Tuesday, 10 October 2017

'Train of Thought' by a-ha (Song, Video)

Quoting from the introduction to this song video on a-ha's official YT channel:


'The black-and-white footage and animation in this video was actually the inspiration for the animation of "Take On Me." It originated as an art project for college, and went on to influence the generation of MTV.

The lyrics for this song were based on the existentialist authors and poets Hofmo, Hamsun and Dostoevski - Paul's favorites at the time.

"Train of Thought" was released as the third single from the debut album "Hunting High and Low" on 24 March 1986.

The video concept was designed by the same producers who brought "Take On Me" into the video mainstream.

Most of the video was old footage with animation. The live parts with the band were filmed during a break in the band's tour.'

Content source: aha




Lyrics:

He likes to have the morning paper crossword solved
Words go up, words come down, forwards, backwards, twisted round
He grabs a pile of letters from a small suitcase
Disappears into an office, it's another working day

And his thoughts are full of strangers
Corridors of naked lights
And his mind once full of reason
Now there's more than meets the eye
Oh, a stranger's face he carries with him

He likes a bit of reading on the subway home
A distant radio whistling tunes that nobody knows
At home a house awaits him, he unlocks the door
Thinking once there was a sea here but there never was a door

And his thoughts are full of strangers
And his eyes to numb to see
And nothing that he knows of
And nowhere where he's been
Was ever quite like this

And his thoughts are full of strangers
Corridors of naked lights
And his mind once full of reason
Now there's more than meets the eye
Oh, a stranger's face he carries with him

And at heart he's full of strangers
Dodging on his train of thought
Train of thought
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Songwriter: Pal Waaktaar

Lyrics sourcehttps://genius.com/A-ha-train-of-thought-lyrics

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