"Runaway Train" by 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 


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 


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