Train Song
Tom Waits Lyrics


Well, I broke down in East St. Louis
The Kansas City line
Drunk up all my money that I borrowed every time
And I fell down at the derby
The night's as black as a crow
It was a train that took me away from here
But a train can't bring me home
What made my dreams so hollow was standing at the depot
With a steeple full of swallows that could never ring the bell
And I've come ten thousand miles away, not one thing to show
It was a train that took me away from here
But a train can't bring me home

I remember when I left without bothering to pack
Don't you know I up and left
With just the clothes I had on my back?
Now, I'm sorry for what I've done
And I'm out here on my own
It was a train that took me away from here
But a train can't bring me home
It was a train that took me away from here
But a train can't bring me home

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: THOMAS A. WAITS

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FooBarr1

I swear Waits was a hundred years old the day he was born.

Jamie Barnes

The world's saddest song. And one of it's best.

Tejas Ambhore

Flower's Grave from Alice

ArchEnema 67

"Pony" from Mule Variations is even sadder.

Tone Spewers

If you can't feel this, you can't feel.

neil mclaughlin

sorrow and pain addiction and the loss of hope no dignaty no life thank you mr waites i came to terms with my pain

A Guy With Two Knives

I used to think he said "It was a Dream that took me away from here, but a Dream can bring me home".

Ferruccelli

Me too

CCornelius

Huh. Dang, that's kinda good.

Happy Dude

Kind of works as well

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