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Everybody talks about some fateful day
And I guess that this was mine
I may be here to tell some kind of story
But I think it's gonna take a little time
(That's all right)

See I'm rockin' in a cradle
Down the hall somewhere and I am--
Lost inside a dream
Maybe I am falling
Maybe I am flying
But I know if I am crying she is
Holding me

And then the sky broke up
And then the rain came down
And it washed away everything on the ground
Wash it away
Wash it away
Wash it away

Now baby's got that bottle
Filled up with lightning and rain
He keeps calling out for someone
But she's riding on a train
Riding on the ghost train
And she keeps on riding
She's gonna keep on riding
Mama keep on riding
Keep on riding

Some trains they leave in the moming
Some leave in the afternoon
Some trains they leave here
Right on time
And some they just leave too soon
Way too soon
But I'm gonna keep on...



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  • U
    UnregisteredAug 24, 2012 at 11:03 pm
    Everybody talks about some fateful day
    And i guess that this was mine
    I may be here to tell some kind of story
    But i think it's gonna take a little time
    (that's all right)
    "people talk of dying and this person is dying.. Now it's his turn to tell the story, but it's going to take a while to understand so sit down and listen"
    See i'm rockin' in a cradle
    Down the hall somewhere and i am--
    Lost inside a dream
    Maybe i am falling
    Maybe i am flying
    But i know if i am crying she is
    Holding me
    " now in a hospital somewhere. Drugged up and floating along from the mediacation. He is not able to control his self emotionally. She is not able to talk but he is confident that she is still with him while still lying in the hospital bed"
    And then the sky broke up
    And then the rain came down
    And it washed away everything on the ground
    Wash it away
    Wash it away
    Wash it away
    "mediaction wearing off and is now crying and not able to control his crying eyes, dtill confident still she is there with him & holding on to him"

    Now baby's got that bottle
    Filled up with lightning and rain
    He keeps calling out for someone
    But she's riding on a train
    Riding on the ghost train
    And she keeps on riding
    She's gonna keep on riding
    Mama keep on riding
    Keep on riding
    "now she is leaving him/us and going to ride that train into the after life. Slowy doing what happens when life ends as we know it. "
    Some trains they leave in the moming
    Some leave in the afternoon
    Some trains they leave here
    Right on time
    And some they just leave too soon
    Way too soon
    But i'm gonna keep on...
    "now some trains leave, means people dying. Some people ding in the morning, some die in the afternoon, some die after a full life, and some die way to soon, just way to soon...! Eve

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