Born on a Train Song Lyrics

The Magnetic Fields

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Some roads are only seen at night.
Ghost roads, nothing but neon signs.
But some nights the neon gas gets free-
Turns into walking dead like me.

And I've been makin' promises I know I'll never keep.
One of these days I'm gonna leave you in your sleep.
I have to go when the whistle blows-
The whistle knows my name.
Baby, I was born on a train.

I know that you were never young,
And I know you probably won't get old.
But honey, nobody's gonna hurt you anymore.
And nobody's gonna make you wanna die.

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
  • credits


    album: Track 3 in album The Charm of the Highway Strip
    release date: 1994-4-18
    popularity : 40 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