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​Smiling At Strangers On Trains

This song is by Million Dead and appears…

This song has been covered by Frank Turner under the title "Smiling at Strangers on Trains".
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It was the strangest thing today
I saw new footprints in abandoned pathways
Beneath forgotten undergrowth
Something stirring again
You were a single red blood cell
But I lost you in this knot of capillaries
But you were bringing me oxygen
When I needed it most in the
Smoke

And you were always
And you were always
And you were always
And you were always
As far as Mongolia
As close as my clothes
Your presence pervading
But it still never shows
As close as the answer
I never quite know,
I don't quite remember
Your distance insidious
As soft as a blow
Your shadow is with me
Wherever I go
It's on the tip of my tongue
But still I never quite know
I don't quite remember
I don't quite remember
The forced proximity
Of a million different Mike Leigh movies
Makes me long for the fresh air of
A familiar face
And not the violence of loneliness
Nor the unease of surrounded seclusion
I keep nearly missing you
Around corners and in passing
Trains
As far as Mongolia
As close as my clothes
Your presence pervading
But it still never shows
As close as the answer
I never quite know
I don't quite remember
Your distance insidious
As soft as a blow
Your shadow is with me
Wherever I go
It's on the tip of my tongue
It's on the tip of my

If I'd known
If I'd known
If I'd known
If I'd known
If I'd known
If I'd known
If I'd known
If I'd known
If I'd known
If I'd known
If I'd known
If I'd known
If I'd known
If I'd known
If I'd known
That you weren't so far away
That you weren't so far away
That you weren't so far away
That you were never that far away
That you weren't so far away
That you weren't so far away
That you weren't so far away
I could've rode
This
Train
Smiling