Emergency Stop

The monotony this life
A rail-road tunnel, concrete walls and fluorescent light
If you aspire, manoeuvre through and find a seat by the window

Emergency stop.

The train conductor smiles
And says “I’ll have your ticket please”
“You’re just the same – pay your way like everybody else”

Emergency stop.

Looks like we’re in for the long haul now
Pull my headphones on shut out the microcosm
Take out the marker, always keeps my place
I turn the page but your book seems more interesting than mine

Emergency stop.

Claustrophobia may not cut it with your standard procedures
Claustrophobia may not cut it with the security officer
So fine me… kick me off the train

words & music:
D. Allen-Williams 1997

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