Downtown Train
Tom Waits Lyrics


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

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Written by: Tom Waits

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Hawksnacks -

Outside another yellow moon
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

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

Will I see you tonight
On a downtown train?
Every night its 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 they fall
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
Where every night is just the same
Will I see you tonight
On a downtown train
All of my dreams just fall like rain
All on a downtown train



Jack Carraway

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

People say Waits is "too weird", but the man has some of the most heartbreaking songs about weirdos and misfits that society just tosses to the side because they aren't conventional.



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Tim Glover

Tom Waits writes songs about wounded people with just a few drops of dream left.

d4ddyK

@J J Boomers are whiners? Tom Waits isn't the one that needs a "safe space".

Lee Scuderi

Basically....all of us.

Claymo

I mean except for hell broke luce
Jeff luce was.. Jeff luce. No dreams left there

steve laskey

Perfect description.

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Listen to Tom since I'm 16 years old - now I am 52!!!!!

Alejandro Pirela

There's something coolest than this?

Willy-john De Jager

weird parents. i bet nice people.

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Greetings form weert a southern country of the netherlands smoking weed stay healthy music lovers

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