"'Trains' was written during a time when I was young and overly idealistic about love. A lady was driving me wild with her strange affection and I was naively waiting for it to 'mean something' or whatever. When she finally skipped town, I was sitting on a train that was delayed for some reason or another and started humming the melody that later became 'Trains,'" Wampire's Eric Phipps tells Rolling Stone. "By the time I got home I had the lyrics and rough skeletal structure of the song. 'Girls are like trains – you're always waiting for a chance to be let on just so you can hop off at the next stop.'"