Coverafbeelding train - mermaid
  • Statistieken
  •   12 weken
  •   19 piekpositie
  •   142 punten
  •   2013

Artiestinformatie

Land   Verenigde Staten

In 1994 vormen Patrick Monahan, Jimmy Stafford en Scott Underwood in San Francisco de band Train. Na wat personele wisselingen voegen zich ook Johnny Colt en Brandon Bush zich bij de band. In 2001 wordt Drops Of Jupiter hun wereldwijde doorbraak. Het nummer bereikt in de Top 40 de derde plaats.

Jarenlang lijkt de groep het bij één hit in ons land te houden. Toch komt er bijna tien jaar later een meer dan succesvolle opvolger met Hey Soul Sister. De single staat zeven achtereenvolgende weken op nummer 1 en wordt hun grootste hit in ons land. Ook de opvolgers Shake Up Christmas en Drive By weten de top 10 te bereiken.

De drie singles van het album California 37, 50 Ways To Say Goodbye, Mermaid en Bruises (met Ashley Monroe), komen niet bij de beste 10 terecht.

In september van 2014 verschijnt het nieuwe album, Bulletproof Picasso, waarvan Angel In Blue Jeans als eerste de Top 40 bereikt. Later wordt ook de titeltrack van het album als single aangemerkt.
Eind 2015 maakt Train een compleet album met kerstnummers. Een cover van de klassieker van Slade, Merry Christmas Everybody, wordt als single aangemerkt.


Songtekst

Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh

Can’t swim so I took a boat
To an island so remote
Only Johnny Depp has ever been to it before
Stayed there 'til the air was clear
I was bored and out of tears
Then I saw you washed up on the shore

I offered you my coat
Thank God, this love can float
Crazy how that shipwreck meant my ship was comin’ in
We talked 'til the sun went down
Love on the Puget Sound
My treasure map was on your skin

Beauty in the water
Angel on the beach
Ocean’s daughter
I thought love was out of reach
'til I got her
Had I known it could come true
I would have wished in ’92
For a mermaid just like you, oh oh oh oh
Just like you, oh oh oh oh

Sharks green with envy
They wonder what you see in me
Funny but sometimes can’t help but wonder that as well
Now life is a holiday
Making up for the years I paid
The way to this heavenly bay, it went through hell

Beauty in the water
Angel on the beach
Ocean’s daughter
I thought love was out of reach
'til I got her
Had I known it could come true
I would have wished in ’92
For a mermaid just like you, oh oh oh oh
Just like you, oh oh oh oh

Rescued you by the banyan tree
All the girlfish in the sea
Couldn't hold a candle to you
They don’t have a handle on you
They don’t have a scandal on you
I love Ecco Sandals on you
Saving me was B-I-G
All the boyfish in the sea
They all wish that they could be me

Can’t swim so I took a boat
To an island so remote
Only Johnny Depp has ever been to it before

Beauty in the water
Angel on the beach
Ocean’s daughter
I thought love was out of reach
'til I got her
Had I known it could come true
I would have wished in ’92
For a mermaid just like you, oh oh oh oh
Just like you, oh oh oh oh
Just like you, oh oh oh oh (Rescued you by the banyan tree, all the girlfish in the sea)
Just like you, oh oh oh oh

Songinformatie

ArtiestTrain
 A-kant
Titel Mermaid
Lengte 3:16
Componist(en) Pat Monahan; Espen Lind; Amund Bjørklund; Tor Erik Hermansen; Mikkel Eriksen
Producer(s) Espionage [= Espen Lind & Amund Bjørklund]
 B-kant
Platenlabel Columbia
Catalogusnr digital download [albumtrack]
Album California 37


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