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Downtown Train

This song is by Everything but the Girl and appears on the album Acoustic (1992) and on the album 82-92: Essence and Rare (1992).

This song is a cover of "Downtown Train" by Tom Waits.
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Downtown Train
Outside another yellow moon
Punched a hole in the nighttime, yes
(I) Climb through your window and down 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

You wave your hand and they scatter like crows
They have nothing that can 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, 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, 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, it's just the same,
You leave me lonely
Will I see you tonight on a downtown train
All of my tears just fall like rain, all upon the downtown train


Written by:

Tom Waits

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