Venus Stopped the Train


Venus stopped the train
While the brakeman lost his place
Satellites were spinning
In outer space
They televised her feelings
While the light
The light struck terror

I kept my distance
Because she fell in love with everyone
Smoking grass and taking Christmas trees
She fell in love with me
I was polite to her
A soft sadness had her much more than her loneliness

Her father warmed the benches
Vice President of southern branches
He reached out to her
When her mother slept
He would never forget
The light
The light
The light striking terror

I kept my distance
Because she fell in love with everyone
Smoking grass and taking Christmas trees
She fell in love with me
I was polite to her
A soft sadness had her much more than her loneliness

Satellites spinning
Satellites spin

The light
The light
The light
The light
The light
The light strikes terror
The light strikes terror

I keep my distance
Because she falls in love with everyone
Smoking grass and taking Christmas trees
She falls in love with me
I'm polite to her
A soft sadness had her much more than her ugliness

I keep my distance
Because she falls in love with everyone
Smoking grass and taking Christmas trees
She falls in love with me
I'm polite to her
I reached my soft hand out to her
I've known her for a very, very, long time
 
 

found on:
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Demos / The Palace at 4 a.m.

words: Jay Bennett/Jeff Tweedy

debuted/last performed: never

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