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Downbound Train

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First time played on: 02/07/1984

Latest time played on: 14/06/2024


Bruce Springsteen Sings the Alphabet

Episode: Downbound Train


From the albums:


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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02/07/1984Civic Center, St. Paul, MNUnited States
05/09/1984The Centrum, Worcester, MAUnited States
07/09/1984Civic Center, Hartford, CTUnited States
08/09/1984Civic Center, Hartford, CTUnited States
11/09/1984The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PAUnited States
12/09/1984The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PAUnited States
17/09/1984The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PAUnited States
22/09/1984Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PAUnited States
24/09/1984Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NYUnited States
25/09/1984Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NYUnited States
15/10/1984Pacific Coliseum, VancouverCanada
17/10/1984Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WAUnited States
21/10/1984Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CAUnited States
22/10/1984Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CAUnited States
25/10/1984L.A. Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CAUnited States
26/10/1984L.A. Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CAUnited States
28/10/1984L.A. Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CAUnited States
29/10/1984L.A. Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CAUnited States
31/10/1984L.A. Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CAUnited States
02/11/1984L.A. Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CAUnited States
08/11/1984Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZUnited States
11/11/1984McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, COUnited States
15/11/1984St. Louis Arena, St. Louis, MOUnited States
16/11/1984Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IAUnited States
18/11/1984University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NEUnited States
23/11/1984Erwin Special Events Centre, Austin, TXUnited States
25/11/1984Reunion Arena, Dallas, TXUnited States
29/11/1984The Summit, Houston, TXUnited States
06/12/1984Jefferson Civic Centre, Birmingham, ALUnited States
11/12/1984Rupp Arena, Lexington, KYUnited States
13/12/1984Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TNUnited States
16/12/1984Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, GAUnited States
04/01/1985Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VAUnited States
07/01/1985Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, INUnited States
10/01/1985Freedom Hall, Louisville, KYUnited States
13/01/1985Carolina Coliseum, Columbia, SCUnited States
15/01/1985Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NCUnited States
18/01/1985Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NCUnited States
23/01/1985Civic Center, Providence, RIUnited States
26/01/1985JMA Wireless Dome, Syracuse, NYUnited States
21/03/1985Entertainment Centre, SydneyAustralia
23/03/1985Entertainment Centre, SydneyAustralia
27/03/1985Entertainment Centre, SydneyAustralia
03/04/1985Showgrounds, MelbourneAustralia
10/04/1985Yoyogi Olympic Pool, TokyoJapan
15/04/1985Yoyogi Olympic Pool, TokyoJapan
01/06/1985Slane Castle, DublinIreland
04/06/1985St. James Park, NewcastleGreat Britain
05/06/1985St. James Park, NewcastleGreat Britain
08/06/1985Ullevi, GothenburgSweden
12/06/1985Stadion Feijenoord, RotterdamNetherlands
15/06/1985Waldstadion, Frankfurt am MainGermany
18/06/1985Olympia Stadion, MunichGermany
21/06/1985San Siro, MilanItaly
23/06/1985Stade Ritcher, MontpellierFrance
25/06/1985Stade de G.Guichard, Saint EtienneFrance
29/06/1985Parc de la Courneuve, ParisFrance
03/07/1985Wembley Stadium, LondonGreat Britain
06/07/1985Wembley Stadium, LondonGreat Britain
07/07/1985Roundhay Park, LeedsGreat Britain
05/08/1985Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, Washington, DCUnited States
07/08/1985Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, OHUnited States
09/08/1985Soldier Field, Chicago, ILUnited States
11/08/1985Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, PAUnited States
14/08/1985Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, PAUnited States
18/08/1985Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
19/08/1985Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
21/08/1985Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
22/08/1985Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
26/08/1985CNE Stadium, TorontoCanada
27/08/1985CNE Stadium, TorontoCanada
