It Takes a Lot to Laugh, it Takes a Train to Cry Albums Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Bob Dylan
Original Band
Bob Dylan

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
This Is the BBC Robyn Hitchcock Hux Authorized 2006

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Cabaret Metro Chicago Illinois US April 09, 1988
Worst Case Scenario Cubby Bear's Chicago Illinois US March 05, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US May 30, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US June 20, 1998
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn at Sea Isle of Wight England UK August 16, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Isle of Wight Bus Tour Isle of Wight England UK August 10, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock BBC London England UK January 06, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock The Roadhouse Manchester England UK September 05, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock & the Soft Boys Largo Los Angeles California US April 11, 2001
Robyn Hitchcock Yarmouth Station Isle of Wight England UK August 26, 1995
Robyn Hitchcock Hattie's Hoot Austin Texas US March 20, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock TT the Bear's Cambridge Massachusetts US March 29, 2005
Joe Boyd w/ Robyn Hitchcock Largo at the Coronet Los Angeles California US September 23, 2010
Robyn Hitchcock Flying Saucer Club Melbourne Victoria Australia May 30, 2014
Robyn Hitchcock Spazio Aliferi Florence Italy November 23, 2013
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK May 19, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK May 28, 2021

Lyrics

Well, I ride on a mailtrain, baby,
Can't buy a thrill.
Well, I've been up all night, baby,
Leanin' on the window sill.
Well, if I die
On top of the hill
And if I don't make it,
You know my baby will.

Don't the moon look good, mama,
Shinin' through the trees?
Don't the brakeman look good, mama,
Flagging down the "Double E"?
Don't the sun look good
Goin' down over the sea?
Don't my gal look fine
When she's comin' after me?

Now the wintertime is coming,
The windows are filled with frost.
I went to tell everybody,
But I could not get across.
Well, I wanna be your lover, baby,
I don't wanna be your boss.
Don't say I never warned you
When your train gets lost.