Train In Vain

Words & Music:

Joe Strummer & Mick Jones (The Clash)


            Asus4  A          Asus4  A

You say you stand---- by your man.

Tell me something I don't understand.

             D                    Bm

You said you love me and that's a fact.

          Asus4  A               Asus4  A

Then you left me, said you felt trapped.

           D                       A

Well, some things you can explain away.

        Bm                            D

But the heartache's in me still these days.



                    Asus4 A             Asus4  A

You didn't stand by me-----, no, not at all.

You didn't stand by me-----, no way.


All the times when we were close, I'll remember these things the most.

I've seen all my dreams come tumbling down,

I won't be happy without you around.

So, alone I keep the wolves at bay and there is only thing I can say:





            F#m      Bm        Asus4  A  Asus4  A

You must explain why this must be.

Did you lie when you spoke to me?

                 Asus4 A            Asus4  A

Did you stand by me---?  No. not at all.


Now I got a job but it don't pay.

I need new clothes, I need somewhere to stay.

But without all of these things I can do,

But without your love I won't make it through.

But you don't understand my point of view,

I suppose there's nothing I can do.




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