Train's New Single "50 Ways To Say Goodbye" Gets #deCODED

Train Lyrics

Let's face it: Train are legendary songwriters in the making. From their first big single "Drops Of Jupiter" to their recent smash hit "Drive By", the group is always writing lyrics that their fans can't get enough of. Cut to their latest single "50 Ways To Say Goodbye", which we not only predict will be chart-topping, but is also up on the #deCODED chopping block this week. At first glance, the lyrics appear pretty morbid, but that's why we're here: to clear things up!

My heart was paralyzed
My head was over-sized
I'll take the high road like I should

Referencing a blind-sided break-up, the narrator walks away from the relationship feeling numb and not sure where to turn.

You said, "It's meant to be
That it's not you it's me"
You're leaving now for my own good

He reflects on his ex breaking things off with him, using two classic excuses to end the relationship.

That's cool but if my friends ask where you are I'm gonna say
She went down in an airplane
Fried getting sun tanned
Fell in a cement mixer full of quicksand
Help me, help me, I'm no good at goodbyes

This is where the song turns from serious to side-splitting: the narrator is terrible at saying goodbye, so in order to explain his break-up to his friends, he tries to think of an excuse to say that she died! Wow, he really must be awful at goodbyes...

She met a shark under water
Fell and no one caught her
I returned everything I ever bought her
Help me, help me, I'm all out of lies
And ways to say you died

The guy's running out of lies to tell the others why they aren't together anymore! No wonder the song's called "50 Ways To Say Goodbye"...

My pride still feels the sting
You were my everything
Someday I'll find a love likes yours

He's still feeling the burn from his broken heart, but clings to the hope that he'll find a girl like her someday.

She'll think I'm Superman
Not Super Minivan
How could you leave on Yom Kippur?

As opposed to his ex, she'll think he's amazing no matter what. She had the nerve to leave him on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for the Jewish faith!

That's cool but if my friends ask where you are I'm gonna say
She was caught in a mudslide
Eaten by a lion
Got run over by a crappy purple Scion
Help me, help me, I'm no good at goodbyes

Here's a handful of other ways how his ex could have died, according to the narrator. Looks like the only bit of him she didn't emotionally damage was his active imagination!

She dried up in the desert
Drowned in the hot tub
Danced to death at an East Side nightclub
Help me, help me, I'm all out of lies
And ways to say you died

Personally, we think the bit about dancing to death would be a good excuse: you can get pretty worked up on the dance floor sometimes!

I want to live a thousand lives with you
I want to be the one you're dying to love
But you don't want to

All he wants is for them to get back together, so he doesn't have to keep making up these excuses!

Watch the song's music video on VEVO:

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