Train has been a band which I have enjoyed for many years now. Way back in 2001, I can remember hearing ‘Drops of Jupiter’ played regularly on a trip to the States and, in fact, because I took a long roadtrip from Maryland all the way down to Florida, I heard it more times than I can remember! I loved it so much that I had to find a record store and buy their album – most of which I really enjoyed at the time.
Fast forward to 2012, and when I started living with Ross in Wokingham. Grace continued to go to school in Sunninghill, purely because we didn’t really know where we wanted to live at the time. It was quite a trip! Around 40 minutes each way – and that was in good traffic! So, we needed to find lots of great music to listen to. It was at this time that Train’s next album ‘California 37’ was released. I downloaded it and loved every single piece of music but there was one particular song which stood out for me.
‘You Can Finally Meet My Mom’ has a little bit of everything – piano, strings, great lyrics and a wonderful gospel-like crescendo. It was an instant hit in my book. Then, Ross and I went on a journey to Wales and, because he hadn’t heard it, I played the album in it’s entirety. Little did I know that Ross was harbouring a similar feeling about the song and in his very next Top 100 (something I have mentioned before on A Song for the Weekend) it was straight in as his number one.
For some reason – and I can’t really tell you why – it feels like a song that belongs to the both of us. The lyrics remind me of us sitting and watching box sets together and, I guess it kind of helps that they mention a wrestler’s name at the end but the part that resonates with me the most are the lyrics ‘So forget everything and just be with me here now for as long as we can and whoever goes first save a spot’. It helps that it is the part that really builds too.
Anyway, I will shut up now and let you make up your own mind about it! Enjoy!