Tom Waits: Downtown Train

DOWNTOWN TRAIN
/Tom Waits/

Outside another yellow moon
Has punched a hole in the nighttime, yes
I climb through the window and down to the street
I'm shining like a new dime
The downtown trains are full
With all of 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 they 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
Where every night
Every night it's just the same, oh baby
Will I see you tonight
On a downtown train
All of my dreams
They fall like rain
Oh baby, on a downtown train

Will I see you tonight
On a downtown train
Where 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
All on a downtown train
All on a downtown train
All on a downtown train
All on a downtown train
A downtown train


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