On This Train

By: Zac Brown Band

LYRICS

I’m on this train and I can’t slow down and,

Breaks are gone and I’m running out,

Of reasons to even try to stop me now,

And it seems to me that no matter where I turn I fall off these tracks,

And I get burned,

But someday I’m gonna finally make it home.


CHORUS:

But these wheels keep taking me the long way,

And I just don’t know when they’ll finally stop,

But I know if they keep taking me the long way,

The wrong way,

I’m falling off, ain’t ever getting up.


It’s different through another’s eyes,

See the pain, she feels inside,

But her pretty smile, it’s gonna fool you every time,

Got my foot on the gas full steam ahead,

And I can’t forget what my daddy said, he said

"Happiness is found inside your heart."


CHORUS (X2)

Got my foot on the gas full steam ahead,

And I can’t forget what my daddy said,

Happiness is found inside your heart,

And someday, I hope you’ll find it in your home.

Meaning:


It is describing how some people are on a life path and can not change it. But even if they can, it has to be quick because if they continue on that path, they are never getting back. Everybody will see his life differently than he does, and they will not understand how hard it is.

Poetic Devices:

1. Personification: "But these wheels keep taking me the long way"


2. Rhyme: "Got my foot on the gas full steam AHEAD,

And I can’t forget what my daddy SAID"


3. Rhythm: "Got my foot on the gas full steam ahead,

And I can’t forget what my daddy said"


4. Hyperbole: "it’s gonna fool you every time"


5. Repetition: "And I can’t forget what my daddy said,

Happiness is found inside your heart"

on this train by Zac Brown Band lyrics