Strangers On A Train

When he saw her first she was crying, on the morning train,
He was drawn to her and he held her hand and he dried her tears away,
She said "I gave up my life for him, I gave all that I had,
I gave up my world for him"
and I'm not going back

Love comes in like a miracle
To take away the pain
They were always lovers
Strangers on a train
Love comes in like a messenger
To save the world again
They have always been together
Strangers on a train

They were lost in deep conversation and the miles went by and by,
When the train came into their station,
They just had to travel on,
He said "I'll give up my life for you, I'll give all that I have,
I'll give up my world for you"
and I'm not going back

Love comes in like a miracle
To take away the pain
They were always lovers
Strangers on a train
Love comes in like a messenger
To save the world again
They will always be together
Strangers on a train

I'll give up my life for you
I'll give all I have
I'll give up my world for you
and I am not going back

Love comes in like a miracle
To take away the pain
They were always lovers
Strangers on a train
Love come in like a messenger
To save the world again
They will always be together
Strangers on a train.
"It's about a guy getting on a train and, across the other side of the carriage, is this beautiful girl sitting with her back to the direction of the train. It's raining on the windows, and she's staring outside. In my mind's eye, she's blonde and she's wearing a lovely fur coat, or something similar, and she's crying. He's totally struck by her, and he leans over and says 'I don't want to interrupt - but can I be of any help?' She wipes her tear-stained face, yields her hand and says 'Yes. The man in my life... I'm leaving him. I gave up my world for him, I gave all I had, I gave up my life for him - and I'm not going back.' And, suddenly, the two people on the train fall in love, and it's as if they have always been lovers, and they've always been together - because they have instantaneous rapport. For example: 'They were lost in deep conversation, the miles went flying by, and when the train pulled into their station, they just had to travel on.' He just falls in love with her, and they go off together. They don't get off at their stations and when the train comes to the end of the line, the two of them set off together - as if they've always been lovers. It's a song about that instant rapport which you can find sometimes."
The Getaway Gazette, April '94