"Tried & Crucified"

Acke-Adams

Can't Stop This Train

"Can't Stop This Train" was written from the perspective of a person suffering with addiction, who doesn't necessarily want to be an addict, but who also understands there is nothing anyone around them can do to actually stop their behavior. It was written after witnessing weekly visits from an ambulance to revive a neighbor, who was addicted to heroin. Each time the ambulance would arrive, the entire street held their breath and then sighed in relief when the first responders were successful. As hard as the family and first responders tried to "stop" the behavior, the day ultimately arrived last year when that anticipated sigh of relief never came.


Can't Stop This Train

Acke-Adams

hands are shaking, body’s aching
probably need a glass of water but
there ain’t none for the taking
i’ve been laying on this couch for three damn days
foolishly i wonder why the world don’t turn my wayr> you can’t stop this train i’m on
i’ll roll through your every try
i need just one more high
like the soil needs the rain
to get through the day
you can’t stop this train

the walls are spinning, i take one more hit
bet you’re thinking who i was before
i started all this shit
well i’d tell you but i can’t recall her face
that mirror shows a stranger i can’t seem to wipe away

you can’t stop this train i’m on
i’ll roll through your every try
i need just one more high
like the soil needs the rain
to get through the day
you can’t stop this train

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