Bob Seger - Runaway Train Lyrics

Sometimes I stumble, sometimes I fall
The angels of my nature won't accept the last call
I stop thinking, I just react
Before I know it everything turns black
I'm on a highway doing 90, utterly juiced
Out of control and impossibly loose
I'm comprehending without a clue
I don't know where I'm going, I don't know what I'm gonna do

I'm like a runaway train
Screaming through the back tent
Roaring through the rain
Like a runaway train

Maybe it's a full moon, baby, high-end tide
The fear of dying young, it makes me take that ride
I start up slowly building up steam
Before I know it all is illusion, it's like I'm in a dream
No man, no reason, nothing makes sense
No future, no past, only present tense
I'm out there floating completely alone
In a universe of chaos indifferent as a stone

Like a runaway train
Racing to the void
Roaring through the rain
Like a runaway train

I can't explain the unexplainable
Where's the electron gonna be next?
Do we really die for love and glory,
Or only for wealth and sex?
Is there a reason why I'm on this road?
Is it random or ordained?
Is everyone in the world dead today?
Am I the only that's saved?

We approach the speed of light, we approach infinite mass
We can't cross over, all our future becomes the past
It's nice to know those limits, nice to know those walls
But when you're on a bender you don't care about that at all
There's only moving forward, picking up speed
Moving feels like freedom, sometimes that's all you need
There's the wind in your hair, the cold on your brow
Nothing else matters, you're alive right now

Like a runaway train
Raging through the dark night
Roaring 'gainst the grain
Like a runaway train

Oh, runaway train
Oh, like a train
Runaway train
Runaway train
Runaway train
Runaway train

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  1. scorpion19142001

    Another great song & video. Thanks, Larry from Vancouver, B.C., Canada


    You're very welcome, Larry from Vancouver!

  2. Mike O'Moran

    Classic Bob

  3. Lucas Martin

    Is this the only video of this song on YouTube?


    I think the whole album is poorly presented, only a few in the official channel and the rest in mine, there's a playlist.

  4. 5keeper7ful

    My favorite song on this album. I've heard probably 100 times and counting.


    I can't decide, love extremely all songs in this album, a crown of a full long creative life \^^^/

    Lorraine Gagnon

    Seger does albums old school, he does them like one would write a book, difficult to get the complete message unless you listen to the entire album, they are all that way, always have been. \if one Cherry picks the favorites and skips the others they miss it completely...Thank you so much once again for the beautiful depictions of this album...

  5. Joe Lucido

    Nothing else matters your alive right now



  6. Erminio Cortis

    Semplicemente meravigliosi...Video+ Song. Graziee..


    Grazie, Erminio! Buona serata :)

  7. wolverine3566

    *Bob Seger* playlist @

  8. Eddy Sun Music Probe

    Excellent Rock and Roll song.. Perfect video for the occasion! thanks Wolvi! Cheers and relaxing evening! Eddy.


    Thank you, Eddy, I suggest you to watch the previous video, will meet there some cool girls :)

  9. Matvey

    Amazing song and video my friend, great work! Thank you!


    Thanks, Matvey! Happy weekend ahead!

  10. Alex Bo

    I liked this composition! Big like!


    I like it too, thanks, Alex!

  11. Lorraine Gagnon

    I have been patiently waiting, so happy to see this notification for this song come up.....Fantastic depiction of the song, quite the statement being made here....


    Hi Lorraine, so glad making happy at least one, stay tuned for the next and last one tomorrow :)


    P.S. The new is still unlisted but included in BS playlist

    Lorraine Gagnon

    Thank You and I will keep them private in my playlist as well, for safe keeping. Now that he is gone digital videos are disappearing faster than ever..All fans of wolverine videos would be wise to do the same, these are to wonderful to loose....


    It was not necessary ;) Surprisingly there's no restrictions of viewing, I checked all songs, only Busload Of Faith is blocked worldwide by Atlantic Records but it is available on the Official channel as well is I Knew You When.