Thursday, June 08, 2006

Runaway Train

About Soul Asylum
Soul Asylum has the distinction of being the only band to emerge from the '80s Minneapolis indie rock scene, which also spawned the Replacements and Husker Du, to go on to mainstream fame. Yet success often comes with a price, as Soul Asylum's 1993 commercial breakthrough left many of their old fans cold. With its 1984 debut Say What You Will..., produced by Husker Du's Bob Mould, Soul Asylum initially seemed like a pale combination of Husker Du and the Replacements. While the band wasn't incredibly original at this point, it managed to capture the energy and spirit of both. What a change a few years makes. By 1986, Soul Asylum had moved from the shadow of their hometown cohorts (although Mould was still producing). The hard-rocking Made To Be Broken showed that Soul Asylum were real contenders to the alternative rock throne. In guitarists Dave Pirner and Dan Murphy, the band had two capable songwriters and vocalists (although Pirner usually took the lead role), while drummer Grant Young and bassist Karl Mueller made up a rock solid rhythm section.

i love this song alot,can listen to it ANYDAY ANYTIME!got to hear this song one midnight on MTV!here are the lyrics means alot to me!Grapevine says that lots of kids who ran way from home in America in 80's returned home after listening to this song!that called an impact!

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Call you up in the middle of the night
Like a firefly without a light
You were there like a slow torch burning
I was a key that could use a little turning
So tired that I couldn't even sleep
So many secrets I couldn't keep
Promised myself I wouldn't weep
One more promise I couldn't keep

It seems no one can help me now
I'm in too deep
There's no way out
This time I have really led myself astray

Runaway train never going back
Wrong way on a one way track
Seems like I should be getting somewhere
Somehow I'm neither here no there

Can you help me remember how to smile
Make it somehow all seem worthwhile
How on earth did I get so jaded
Life's mystery seems so faded

I can go where no one else can go
I know what no one else knows
Here I am just drownin' in the rain
With a ticket for a runaway train

Everything is cut and dry
Day and night, earth and sky
Somehow I just don't believe it


Bought a ticket for a runaway train
Like a madman laughin' at the rain
Little out of touch, little insane
Just easier than dealing with the pain

Runaway train never comin' back
Runaway train tearin' up the track
Runaway train burnin' in my veins
Runaway but it always seems the same!

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