Downtown Train Song Lyrics

Tom Waits

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Outside another yellow moon
Has punched a hole in the nighttime, yes
I climb through the window and down the street
I'm shining like a new dime
The downtown trains are full
With all those Brooklyn girls
They try so hard to break out of their little worlds

Well, you wave your hand and they scatter like crows
They have nothing that will ever capture your heart
They're just thorns without the rose
Be careful of them in the dark
Oh if I was the one
You chose to be your only one
Oh baby can't you hear me now, can't you hear me now?

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Singapore
  • 2 Clap Hands
  • 3 Cemetery Polka
  • 4 Jockey Full of Bourbon
  • 5 Tango Till They're Sore
  • 6 Big Black Mariah
  • 7 Diamonds & Gold
  • 8 Hang Down Your Head
  • 9 Time
  • 10 Rain Dogs
  • 11 Midtown (instrumental)
  • 12 9th & Hennepin
  • 13 Gun Street Girl
  • 14 Union Square
  • 15 Blind Love
  • 16 Walking Spanish
  • 17 Downtown Train
  • 18 Bride of Rain Dog (instrumental)
  • 19 Anywhere I Lay My Head


  • credits


    album: Track 17 in album Rain Dogs
    release date: 1985
    popularity : 179 users have visited this page.
    genres: Jazz Rock Blues Pop
    styles: Electric Blues/Folk Rock/Experimental/Pub Rock
    length: 3:54
    producer: Tom Waits
    drums: Mickey Curry
    lead vocals: Tom Waits
    mixer: Jeff Lippay
    recorded by: Jeff Lippay
    arranger: Tom Waits
    bass: Tony Levin
    organ: Robbie Kilgore
    guitar: G.E. Smith and Tom Waits
    percussion: Michael Blair
    guest guitar: Robert Quine
    assistant mixer: Tony Gonzales and Jeff Lippay
    assistant recorded by: Dennis Ferrante
    composer: Tom Waits
    lyricist: Tom Waits

    Album Information

    label: Island
    country(area): Canada
    format: CD
    barcode: 075679029928
    script: Latin