Stop This Train Lyrics

John Mayer


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING
writers: Pino Palladino John Mayer
album: Track 2 in album Continuum
release date: 2006-8-1
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
length: 5:01
acoustic guitar: John Mayer
lead vocals: John Mayer

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No, I'm not color blind
I know the world is black and white
I try to keep an open mind
But I just can't sleep on this, tonight

[Chorus]
Stop this train
I want to get off and go home again
I can't take the speed it's moving in
I know I can't
But, honestly, won't someone stop this train?

Don't know how else to say it
I don't want to see my parents go
One generation's length away
From fighting life out on my own

[Chorus]

So scared of getting older
I'm only good at being young
So I play the numbers game
To find a way to say that life has just begun

Had a talk with my old man
Said, "Help me understand"
He said, "Turn sixty-eight
You'll renegotiate"

"Don't stop this train
Don't for a minute change the place you're in
And don't think I couldn't ever understand
I tried my hand
John, honestly, we'll never stop this train"

Once in a while, when it's good
It'll feel like it should
When you're all still around
And you're still safe and sound
And you don't miss a thing
'Till you cry when you're driving away in the dark

Singing, stop this train
I want to get off and go home again
I can't take the speed it's moving in
I know, I can't
'Cause now I see I'll never stop this train.

Track Listing

  • 1 Waiting on the World to Change
  • 2 I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)
  • 3 Belief
  • 4 Gravity
  • 5 The Heart of Life
  • 6 Vultures
  • 7 Stop This Train
  • 8 Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
  • 9 Bold as Love
  • 10 Dreaming With a Broken Heart
  • 11 In Repair
  • 12 I'm Gonna Find Another You