Riff: Train – “50 Ways to Say Goodbye”

Oct 3, 2012

“She was caught in a mudslide / Eaten by a lion / Got run over by a crappy purple scion”

from 50 Ways to Say Goodbye lyrics by Train

Sonically, the verse is just “Phantom of the Opera” and the chorus is rehashed older Train material. However, the lyrics add needed life; listing dozens of amusing death scenarios for our protagonist’s ex-lover make this a fixture in yet anotherĀ of the endless top-40 breakup hits of 2011-2012.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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