NIGHT TRAIN

Night Train - EP

Art Cover

  1. House lights
  2. Back in time
  3. Stop for a minute (feat K’Naan)
  4. Clear skies
  5. Ishin denshin (you’ve got to help yourself) (feat Tigarah)
  6. Your love
  7. Looking back (feat K’Naan)
  8. My shadow

Date de sortie internationale : 10 mai 2010

Notes : Ce maxi a été enregistré dans plusieurs studios au cours de la tournée mondiale de « Perfect symmetry ».
Il comprend des collaborations avec le rappeur Canadien K’naan ainsi que le chanteur japonais MC Tigarah. Une version vinyle orange a été sortie à l’occasion du Record Store Day le 29 août 2020.

Night Train was recorded in various studios throughout the globe on Keane’s world tour for 2008’s Perfect Symmetry. The title alludes to the band’s traveling on trains between gigs, their favorite method of travel. « The idea was to chuck out a single, or at most an EP in October, » Keane vocalist Tom Chaplin told Billboard magazine. « But it turned into something more. I think we see it as a body of work that we made during touring. Just a document of different places and moods. »

Couverture du CD promo :

Night train EP (promo)

SINGLE – STOP FOR A MINUTE

Tracklist :

  1. Stop For A Minute
Date de sortie : 5 avril 2010
Notes : Ce single est sorti en téléchargement uniquement.

Chansons

PAROLES

Rice-Oxley/Chaplin/Hughes

Instrumental, pas de paroles.

A PROPOS


PAROLES

Rice-Oxley/Chaplin/Hughes

I’ve got time to kill
I’m not living for the moment anymore
I don’t wanna wake up

I’ve got time to kill
I’m not living for the future anymore
I don’t wanna wake
I don’t wanna wake up

She goes back in time
She goes back in time
She goes back in time

Time, I wait for you
Hibernating, hoping life will start again
Petal in the water

The days all seem the same
I dream by day, I shut the light out, I escape
I don’t wanna wake
I don’t wanna wake up

She goes back in time
She goes back in time
She goes back in time
She goes back in time
She goes back in time

Slumping backwards, I forget, I forget
Time has wrapped its drowsy arms around my neck
Don’t wanna wake up
Don’t wanna wake up

She goes back in time
She goes back in time
She goes back in time
She goes back in time
She goes back in time
She goes back in time
She goes back in time

And back again
And back again

PAROLES

Rice-Oxley/Chaplin/Hughes/Warsame

[Keane]
Some days, feel my soul has left my body
Feel I’m floating high above me
Like I’m looking down upon me

Start sinking, every time I get to thinking
It’s easier to keep on moving
Never stop to let the truth in

[K’naan]
Sometimes I feel like it’s all been done
Sometimes I feel like I’m the only one
Sometimes I wanna change everything I’ve ever done
I’m too tired to fight and yet too scared to run

[Keane]
And if I stop for a minute
I think about things I really don’t wanna know
And I’m the first to admit it
Without you I’m a liner stranded in an ice floe

[K’naan]
I feel like a thief who has no faith
Maybe more than by the grade
Of the drugs you took that day

Sinking in the pain he’s been inflicting
Yet he’s feeling like the victim
Just a horoscope’s to blame

[Keane]
Sometimes I feel like a little lost child
Sometimes I feel like the chosen one
Sometimes I wanna shout out ’til everything goes quiet
Sometimes I wonder why I was ever born

And if I stop for a minute
I think about things really I don’t wanna know
And I’m the first to admit it
Without you I’m child and so wherever you go
I will follow

[K’Naan – rap]
One… yeah…
And baby you are just beautiful from crown to your cuticles
You held down my two sons, you never frown when duty calls
You know me, I gave you more than you can handle
But you still keep a handle on it, even when I take something beautiful and vandal on it
No more females? Well how come my emails got notes on a scandal
It’s like Eve with the apple,
A priest in the chapel
Overcome by the devil’s tackle
I’m still shackled the bad til I know
I’m such a hassle every time I let my thoughts go
I get baffled so I hardly pause
I just crossed seas with these gnarly broads
Cos it hurts me just to see what I finally lost
So I guess I’m just a fiend
Consumed by the scene
The stage and the screens
Where it’s just me and Keane

