"Train Song" as written by and Tom Waits....
Well I broke down in E. St. Louis
On the Kansas City line
and I drunk up all my money
that I borrowed every time
and I fell down at the derby
and now the night's 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 come ten thousand miles away
with not one thing to show
well 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
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
well it was a train that took me away from
here but a train can't bring me home


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    General Commentahhh, why does this song have no comments? Tom Waits has so much soul in this song, it's amazing. You can feel the desperation in his voice.
    iamjacksgoaton January 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's the story of a drinking man leaving home, too ashamed to say goodbye.
    He has remorse for this actions, but believes he no longer has a home wherever he came from.
    SpaceSnailon October 14, 2013   Link

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