From the recording Trains

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John Jenkins – Vocals
Jon Lawton – Guitars, Bass and Drum Programming
Stephanie Kearley – Strings

About the Song

I was trying to write a song about depression and the inner dialogue you may have with yourself or may not have

About the Recording

This was the second song I recorded for the album and the second that Steph put her lovely strings on. I was extremely pleased. It was also the first song Jon added his drums and bass and guitars on. When I came to record it I played it to him on the guitar and he said “very nice but do you want me to play guitar? Since then he hasn’t asked and it’s taken for granted he’s doing all the guitar parts! And why not

Lyrics

Come in Number 2

Well I’m sitting here on a boat on a lake
And the solitude is about all I can take
I have my hands behind my head
And my feet feel like lead
My mind is bruised
I’m coming round to my admission
That sometimes I just don’t fit in
Can’t I be excused?

Won’t you come in number two?
Because your time is up
What have you got to prove?
Those lines upon your face
Betray a sadness that you just can’t erase

Because the world can be so cruel
And a cruel world is just no good for you
You should show a little faith
Try give more than you can take

Well I’m drinking shorts
In a bar on my own
And each customer
Has got a story of their own
The barman hits me with another
Just like a long lost brother
I’m confused
And I get that sinking feeling
That this life that I’ve been living
Has been misused

Won’t you come in number two?
Because the bar has closed
And the day is anew
Wipe the tears from your face
Maybe tomorrow you’ll get your break

Because the world can be so cruel
And a cruel world is just no good for you
Show a little faith
Always give more than you can take -
I’m sitting here