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I’ll have to go when the whistle blows

Tonight I hit you with Montreal’s The Arcade Fire, with their version of “Born on a Train”, a Magnetic Fields song. This was performed on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic. I love lead singer Win Butler’s voice, especially on this tune.

The Arcade Fire: Born on a Train (mp3)

The lyrics are oh so post-worthy:

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 going to make you want to die

But I’ve been making promises I know I’ll never keep
One of these days I’m gonna leave you in your sleep
I’ll have to go when the whistle blows, the whistle knows my name

Baby, I was born on a train.

Some roads you only seen at night
Ghost roads nothing but neon signs.
But some nights the neon gas gets free
And turns into walking dead like me

But I’ve been making promises I know I’ll never keep
One of these days I’m gonna leave you in your sleep
I’ll have to go when the whistle blows, the whistle knows my name

Baby, I was born on a train.

I called one morning cold and grey,
You won’t remember anything
Some of us don’t believe in time,
And some of us don’t believe in life

But I’ve been making promises I know I’ll never keep
One of these days I’m gonna leave you in your sleep
I’ll have to go when the whistle blows, the whistle knows my name

Baby, I was born on a train
Baby, I was born on a train
Baby, I was born on a train
Baby, I was born on a train
Baby, I was born on a train
Baby, I was born on a train..

  • Buy their latest album, Funeral. Go on, do it. I’m watching you.

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