Downbound Train - Bruce Springsteen

    I had a job, I had a girl
    I had something going mister in this world
    I got laid off down at the lumber yard
    Our love went bad, times got hard
    Now I work down at the carwash
    Where all it ever does is rain
    Don't you feel like you're a rider on a downbound train

    She just said "Joe I gotta go
    We had it once we ain't got it any more"
    She packed her bags left me behind
    She bought a ticket on the Central Line
    Nights as I sleep, I hear that whistle whining
    I feel her kiss in the misty rain
    And I feel like I'm a rider on a downbound train

    Last night I heard your voice
    You were crying, crying, you were so alone
    You said your love had never died
    You were waiting for me at home
    Put on my jacket, I ran through the woods
    I ran till I thought my chest would explode
    There in the clearing, beyond the highway
    In the moonlight, our wedding house shone
    I rushed through the yard, I burst through the front door
    My head pounding hard, up the stairs I climbed
    The room was dark, our bed was empty
    Then I heard that long whistle whine
    And I dropped to my knees, hung my head and cried

    Now I swing a sledge hammer on a railroad gang
    Knocking down them cross ties, working in the rain
    Now don't it feel like you're a rider on a downbound train


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