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Vienna Lyrics

The day's last one-way ticket train pulls in
We smile for the casual closure capturing
There goes the downpour
Here goes my fare thee well

There's really no way to reach me
There's really no way to reach me
There's really no way to reach...

  1. anonymous
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    Apr 7th 2021 report

    Im not sure this is about a relationship. I think this is about a person who doesn’t think they can be reached because of depression , mental issues or whatever they have going on. A person who feels like there’s nothing they can do about a situation. But this person has been hiding it for a while “ The day's last one-way ticket train pulls in
    We smile for the casual closure capturing“ meaning it’s a normal day but the next lyric is “There goes the downpour Here goes my fare thee well” it’s a normal day and nobody knows this persons struggle. “ this is Vienna” meaning this is goodbye this is independence , victory , goodbye. “ maybe in 5 or 10 yours and mine will meet again” this is about leaving and running into this person soon because they left without saying goodnye

  2. anonymous
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    Jul 28th 2019 report

    "This is your maverick" meaning this is your rebellion/rebel/independence/unorthodox choice.

    "this is Vienna" means this is the goodbye. This is the everything and nothing. This is the destination the way ticket train is taking me. This is the maverick. This is where i'm going that you can't. this is goodbye.

  3. anonymous
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    Mar 13th 2019 report

    I think that the song is about someone saying goodbye to someone that they love.
    At first I thought it was about someone dying and them saying goodbye to them or the other way around.
    It is a very beautiful well written song and I love to listen to it.

  4. anonymous
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    Jun 14th 2013 report

    Billy joel has a song called Vienna too and his Vienna is the metaphor for " a person's whole life" could it also mean the same with this song?

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 23rd 2012 report

    I know there's a lot of congestion about the Vienna portion but I'll get there in a second. First off its a relationship that's falling apset. And as much as they try to save it he's just too far out of the relationship to even try anymore, in theory he's exhausted emotionally hence "I'm already gone." Now i agree that they want to try again in 5-10 years but he needs space from her for a while and he's trying to show its not hurting him as much as it is ("this is my game face."). Now as to vienna, I think they went to Vienna to try to figure it out and the last line of the song is just a very sarcastic kind of so THIS is Vienna like he expected to fix things and it ended up becoming a state of emotional dismay and he will forever remember that feeling as Vienna. And the maverick is tricky as well, one definition I found was that its a us missile and maybe she said something that kind of hit him like a missle or just the whole situation is a missile to his emotions sending him shattering into a million pieces. Just my thoughts :)

  6. anonymous
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    Aug 4th 2011 report

    To me this song is about the saddness of leaving someone behind while still having the feeling that you want to say sorry. The repeated "There's really no way to reach me, 'Cause I'm already gone" means that his fellings can't be changed. The line "Maybe in five or ten yours and mine will meet again, Straighten this whole thing out" iplies that maybe, while he doesn't believe they themselves can fix the differences between them, their desendents can.

  7. anonymous
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    Jul 2nd 2011 report

    This is a heart-breaking song about saying goodbye to someone. He gets on the train and goes. He's saying maybe in the distant future we'll see each other, but for now I'm leaving.

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