Downbound Train
Bruce Springsteen Lyrics


I had a job, I had a girl
I had something going, mister, in this world
I got laid off down at the lumber yard
Our love went bad, times got hard
Now I work down at the car wash
Where all it ever does is rain
Don't you feel like you're a rider on a downbound train

She just said, "Joe, I gotta go
We had it once, we ain't got it anymore"
She packed her bags, left me behind
She bought a ticket on the Central Line
Nights as I sleep, I hear that whistle whining
I feel her kiss in the misty rain
And I feel like I'm a rider on a downbound train

Last night I heard your voice
You were crying, crying, you were so alone
You said your love had never died
You were waiting for me at home
Put on my jacket, I ran through the woods
I ran till I thought my chest would explode
There in the clearing, beyond the highway
In the moonlight, our wedding house shone
I rushed through the yard
I burst through the front door, my head pounding hard
Up the stairs I climbed
The room was dark, our bed was empty
Then I heard that long whistle whine
And I dropped to my knees, hung my head and cried
Now I swing a sledge hammer on a railroad gang
Knocking down them cross ties, working in the rain
Now, don't it feel like you're a rider on a downbound train

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Written by: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

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Kyra

“Last night I heard your voice
You were crying, crying, you were so alone
You said your love had never died
You were waiting for me at home
Put on my jacket, I ran through the woods
I ran till I thought my chest would explode
There in the clearing, beyond the highway
In the moonlight, our wedding house shone
I rushed through the yard, I burst through the front door
My head pounding hard, up the stairs I climbed
The room was dark, our bed was empty
Then I heard that long whistle whine
And I dropped to my knees, hung my head and cried”



Max Araújo

I had a job, I had a girl
I had something going mister in this world
I got laid off down at the lumber yard
Our love went bad, times got hard
Now I work down at the carwash
Where all it ever does is rain
Don't you feel like you're a rider on a downbound train

She just said: Joe I gotta go
We had it once we ain't got it any more
She packed her bags left me behind
She bought a ticket on the Central Line
Nights as I sleep, I hear that whistle whining
Feel her kiss in the misty rain
And I feel like I'm a rider on a downbound train

Last night I heard your voice
You were crying, crying, you were so alone
You said your love had never died
You were waiting for me at home
Put on my jacket, I ran through the woods
I ran till I thought my chest would explode
There in the clearing, beyond the highway
In the moonlight, our wedding house shone
I rushed through the yard, I burst through the front door
My head pounding hard, up the stairs I climbed
The room was dark, our bed was empty
Then I heard that long whistle whine
And I dropped to my knees, hung my head and cried

Now I swing a sledge hammer on a railroad gang
Knocking down them cross ties, working in the rain
Now don't it feel like you're a rider on a downbound train



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Lehndorfer 70

about 2 years ago my beloved brother-in-law died of cancer. he was the biggest springsteen fan in germany. at the same time I qualified as a train driver. Almost every day I drive past my sister's house by train. Every now and then I give the signal with the pull horn. Somehow the song fits. My sister's double bed is also empty every evening. Bruce keeps building me up. The boss

mandyinseattle

{hug} to you ♥️

TruthWarrior

Sorry to hear brother 🙏 he's with God Almighty THE MOST HIGH make no mistake about it

Florencia Galan

What you do has to do with another dimension. You create a time warp and you bring your sister closer to her husband

Tori Woods

God bless you all. Xx ❣️

David Murray

Arguably Springsteen's greatest moment. Haunted.Painful. Beautiful.

Mickey McLaughlin

Makes me tear up every time I hear this😢😢😢

m hitson

Im sure i am in the minority here;but I’ve never been much of a fan..this song floors me every time. The feeling of loss is palpable.

جند الله...جند الله..

LeGenD..witH All my reSpect

Matt Perry

Agreed. He has so many brilliant songs but this one cuts to the bone.

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