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I wrote this on the train from Paris to London at the tail end of the Poses tour, and I was very numb. It's about looking at the world and seeing what's actually there, not feeling either good or bad about it, just feeling apart. I was grasping at some kind of mantra like, even though the world is a strange place, you're still on the train, you paid for your ticket, and it's going to arrive at some point. There are a lot of trains on this album.

Men reading fashion magazines

Oh what a world it seems we live in

Straight men, oh what a world we live in 

Why am I always on a plane or a fast train

Oh what a world my parents gave me

Always traveling but not in love 

Still I think I'm doing fine

Wouldn't it be a lovely headline:

"Life is Beautiful" on the New York Times