Every Tuesday I focus on a band or artist and play a music video featuring them. This month we listen to Porcupine Tree, an English progessive rock band.

About today’s video: We have another train-themed song today. The song writer explained the song meaning:

“First of all, I live by some train tracks.
In the summer time, a few years ago, I met a girl who I spent a lot of time with, and who ended up being my first real ‘love’. We had a lot of good times together, but I knew, in the long run, we’d never really be able to be together, and I’d probably never see her again. Needless to say, I was simultaneous more happy and more sad during that summer than any other time in my life. My cousin always used to come over and spend the night during the summer, and he came over for a few days one week after a week where I’d spent every day with that girl and told her everything I was thinking and all that.
So my cousin and I stayed up all night talking about girls and various things like some sort of cheesy scene in a coming-of-age movie from the 80s. The following night, when we actually tried to sleep, I was woken up around midnight by the sound of that freaking train rolling through.
So here I am, three years later thinking that always the summers are slipping away. I need to find me a way for making them stay.”

This Tuesday’s song: Porcupine Tree – Trains

Genre: Progressive Rock

Video:

Lyrics:

Train set and match spied under the blind
Shiny and contoured the railway winds
And I’ve heard the sound from my cousin’s bed
The hiss of the train at the railway head

Always the summers are slipping away

A 60 ton angel falls to the earth
A pile of old metal, a radiant blur
Scars in the country, the summer and her

Always the summers are slipping away
Find me a way for making it stay

When I hear the engine pass
I’m kissing you wide
The hissing subsides
I’m in luck

When the evening reaches here
You’re tying me up
I’m dying of love
It’s OK

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