31/08/1985Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
01/09/1985Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
04/09/1985Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, MIUnited States
06/09/1985Hoosier Dome, Indianapolis, INUnited States
09/09/1985Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, FLUnited States
13/09/1985Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TXUnited States
14/09/1985Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TXUnited States
18/09/1985Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CAUnited States
19/09/1985Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CAUnited States
23/09/1985Mile-high Stadium, Denver, COUnited States
24/09/1985Mile-high Stadium, Denver, COUnited States
27/09/1985Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CAUnited States
29/09/1985Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CAUnited States
03/07/1988Stockholm Stadion, StockholmSweden
07/07/1988RDS Arena, DublinIreland
09/07/1988Bramall Lane, SheffieldGreat Britain
10/07/1988Bramall Lane, SheffieldGreat Britain
12/07/1988Waldstadion, Frankfurt am MainGermany
14/07/1988St. Jakob Stadium, BaselSwitzerland
17/07/1988Equestrian Stadium Riem, MunichGermany
19/07/1988Trabrennbahn, BerlinGermany
22/07/1988Waldbuhne, BerlinGermany
25/07/1988Idraetsparken, CopenhagenDenmark
27/07/1988Valle Hovin, OsloNorway
30/07/1988Weserstadion, BremenGermany
02/08/1988Estadio Vicente Caldern, MadridSpain
03/08/1988Camp Nou, BarcelonaSpain
21/06/1992Mediolanum Forum, MilanItaly
25/06/1992Festhalle, Frankfurt am MainGermany
30/06/1992AccorHotels Arena, ParisFrance
04/07/1992Plaza de toros Monumental, BarcelonaSpain
31/07/1992Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
24/04/1993Flanders Expo, GentBelgium
01/05/1993Estadio Jose Alvalade, LisbonPortugal
05/05/1993Estadio Vicente Caldern, MadridSpain
07/05/1993Estadio Municipal de El Molinon, GijnSpain
14/05/1993Waldbuhne, BerlinGermany
16/05/1993Alter-flughfen, MunichGermany
20/05/1993RDS Arena, DublinIreland
22/05/1993National Bowl, Milton KeynesGreat Britain
25/05/1993Stadio Flaminio, RomeItaly
01/06/1993Valle Hovin, OsloNorway
13/06/1999Bruno-Plache Stadion, LeipzigGermany
24/06/1999Stockholm Stadion, StockholmSweden
11/08/1999Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
17/11/1999Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OHUnited States
19/11/1999Marine midland, Buffalo, NYUnited States
28/11/1999Target Center, Minneapolis, MNUnited States
09/04/2000Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MOUnited States
17/04/2000F.Erwin Center, Austin, TXUnited States
26/06/2000Madison Square Garden, New York, NYUnited States
30/08/2002Savvis Center, St. Louis, MOUnited States
12/06/2003AOL Arena Stadium, HamburgGermany
27/07/2003Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
25/06/2005Hovet, StockholmSweden
27/06/2005Color Line Arena, HamburgGermany
11/11/2005Ted Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk, VAUnited States
31/05/2008Emirates Stadium, LondonGreat Britain
29/06/2008Parken, CopenhagenDenmark
03/04/ Arena, Glendale, AZUnited States
05/06/2009Stockholm Stadion, StockholmSweden
30/06/2009Stade de Suisse, BernSwitzerland
03/10/2009Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
09/10/2009Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJUnited States
20/10/2009Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PAUnited States
16/04/2012MVP Arena, Albany, NYUnited States
18/05/2012Estadi Olmpic Llus Companys, BarcelonaSpain
11/06/2012Stadio Nereo Rocco, TriesteItaly
05/07/2012AccorHotels Arena, ParisFrance
09/07/2012Stadion Letzigrund, ZurichSwitzerland
23/07/2012Koengen, BergenNorway
28/07/2012Ullevi, GothenburgSweden
31/07/2012Olympia Stadion, HelsinkiFinland
22/09/2012MetLife Stadium , East Rutherford, NJUnited States
31/10/2012Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, NYUnited States
17/11/2012Sprint Center, Kansas City, MOUnited States
26/03/2013Rod Laver Arena, MelbourneAustralia
30/04/2013Telenor Arena, OsloNorway
11/05/2013Friends Arena , StockholmSweden
26/05/2013Olympia Stadion, MunichGermany
03/06/2013San Siro, MilanItaly
22/06/2013Goffertpark, NijmegenNetherlands
29/06/2013Stade de France, ParisFrance
30/06/2013Hard Rock Calling, LondonGreat Britain
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08/02/2014Perth Arena, PerthAustralia
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01/03/2014Mount Smart Stadium, AucklandNew Zealand
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06/05/2014Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TXUnited States
19/05/2016Rock in Rio Lisboa, LisbonPortugal
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25/01/2017Perth Arena, PerthAustralia
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