"Subway Train" as written by David Johansen and Johnny Thunders....
I can't ever understand
Why my life's, been cursed, poisoned, condemned
When I been tryin' every night
To hold ya near me
But I'm a-telling you
It ain't easy

Ever since I been ridin'
Right on the subway train
You can hear the whistle blowin'
Ya might think I'm insane

And now your friends
They're fillin' up my car
But you're so busy readin' Suzy Says
Ya can't look now
You didn't see your lovers
They're all dressed in rags
Ya know ya had us pushin' up poses
Just tryin' get your fare

'Cause we was all ridin'
Right on the subway train
And you can hear the captain shoutin'
He thinks I've gone insane

'Cause I keep on ridin'
Keep on ridin'
'Cause I keep on
Ridin', ridin', ridin'
Keep on ridin', yeah

You stop and you stare
As I'm leavin' my favorite place
We have no regards
You can't even find a trace
Ya gotta get on back to daddy
That is all it's gonna be
He got the poison black arts of the pimps
But don't ya st- st-

I seen 'em travel
Right on the subway train
And you can hear th captain shou-ou-tin'
He thinks we've all gone insane

'Cause we keep on ridin', ridin', ridin'
Keep on ridin'
'Cause we keep on ridin', ridin', ridin'
Keep on ridin'

I see the train gettin' on an open track
Well I'm a-hopin' it's gonna bring my baby back

'Cause I guess I said
Dinah wontcha blow
Dinah wontcha blow your horn
Dinah wontcha blow
Dinah wontcha blow your horn
I said someone's in the kitchen with Dinah
I know whoa, whoa, whoa
I said someone's in the kitchen with Dinah
I just know

I keep on ridin', ridin', ridin'


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"Subway Train" as written by Johnny Thunders David Johansen

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    General CommentIn his "Who Put The 'M' In Manchester?" concert, Morrissey made a powerful rendition of this song's first verse before Everyday Is Like Sunday. Also in his Live At Earl's Court CD he sings the same part before the song transitions into Munich Air Disaster 1958.

    In his youth, Morrissey was the head of a New York Dolls Fan Club.
    Linuson August 08, 2006   Link

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