Line(s) of the Day #Runawaytrain

Runaway Train

Runaway train, never going back
Wrong way on a one-way track
Seems like I should be getting somewhere
Somehow I’m neither here nor there.

Taken from the Grammy award-winning song ‘Runaway Train’ by Soul Asylum, from their sixth album.


22 thoughts on “Line(s) of the Day #Runawaytrain

    • Reading what happened to some of those featured in the video is very sobering. Even without that though, is still a very powerful song. Do you have a favourite song of a one-hit wonder?

      • Favorite song of a one-hit wonder? Ever.

        Runaway Train would be close to the top of the list. So would The Proclaimers “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles),” probably. But there are so many that I can’t even remember right now that I hesitate to make any firm statements. 🙂


      • When I get the time I’ll do a Gr8at on it, but Two Princes by Spin Doctors, The Promise by When in Rome and The One and Only by Chesney Hawkes will be in it. The second one I only heard about because it was used in Napoleon Dynamite. Films like that and Eagle versus Shark almost belong in their own genre.

      • Loved the video too. Such a fun vibe. It always amazes me how people can write one great song and not come close again. The two hit wonders are a curious group too.

      • They certainly are. Sometimes I wonder if it says more about the audience than the artist. That once we hear one super catchy song, we expect everything to sound just like it and are disappointed when it doesn’t.

      • True, but there are so many artists who don’t get known for just the one. They say everyone has a book in them, maybe the same is true of songs sometimes. Not everyone has a back catalogue like Queen ha.

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