Tom Waits - Downtown Train Lyrics

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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?

Will I see you tonight
On a downtown train?
Every night it's just the same
You leave me lonely, now

I know your window and I know it's late
I know your stairs and your doorway
I walk down your street and past your gate
I stand by the light at the four-way
You watch them as the fall
Oh baby, they all have heart attacks
They stay at the carnival
But they'll never win you back

Will I see you tonight
On a downtown train?
Every night it's just the same
Oh, baby

Will I see you tonight
On a downtown train?
All of my dreams just fall like rain
Oh, baby, on a downtown train

Will I see you tonight
On a downtown train?
Every night, every night it's just the same
Oh, baby

Will I see you tonight
On a downtown train?
All of my dreams just fall like rain
Well, on a downtown train

Well, on a downtown train
Well, on a downtown train
Well, on a downtown train
On a downtown train
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 : 206 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