If the Brakeman Turns My Way

Bright Eyes


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Conor Oberst, Jason Boesel
album: Track 3 in album Cassadaga
release date: 2007-4-9
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Country Rock/Indie Rock
length: 4:54
composer: Jason Boesel

Album Information

label: Polydor
country(area): United Kingdom
format: CD
barcode: 0602517320109
script: Latin

Cover Art

Bright Eyes Cassadaga cover art


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When panic grips your body and your heart is a hummingbird
All your friends and sedatives mean well, but make it worse
Better find yourself a place to level out
Got a cricket for a conscience, always looks the other way
Hey, where have all the dancers gone? Now the music doesn't play
Better take a little time to level out
I never thought of running

Bullet train
I could meet you any place

From a psychedelic angel who was tugging on my hand
So I'm headed for New England or the Paris of the South

Never peer out of their periscopes from those deep opium dens
First a mother bathes her child, then the other way around

But my dreams gave me away
Mixed up signals
People snuffed out in the brutal rain
If the brakeman turns my way
It is an old world, it's hard to remember
I'm a repeat first time offender

Phantom pain
Getting better every day

Bullet train
He'll be smiling as he seals my fate


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Clairaudients (Kill or Be Killed)
  • 2 Four Winds
  • 3 If the Brakeman Turns My Way
  • 4 Hot Knives
  • 5 Make a Plan to Love Me
  • 6 Soul Singer in a Session Band
  • 7 Classic Cars
  • 8 Middleman
  • 9 Cleanse Song
  • 10 No One Would Riot for Less
  • 11 Coat Check Dream Song
  • 12 I Must Belong Somewhere
  • 13 Lime Tree