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"Is this the train to Desert Moon?" was all she said
But I knew I'd heard that stranger's voice before
I turned to look into her eyes, but she moved away
She was standing in the rain
Trying hard to speak my name
They say first love never runs dry

The waiter poured our memories into tiny cups
We stumbled over words we longed to hear
We talked about the dreams we'd lost, or given up
When a whistle cut the night
And shook silence from our lives
As the last train rolled towards the dune

Those summer nights when we were young
We bragged of things we'd never done
We were dreamers, only dreamers
And in our haste to grow too soon
We left our innocence on Desert Moon
We were dreamers, only dreamers
On Desert Moon, on Desert Moon
On Desert Moon, Desert Moon

I still can hear the whisper of the summer night
It echoes in the corners of my heart
The night we stood and waited for the desert train
All the words we meant to say
All the chances swept away
Still remain on the road to the dune

Those summer nights when we were young
We bragged of things we'd never done
We were dreamers, only dreamers
Moments pass, and time moves on
But dreams remain for just as long
As there's dreamers, all the dreamers
On Desert Moon, on Desert Moon
On Desert Moon, Desert Moon



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    UnregisteredAug 12, 2012 at 6:17 am
    My meaning to this song has nothing to do with trains or moons or dunes, but of a lost love. Sure you become reflective of the past and reminisce of things you wanted to do; of dreams yet unfulfilled. You also are much more wiser than you were at 19 yrs. Old and now know that the person you had longed for was not the right person for you! It is the hardest thing - to be honest with yourself (brutally honest) and admit that you were glad things turned out the way they did because you would have made the worst mistake of your life. I think we both know we were wrong for each other, but neither of us wanted to come out and say it out loud. Love is a strange emotion, and will kick logic's a* any day of the week, no doubt! So like the song goes, the moments pass and time moves on and we both have to live our lives out, and what happens. But in any case, heather, I still love you "always & forever", and there's no way in hell I would ever not experience, nor forget, that beautiful feeling I once had for you. Love, izzy.
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    UnregisteredDec 9, 2013 at 8:47 am
    Love is a strange emotion, and will kick logic's a* any day of the week, no doubt! So like the song goes, the moments pass and time moves on and we both have to live our lives out, and what happens. But in any case, heather, I still love you "always & forever", and there's no way in hell I would ever not experience, nor forget, that beautiful feeling I once had for you. Love, Izzy.
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    UnregisteredApr 11, 2012 at 10:01 pm
    This one is kind of a tear-jerker for me. My teen years were not a happy time in my life; I was the butt of everyone's cruel jokes, so I kind of stayed away quite a bit, but the chorus still kind of gets to me. You're only a young person once in your life, and i"m of the belief that you should enjoy being a kid while you can; it ends all too soon! You think it's never going to end, then graduatin day comes, and you wonder where the time went!
    This is the kind of song that makes me reflect on those times. Of so long ago. I'm 46 now and sometimes wonder where all the time went! Our lives are so short, we have to make the most of them while we can!

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