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Train set and match spied under the blind
Shiny and contoured the railway winds
And I've heard the sound from my cousin's bed
The hiss of the train at the railway head

Always the summers are slipping away

A 60 ton angel falls to the earth
A pile of old metal, a radiant blur
Scars in the country, the summer and her

Always the summers are slipping away
Find me a way for making it stay

When I hear the engine pass
I'm kissing you wide
The hissing subsides
I'm in luck

When the evening reaches here
You're tying me up
I'm dying of love
It's OK

When I hear the engine pass
I'm kissing you wide
The hissing subsides
I'm in luck

When the evening reaches here
You're tying me up
I'm dying of love
It's OK

Always the summers are slipping away
Find me a way for making it stay

Always the summers are slipping away
Always the summers are slipping away



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    UnregisteredOct 19, 2013 at 11:16 pm
    For me, this song talks about a love that comes and goes like a train. A relationship that is unstable and unreliable. Still, that is how love always is.

    Train set and match spied under the blind
    (This is like a game, just like a flash that appears under the blind in the dark)
    Shiny and contoured the railway winds
    (It may be beautiful, but it doesn't have a straight way. It is difficult and sometimes it seems that it doesn't go anywhere)
    And I've heard the sound from my cousin's bed
    The hiss of the train at the railway head

    Always the summers are slipping away
    (The good time we spend together always ends up turning back into problems and when we believe everything is alright it just slips away)

    A 60 ton angel falls to the earth
    (It's like if our love could fly, but it keeps on falling to the earth, we don't achieve to stay in heaven)
    A pile of old metal, a radiant blur
    (It's already been a long time since we fell for eachother, it almost gets old how we keep on making the same mitakes, it's like a radiant blur, we can't touch it or save it, we can see it but it suddenly fades away as the smoke that comes out from a train)
    Scars in the country, the summer and her
    (This railway, the path our love follows, has left scars in the country, it has really affected our lives, but there are always good things to share with you)

    Always the summers are slipping away
    (The good time we spend together always ends up turning back into problems and when we believe everything is alright it just slips away)
    Find me a way for making it stay
    (Help me, and let us together find a way to make it last forever, let us find triumph for our love and forget about the problems forever)

    When I hear the engine pass
    (It is summer and you are back with me, so I hear the engine of our love passing)
    I'm kissing you wide
    (We are together, we show eachother the love we feel)
    The hissing subsides
    (While we do this, the train neither stops nor leaves, maybe distant, but we can still hear it's hissing)
    I'm in luck
    (I know it won't stay like this forever, that's why I aknowledge my luck and seize it)

    When the evening reaches here
    (At last, after so many hours, so much time together...)
    You're tying me up
    (...you tie me, you want me to stay with you)
    I'm dying of love
    (I could never love you more, I feel like dying after so many years trying to make this work...)
    It's OK
    (But shall I never think again about the past, let it be, and let me seize it)

    Always the summers are slipping away
    (The good time we spend together always ends up turning back into problems and when we believe everything is alright it just slips away)
    Find me a way for making it stay
    (Help me, and let us together find a way to make it last forever, let us find triumph for our love and forget about the problems forever)

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