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Re: Jumping someone elses train

Posted by Bruce Kahl on November 06, 2000

In Reply to: Jumping someone elses train posted by Rosena on November 06, 2000

: Does anybody know what the phrase "jumping someone elses train" means? It comes from a Cure song and I've asked everyone I know and nobody's even come up with a suggestion.

A few sites I visited stated that this song was written in 1978/1979 while the UK was in the midst of a "mod" clothing style and fashion revival.
I guess the lyrics would be a suggestion to create your own vision rather than taking or "jumping on someone elses train"!

Jumping Someone Else's Train

Don't say what you mean
You might spoil your face
If you walk in the crowd
You won't leave any trace
It's always the same
You're jumping someone else's train

It won't take you long
To learn the new smile
You'll have to adapt
Or you'll be out of style
It's always the same
You're jumping someone else's train

If you pick up on it quick
You can say you were there
Again and again and again
You're jumping someone else's train

It's the latest wave
That you've been craving for
The old ideal
Was getting such a bore
Now you're back in line
Going not quite quite as far
But in half the time
Everyone's happy
They're finally all the same
'cause everyone's jumping
Everyone else's train

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Jumping someone else's train
Jumping someone else's train