Downtown Train Lyrics

Tom Waits


album: Track 17 in album Rain Dogs
release date: 1985
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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

Cover Art

Tom Waits Rain Dogs cover art
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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