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Strangers on a Train

 
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byRobert Warrington
length3:50
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This track is built around the ReverbNation instrumental Nobody’s Girl by Smiling Cynic:

http://www.reverbnation.com...

It was mixed a while ago and the source vocal’s gone astray but the one in the zip is very similar.

The backing vocals from Soundproz are by Diana Rigg:

http://www.soundproz.com/?p...

The train sound effects are (I think) from SoundBible.

The date went badly from the start
In the bar she talked at a hundred miles an hour
She talked about the year she’s had
How she’d lost her job through no fault of her own

About how she’d been mugged for a chain around her neck
She showed you her new chain, her rings
Reeling off how much each one cost
As if reading labels in a jeweller’s window

You were out of sync on all counts, out of kilter on all fronts
She interrupted the answer to every question she fired
She didn’t know when to stop or even how to slow down
She was confused and vulnerable, wide-eyed and wired

What a shame you’re strangers on a train
Travelling through time to the end of the world
Each looking for love in your own way
But you’re nobody’s boy and she’s nobody’s girl

Back at her place, a new-build on an out of town estate
She squirmed on the carpet, hopped from foot to foot
Jumped from subject to subject, till your brain was rattling
From the machine gun clatter of random information

You could see how things were, there was no way to unwind her
Until she’d burned off four more suns of nervous energy
She was twenty two and crazy, you’d just turned twenty seven
And you were feeling the weight of your years

What a shame you’re strangers on a train
Travelling through time to the end of the world
Looking for love in your own way
But you’re nobody’s boy and she’s nobody’s girl
 

"Strangers on a Train"
by Robert Warrington

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