Night Train To Munich

Album: Between The Wars (1995)
  • Meet me at the station underneath the clock
    Carry an umbrella, no need to talk
    The man in the homburg, hiding in the fog
    Will be watching

    Get yourself a ticket, go through the gate
    At seven forty-five precisely, don't be late
    If anybody follows don't hesitate
    Keep on walking

    And take the night train to Munich
    Rumbling down the track
    After half an hour in the restaurant car
    Look for the conductor
    And there will be a stain on his tunic
    A paper underneath his arm
    Then you'd better pray that he doesn't look away
    Or you'll never, never, never come back

    When you get the paper take a look inside
    On page twenty-seven there's a photo of a bride
    Underneath the story of a man who died
    In Morocco

    Memorize the article word for word
    The man in the homburg understands the code
    Make sure the conversation isn't overheard
    They're around you

    And take the night train to Munich
    Rumbling down the track
    After half an hour in the restaurant car
    Look for the conductor
    And there will be a stain on his tunic
    A paper underneath his arm
    Then you'd better pray that he doesn't look away
    Or you'll never, never, never come back

    I really wouldn't ask if there was anybody else
    But I now you've got the knack of taking care of yourself
    And they don't know your face so there won't be anyone
    Looking for you

    When you get to Munich we'll be waiting in the car
    Don't look around, just walk straight out
    If you don't show, I'm sorry for the pain
    I caused you

    Upon the night train to Munich
    Rumbling down the track
    After half an hour in the restaurant car
    Look for the conductor
    And there will be a stain on his tunic
    A paper underneath his arm
    Then you'd better pray that he doesn't look away
    Or you'll never, never, never come back Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Lee from Test Valley, UkThe musical arrangement for this track was inspired by the Romani jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and his 'Hot Jazz' style. Al wanted to know if he could write a song which used this style as a tribute to one of his major influences.
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