Subway Dream

I took that train as far as it would go.
I took that train as far as it would go.
I took that train as far as it would go
but I’m still a million miles from home.

On 610th St., the doors opened on a field.
There was a girl in a red dress lying in the sun.
She said: “You are the one I’ve been waiting for so long”
But a man took my arm and said: “My friend you better run.”

Once you fall in love for the first time
you can’t fall that way ever again.

I took that train as far as it would go.
I took that train as far as it would go.
I took that train as far as it would go
but I’m still a million miles from home.

On 1,008th St., the doors opened on a school.
There was a kid with a book who took me by the hand.
He said: “Look, you and I together could change this world.”
But a crowd came around and people started to yell.

Once you see the light for the first time
you can’t see that way ever again.

I took that train as far as it would go.
I took that train as far as it would go.
I took that train as far as it would go
but I’m still a million miles from home.

And every day, the number grows
of things that are no longer new.
I see a thousand doors and windows close.
I think this is something everybody knows.
They just don’t talk about what they’re going through.

On 3,003rd St., the doors opened on a wall.
There was a man with no legs and I gave him my shoes.
He said: “When you wake up, you will be no one any more.
Free to live as you like, free to love as you are.”

Once you put your burden down for the first time
you won’t every pick it up again.

I took that train as far as it would go.
I took that train as far as it would go.
I took that train as far as it would go
but I’m still a million miles from home.

Words and music copyright of Paul Weinfield/Tam Lin Music Publishing (BMI, 2014)

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