Asylum - Runaway Train

Soul Asylum Grave Dancers Union“Runaway Train” è la traccia numero 3 di “Grave Dancers Union”, sesto album del gruppo “Soul Asylum”. Pubblicato nel 1992, questa canzone è il terzo singolo estratto dall’album. I Soul Asylum sono un gruppo musicale alternative rock statunitense formatosi nel 1983 a Minneapolis, in Minnesota. La formazione attuale è composta da David Pirner(voce, chitarra), Dan Murphy(chitarra ritmica), Michael Bland(batteria) e Tommy Stinson(basso). Quest’ultimo ha sostituito Karl Mueller, morto nel 2005 per un cancro all’esofago. “Runaway Train” fu senza dubbio il singolo di maggior successo della Soul Asylum, tanto che la band vinse un “Grammy” nel 1994 come “Migliore Canzone Rock”.

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Call you up in the middle of the night
Like a firefly without a light
You were there like a blowtorch 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

Runaway train never going back
Wrong way on a one way track
Seems like I should be getting somewhere
Somehow I’m neither here nor 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

Runaway train never going back
Wrong way on a one way track
Seems like I should be getting somewhere
Somehow I’m neither here nor there

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

Runaway train never going back
Wrong way on a one way track
Seems like I should be getting somewhere
Somehow I’m neither here nor there

Runaway train never comin’ back
Runaway train tearin’ up the track
Runaway train burnin’ in my veins
Runaway but it always seems the same

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