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The song describes (pretty literally) the experience of travelling from Sydney to Melbourne overnight on the XPT train, and watching the dried up Victorian landscape come into view. Part of single to be launched by Taylor Project at The Old Bar, Fitzroy, on January 8th 2013. Watch the film clip for this song at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fExIlkrCQqo&feature=share

lyrics

So, sitting on a train
Going home again
Going from one city to another.
Blue light out in the dark
Hear the engine start
Rolling slowly over and under
Tracks of other people's lives
You see them in the light
Going from one station to another
Then, somewhere in the night
Awakening my eyes
A scene that is not home but is familiar
So, sitting on a train
Going home again
Going from one city to another
Blue light out in the dark
See the nighttime start
Coloured in for people who are lying still
They'll be here the next day
But we are on our day
Going from one city to another.
See this country in the dark
The trees like body parts
Crawling out of gullies frozen in the act
Of haunting those who stay
In a place that is too strange
To ever make much sense in the middle of the night
See the lack of rain
Feels like home again
Travelling from Sydney to Melbourne
Signs of other people's lives
Flickering outside
Flickering like eyes in the middle of the night
So, sitting on a train
See the landscape change
Going from one city to another
Blue light out in the dark
See the nighttime start
Coloured in for people who are lying still
They'll be here the next day
But we are on our way
Going from one city to another
Red light out on the plain
See the morning made
Coloured in for people who are waiting here
In a place that shouldn't be
Home to anyone
But is home to every person that I've ever known.

credits

from "Sitting on a Train / Good Women" (Single, 2014), released January 2, 2014
Music by Taylor Project. Recorded by Anthony Cornish, mastered by Adam Dempsey. Cover drawing "Carrum Station" by James Bonnici.

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