Train Wreck

from by Glen Phillips

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She looked just like a train wreck
That could have been avoided
In a third-world country
By a long stretch of farmland
Where the water had run high
And run the topsoil down the river
So that next year there would be no crops

She was as desperate as a salesman
At a company that’s folding
But they haven’t told the staff yet
That they’re bankrupt and backordered
And they’re funneling the pensions to the CEO’s back pocket
So in one year they’ll have nothing

I miss you girl
I hope you’re fine
Good luck, love
Or goodbye

She’s the girl from central casting
Always played the sweet young orphan
Or the hooker with the heart of gold
But she got her SAG card pulled
And turns tricks down on Cahuenga
And she tells herself it’s research
For her next and greatest role

I miss you girl
I hope you’re fine
Good luck, love
Or goodbye

She calls you up just to hear you say she’s fine
Then she’s gone away
And you know there’s only one more time
You’ll hear of her again

It’s life informing art informing life again
Like every stupid kid
Who thinks that they’re the first in pain
The first to rip themselves apart
The first to try and live without a heart

I miss you girl
I hope you’re fine
Good luck, love
Or goodbye

I want to see your face
Even hear your lies
Good luck girl
Or goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye

credits

from Abulum, released January 1, 2002
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Credits:

produced by ethan and glen
ethan: lap steel, electric guitar, percussion, doublespeed guitar
richard: s6, electric piano
sandy: drums
jen: bass
glen: electric and acoustic guitars

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