[Keane]
And if I stop for a minute
I think about things I really don’t wanna know
[K’naan]
So I guess I’m just a fiend
Consumed by the scene
[Keane]
And I’m the first to admit it
Without you I’m a liner stranded in an ice floe
[K’naan]
The stage and the screens
Where it’s just me and Kean

A PROPOS

« It’s quite dark. I think the message of the song is about not trying to get too bogged down in over-thinking stuff all the time. If you sit down for too long, you can easily make yourself depressed! I guess it’s about trying to rise above that. » (Tim, AntiMusic)


PAROLES

Rice-Oxley/Chaplin/Hughes

High on the bell tower
I took my view
Over the downtowns
On the avenues

Where the streets are wide
And the people thrive
And it’s further to fall down
Cause you fly so high

I’ve never seen such a beauty
I’ve never seen such clear skies
I’ve never seen such high hopes
I’ve never seen such tired eyes

And I wish that I could be
Everything you are
Everything you are

Down in the delta
The city wakes
Turns on the TV
As the levee breaks

Where the streets are burned
By the summer sun
And there’s nowhere to run to
When your time has come

I’ve never seen such a beauty
I’ve never seen such clear skies
I’ve never seen such high hopes
I’ve never seen such tired eyes

Pull the roots up piece by piece
Love lives watching over me
Take my pills and went to sleep
Oh, and I sang myself to sleep

And I wish that I could be
Everything you are
Everything you are
And I wish that I could see
The world the way you do
As selfishly as you

Oooh

And I wish that I could be
Everything you are
Everything you are
And I wish that I could stick
My faith the way you do
As certainly as you

Clear skies gonna fall on you
Clear skies gonna fall on you
Clear skies gonna fall on you
On you, on you
Clear skies gonna fall on you
Clear skies

A PROPOS


PAROLES

Hosono/Barakan/Sakamoto/Takahashi

See how the world goes round
You’ve got to help yourself
See how the world goes round
And you’ll help someone else

See how the world goes round
You’ve got to help yourself
See how the world goes round
And you’ll help someone else

pika pika no kutsu o nuide
tabako o keshite
daiji na yubiwa o hazushitara
nanatsu no botan o hazushi
umareta mama ni
ikiteru jibun o
aishite miyou

See how the world goes round
You’ve got to help yourself
See how the world goes round
And you’ll help someone else

jiman no bag o oite
rouge o totte
namida no shinju o fuitemite
jyouzu na kesho o otoshi
kokoro no oku o
kagami no naka ni
utsushite miyou

See how the world goes round
You’ve got to help yourself
See how the world goes round
And you’ll help someone else

jyouzu na kesho o otoshi
umareta mama ni
ikiteiru jibun o
aishite miyou

See how the world goes round
You’ve got to help yourself
See how the world goes round
And you’ll help someone else

See how the world goes round
You’ve got to help yourself
See how the world goes round
That you will help me

A PROPOS


PAROLES

Rice-Oxley

I didn’t want to go
Go back and look for you
But it’s a heartless drug
I’m addicted to

And when I drive that road
And start to feel that chill
I think I see your face
Do you come here still?

Those were the times and these were the places
Your love was so good
And now that I’m here, I suddenly find that I’m tumbling backwards

I’m back to where I was before
Dreaming of glory and your love
And now I’m lying on your floor
Crashed on the surface of your love

The chemicals react
And molecules collide
The poison works its way
Somewhere down inside

When we were young I really believed
Love would never leave us
But time has a knack of pulling the rug out
From underneath us

And nothing matters anymore
I’m still a victim of your love
And now I’m banging on your door
Tumbling backwards with your love
Over and over in your love

I know they’re only ghosts
And memories that I’m clutching at
Maybe I’m reaching back
For something I never had
Still it seems so real to me
These ragged threads
That lead me back to you

