Jumping Someone Else's Train

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"Jumping Someone Else's Train"
Jumping Someone Else's Train.jpg
Single by The Cure
from the album Boys Don't Cry
Released2 November 1979 (UK)[1]
Songwriter(s)Michael Dempsey, Robert Smith and Lol Tolhurst
Producer(s)Chris Parry
The Cure singles chronology
"Boys Don't Cry"
"Jumping Someone Else's Train"
"A Forest"

"Jumping Someone Else's Train" is a song by English rock band The Cure. Produced by Chris Parry, it was released on 20 November 1979 in the UK as a stand-alone. It later appeared on the US version of the band's debut album, Boys Don't Cry (1980).


During live performances, mostly during 1979 and 1980, the group would often segue into the instrumental "Another Journey by Train" after finishing this song. Also, they would occasionally segue into "Grinding Halt" from their debut album Three Imaginary Boys.[citation needed] Siouxsie Sioux contributed backing vocals to the B-side "I'm Cold".

Music video[edit]

The music video shows the view from the driver's cab of a train journey from London Victoria to Brighton Station.

Cover versions[edit]

The song was covered by the Brooklyn-based band Luff for the 2008 American Laundromat Records tribute album Just Like Heaven - A Tribute to The Cure and by Army Navy on Manimal Vinyl's tribute Perfect as Cats: A Tribute to The Cure. The song was also covered by American noise rock band Whores for the band's 2014 split single with Rabbits, consisting entirely of Cure covers.[3][4]

Track listing[edit]

7" vinyl
  1. "Jumping Someone Else's Train"
  2. "I'm Cold"



  1. ^ "The Cure - Jumping Someone Else's Train" – via www.45cat.com.
  2. ^ Alexander, Phil (1 April 2014). "20 Great Post-Punk Tracks". Mojo. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Whores / Rabbits – Split 7″". Brutal Panda Records. Archived from the original on April 8, 2014. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  4. ^ Neilstein, Vİnce (February 24, 2014). "Whores Jump Someone Else's Train (The Cure Cover)". MetalSucks. Retrieved April 8, 2014.

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