Born on a Train

The Magnetic Fields

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album: Track 3 in album The Charm of the Highway Strip
release date: 1994-4-18
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Pop
styles: Pop Rock/Synth-pop/Indie Rock
length: 3:46
lead vocals: Stephin Merritt
composer: Stephin Merritt
lyricist: Stephin Merritt

Album Information

label: Merge Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 036172935529
script: Latin

Cover Art

The Magnetic Fields The Charm of the Highway Strip cover art

Lyrics

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Some roads are only seen at night.
But some nights the neon gas gets free-

One of these days I'm gonna leave you in your sleep.
The whistle knows my name.

And I know you probably won't get old.
And nobody's gonna make you wanna die.
But I've been makin' promises I know I'll never keep.
I have to go when the whistle blows-
Baby, I was born on a train.
I'll go one cold and gray morning.
But some people don't believe in time.

One of these days I'm gonna leave you in your sleep.
The whistle knows my name.

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Lonely Highway
  • 2 Long Vermont Roads
  • 3 Born on a Train
  • 4 I Have the Moon
  • 5 Two Characters in Search of a Country Song
  • 6 Crowd of Drifters
  • 7 Fear of Trains
  • 8 When the Open Road Is Closing In
  • 9 Sunset City
  • 10 Dust Bowl