The Story Behind ‘Angel In Blue Jeans’ Explained By Pat Monahan & Jimmy Stafford of Train

On May 5, 2014 — several months after Train announced they would be releasing their seventh studio album, Bulletproof Picasso — guitarist Jimmy Stafford posted a Tweet with the anagram “SGIJANNULAEBENEL”; the name of Train’s first single from the aforementioned album.


His followers quickly deciphered the clue and the name to the song: “Angel In Blue Jeans.” Pat Monahan and Stafford — the only two remaining members of the original Train lineup — stopped by the Fresh 102.7 studio to break down the meaning of their new single and further discuss the loves of their lives.

“Subconsciously, everything romantic that I would write lyrically would be about my wife because she is such a lovely part of my life,” says Monahan. “The song is literally about dreaming about trying to find that woman that… did a magical thing to you and then you wake up from the dream at the end and you’re laying next to her.”

Both Stafford and Monahan have dealt with divorce and remarried, luckily finding love “at first sight,” as they uniquely describe it. Monahan, particularly, had a tougher time.

“I actually did think it was love at first sight when I met my wife,” says Stafford. “But I had been through a divorce and I wasn’t done being angry about that yet, so it took me about four years to be ready to be married again.”

She stuck by him for all of those years and Stafford could not be more grateful, adding, “lucky me.”

“It was magic right out of the gate because I’m so hot,” Monahan says jokingly. “It was magic for her and then I grew into it.”

Monahan adds on a more serious note, “when I met her I couldn’t believe anyone that pretty would even talk to me.”

Train’s new album, Bulletproof Picasso, has a tentative release date of September 16, 2014. Watch Kim’s full interview with Train HERE.


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