I’m back to where I was before
Tumbling backwards at your love
And now I’m lying on your floor
Crashed on the surface of your love
and the other dreams we had
Fractioned and frozen with your love

You put a spell upon me there
Never be broken in your love
Nowhere to run to but your love
Over and over in your love

A PROPOS

This mid-tempo ’80s flavored synth-pop number is the first track Keane have ever recorded with Tim singing lead vocals.Tom told Consequence of Sound why he didn’t record the vocals for this song: « Had we gone into the studio intending to make a full album, I don’t think we would have given Tim the job of singing. But because of the way we made this record, we just ran out of time to record my vocals for it. The longer we lived with the demo vocal Tim had done for it, the more we liked it. I really love that song and love the spirit in which it came about as well. »

« I think it’s a very sad and powerful song about that sense a lot of people get of clinging on to old romances. It’s a sense of nostalgia or melancholy about the past. » (Tom, Consequence of Sound)



PAROLES

Rice-Oxley/Chaplin/Hughes/Warsame/Robbins/Connors/Conti


You’re living in a place you lived behind
Going round in circles all the time
Can see the way your head it’s like you’re blind
So open your eyes and
Time realign just what you got
With what you nearly had and what you want
You fall asleep and then the moment’s gone
So open your eyes and:

[K’Naan – rap]
Looking back
You always seem to be looking back
Feels like your mind’s always somewhere else
You’re always looking over your shoulder

Think about the places you could never been
Beauty in the faces that you never see
As you lad sleepy
How the moment flies
So open your eyes and:

[K’Naan – rap]

Don’t waste your time, no
Don’t waste your time just looking back
You always seem to be looking back
Feels like your mind’s always somewhere else
You’re always looking over your shoulder
Looking back
You always seem to be looking back
Feels like your mind’s always somewhere else
You’re always looking over your shoulder

[K’Naan – rap]

Don’t waste your time just looking back
You always seem to be looking back
Feels like your mind’s always somewhere else
You’re always looking over your shoulder
You always seem to be looking back
Feels like your mind’s always somewhere else
You’re always looking over your shoulder

You’re always looking back
Over, and over, and over
You’re always looking back

A PROPOS

This samples the Rocky theme song, « Gonna Fly Now. » Tom explained the sample to Consequence of Sound:
« It kind of happened by mistake. Tim was telling me that when he originally started writing that song, he had this riff for it going around in his head. He said, ‘I’ve come up with this amazing riff!’ Once he played it a few times and done a little demo of the song, he realized it was exactly the same as the Rocky riff. It was a case of mistaken identity. The song developed out of that. It’s like how many hip-hop artists made their records. They started with a sample or an idea and then turned it into something else. »

Tom described Keane’s collaborations with K’Naan to Billboard magazine as « songs about the human condition-time, fear, love, regret. »

PAROLES

Rice-Oxley/Chaplin/Hughes

It’s time to make a start
To get to know your heart
Time to show your face, time to take your place

In every speck of dust
In every universe,
When you feel most alone, you will not be alone

Just shine a light on me, shine a light
I’ll shine a light on you, shine a light
And you will see my shadow on every wall
And you will see my footprint on every floor

It only takes a spark to tear the world apart
These tiny little things that make it all begin

Just shine a light on me, shine a light
I’ll shine a light on you, shine a light
And you will see my shadow on every wall
And you’ll see my reflection in your free fall

Ooh, Oh Ooh, Ooh, Oh Ooh!

Just shine a light on me, shine a light
I’ll shine a light on you, shine a light
‘Cause when your back’s against the wall
That’s when you show no fear at all
And when you’re running out of time
That’s when you hitch your star to mine

We won’t be leaving by the same road that we came by
We won’t be leaving by the same road that we came by
We won’t be leaving by the same road that we came by
We won’t be leaving by the same road that we came by

Oh Ooh, Oh Ooh, Oh Ooh, Oh Ooh!

A PROPOS