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John Mayer Stop This Train Lyrics

Last updated: 02/19/2013 02:08:04 PM

No I'm not color blind
I know the world is black and white
Try to keep an open mind but...
I just can't sleep on this tonight
Stop this train I want to get off and go home again
I can't take the speed it's moving in
I know I can't
But honestly won't someone stop this train

Don't know how else to say it, don't want to see my parents go
One generation's length away
From fighting life out on my own

Stop this train
I want to get off and go home again
I can't take the speed it's moving in
I know I can't but honestly won't someone stop this train

So scared of getting older
I'm only good at being young
So I play the numbers game to find a way to say that life has just begun
Had a talk with my old man
Said help me understand
He said turn 68, you'll renegotiate
Don't stop this train
Don't for a minute change the place you're in
Don't think I couldn't ever understand
I tried my hand
John, honestly we'll never stop this train

See once in a while when it's good
It'll feel like it should
And they're all still around
And you're still safe and sound
And you don't miss a thing
'til you cry when you're driving away in the dark.

Singing stop this train I want to get off and go home again
I can't take this speed it's moving in
I know I can't
Cause now I see I'll never stop this train

(think I got 'em now)

Thanks to Warren Jessop for submitting Stop This Train Lyrics.

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Ravi Baghel | Reviewer: Ravi Baghel | 2/19/13

I'm currently on my senior year now, and I know I'll be leaving my school this March. I can see myself afraid of letting go of things. . Just like seeing myself on a train moving away from the place I knew and loved. It hurts to go, I can feel it through the song. He had a concert here last Friday, and when he played this song, I could really feel the message (especially that he is the one directly sending the message). .

won't someone stop this train? | Reviewer: lil girl | 10/21/12

could I say train as time? could I say this lyric is what I'm feeling? could I say this train tied me and gives me no space to move? this song bring me to consciousness that I can't do anything about getting older. no matter how difficult it is being older, this train keeps moving in, to further journey. no matter how big the fear come, this train won't stop. won't understand. won't listening.

Can my name be Unpublished? | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/14/12

I did a review on this song and would very much like my name to be changed to Anonymous. It is currently displayed as Guyck van Heerden. I would really appreciate this as it is showing up on searches all over the place.

Wendy | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/16/11

Sublime genius. The bluesy clickity-clack train rhthym of "Stop This Train" beautifully supports the spot-on lyrics and sentiment. With no melodrama intended, John's lyrics are sure to choke out a tear while bouncing you along with the (juxtaposed) toe-tapping melody. John Mayer has brought humanity to a new level of music experience. It's not subjective ... you are actually transported, integrated into a mesmerizing, multilevel experience that expands each time you listen to the song.

And consider this ... "Stop This Train" is just ONE of John Mayer's brilliant works of art. Given Mayer's relatively young age (relative to mine), I'm one music aficionado who can't wait to see how this genius's work evolves as his train speeds on through the music world and life. What will his musical legacy be? For now, we're just enjoying the ride.

Thanks | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/16/11

It's so real and comforting to read all the posts from people of all ages that relate to these powerful lyrics. I'm 54 and 'only good at being young'. This song make me cry every time because my father passed at age 56. He was good at being young and never had the opportunity to be old. I'd be asking him for that wisdom right about now but I guess I'll have to figure it out on my own. I'm not afraid of death, but I absolutely hate the fact that I can't even slow this train down, let alone stop it!

wow - anonymous | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/29/11

anonymous - boy, not sure the debt I owe you, but it is significant. You are protecting so many people; you are human and feel the absence of your loved ones so acutely. Yet you persevere. And because of you, others can live. Thank you.

SOMEONE , stop this train | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/24/11

This is a beautiful song, with great inducive meaning behind the words. Everything in this song, helps you appreciate and value life no matter the trials we may encounter. I love John Mayer, because of this statement. That life goes on, but you must take a hold of fear and live.

Dying Parents | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/25/11

I was told that this song was talking about how John's parents were getting older and getting closer to dying when he wrote it and how he wasn't ready for them to go but there was nothing he could do about it. I only heard that word of mouth though, dunno how accurate that is.

Life | Reviewer: Christopher | 1/23/11

When I was younger I was told that life moves quick. Now that I'm 24, almost 25, I know what people meant. I've had some great experiences, great girlfriends, learned a lot and just enjoyed being alive. I don't have any regrets in life, and here's why. If you try your best to do what you want in life, learn from it and smile at the end, you will know the life you have is just the way it's supposed to be....

Take care everyone,


Stop this train | Reviewer: RR | 1/17/11

Man.. I never get tired of listening to this song.. great lyrics!
It's nice to read all those messages from people all over the world of all ages that seem to understand each other through these lyrics.
I think almost everybody comes to a sertain point in their lifes when they have troubles with getting older and growing up.. sometimes even more then once.
I'm also familiar with this 'problem'. I had a difficult time when I finished high school and my first year in college was about to begin.. I didn't want to go to college because I felt I wasn't ready for it and I wanted everything to stay the same.. after all I found out I worried for nothing and I got used to my 'new life' (what really wasn't a new life because I kept the same friends and all) real fast. Looking back to that period (I'm already graduated now) I wish I could say to my younger me to stay calm and tell him that everything is going to be allright.
John Mayer, you're a great musician, keep it up!
Greetings from the Netherlands!

Favorite song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/15/11

I've listened to this song for a thousand times, still gives me chills.
Next year I am going abroad for an internship.
I don't know if I can miss everybody that's in my life right now.. I miss my girlfriend already, and I'll see her tomorrow.

John keep up the good work! you're an inspiration to us all!

Hmm... | Reviewer: The Misinterpretation | 12/13/10

Fears of getting old, good times...not really actually quite bad times, but fearing the future never did any good. So make memories, have fun, dont get so work over issues youll have forgoten by tomorrow, and walla, problem solved :)


The Misinterpretation

Really? | Reviewer: Kevvy | 12/6/10

I feel like people are misinterpreting these lyrics. I always thought it was referring to how quickly life goes by and the horrible feel of an imminent passing. Moving forward in the world is a scary thing. But eventually you come to accept it.

Am i right?

Found this song in Afghanistan | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/25/10

Hadn't paid much attention to this song until a day in Afghanistan. Couldn't help getting choked up as I listened to it over and over. I was really missing home, my wife, tired of being scared, tired of thinking about getting shot and dying in this country alone. This song didn't take those things away but it always feels nice to relate to others in life. Love the message of this song. There are many times I want a career change for many reasons. Then there are times when I love what I do. Sometimes it hard to just stay in a moment and not want things to be different. But eventually, when we become wiser, it all seems to make sense. Maybe someday, this will all make sense to me and I'll just smile and think of this song and that day.

Life | Reviewer: anonymous | 10/20/10

This song definitely describes me:

Im a senior in high school and have focused on sports especially football since being a freshman.
After four years i have finally realized that i wont get out of high school playing it and that i have focused too much on something i shouldnt have, even though i love the sport to death. So now i have neglected talents that i could have actually used in my life.

I just can't stop listening to this song especially since tomorrow is my last game and then it will be all over....all i know is, life is to be lived for the memories (which football has given me many), and that family is everything.