"Downbound Train" is a song that appears on the 1984 Bruce Springsteen album Born in the U.S.A. The song is a lament to a lost spouse, and takes on a melancholy tone. Author Christopher Sandford described the song as beginning "like a Keith Richards' riff" that ultimately moves to "one of those great country busted-heart lines, 'Now I work down at the car wash/where all it ever does is rain.'"

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  • "Downbound Train" - piosenka Bruce’a Springsteena, pochodząca z jego wydanego w 1984 roku albumu Born in the U.S.A.. W przeciwieństwie do większości utworów na płycie ten ma ton melancholijny, mówi o utracie stałej pracy i ukochanej dziewczyny. Piosenka została zarejestrowana w 1982 roku w nowojorskim Avatar Studios w trakcie jednej z pierwszych sesji nagraniowych Born in the U.S.A. Podobnie jak kilka innych utworów z albumu, akustyczna wersja "Downbound Train" pierwotnie miała być wydana na wcześniejszej płycie Springsteena, Nebraska. Mimo że utwór nie został wydany jako singel, był emitowany na antenach stacji radiowych grających AOR, a także dość regularnie wykonywany podczas koncertów w ramach Born in the U.S.A. Tour. (pl)
  • "Downbound Train" is a song that appears on the 1984 Bruce Springsteen album Born in the U.S.A. The song is a lament to a lost spouse, and takes on a melancholy tone. Author Christopher Sandford described the song as beginning "like a Keith Richards' riff" that ultimately moves to "one of those great country busted-heart lines, 'Now I work down at the car wash/where all it ever does is rain.'" The song was recorded in March or April 1982 at the Power Station in one of the first sessions for the Born in the U.S.A. album. Like several other Born in the U.S.A. songs, including "Working on the Highway" and the title track, a solo acoustic version of "Downbound Train" was originally recorded on the demo that eventually became the Nebraska album. Though it was not one of the seven singles released from the album, the song nevertheless gained some album-oriented rock radio airplay and was featured fairly regularly on the Born in the U.S.A. Tour. It has been performed sporadically in tours since. Overall, the song has been played in concert about 130 times through 2008. Author Robert Kirkpatrick contended that "Downbound Train" "might be the best song on the album", and Debby Bull called it "the saddest song [Springsteen]'s ever written." But Springsteen biographer Dave Marsh, writing in Glory Days, did not agree, calling "Downbound Train" "the weakest song [Springsteen]'s released since the second album, ... incredibly sloppy ... The protagonist's three jobs in five verses are only symptomatic of its problems." Other observers analysed it in retrospect as a harbinger, with naturalistic imagery lacing the song throughout in an approach that Springsteen would return to heavily in his Dylan-"Series of Dreams"-influenced early 1990s. (en)
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  • "Downbound Train" is a song that appears on the 1984 Bruce Springsteen album Born in the U.S.A. The song is a lament to a lost spouse, and takes on a melancholy tone. Author Christopher Sandford described the song as beginning "like a Keith Richards' riff" that ultimately moves to "one of those great country busted-heart lines, 'Now I work down at the car wash/where all it ever does is rain.'" (en)
  • "Downbound Train" - piosenka Bruce’a Springsteena, pochodząca z jego wydanego w 1984 roku albumu Born in the U.S.A.. W przeciwieństwie do większości utworów na płycie ten ma ton melancholijny, mówi o utracie stałej pracy i ukochanej dziewczyny. Piosenka została zarejestrowana w 1982 roku w nowojorskim Avatar Studios w trakcie jednej z pierwszych sesji nagraniowych Born in the U.S.A. Podobnie jak kilka innych utworów z albumu, akustyczna wersja "Downbound Train" pierwotnie miała być wydana na wcześniejszej płycie Springsteena, Nebraska. (pl)
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