Back in the Atmosphere

When I first heard this song I was absolutely blown away by the music and the beautiful lyrics. My youngest son was home from school and he was playing it on his laptop; I immediately bought the CD and although it is almost ten years ago I still love the song because it always sounds so fresh:

However, the more I listened to the lyrics the more confused I became as to their meaning. Lots of Internet sources were convinced that the song could only be about drugs and I felt a bit sad, surely that couldn’t be right. Over the years I searched for the answer and at last found this video in which the lead singer of Train, Pat Monahan, explains how the song came to him:

Yes, its a bit schmaltzy, but as they say over there, “What’s not to like?”

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