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Dry the rain

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© Fouad Elkoury

Ooooo-oo-oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo-oo
All I can say is that my life is pretty plain
I like watching the puddles gather rain

And all I can do is just pour some tea for two
And speak my point of view
But it’s not sane, it’s not sane




I just want someone to say to me no, oh, oh, oh
I’ll always be there when you wake, yea-ah
You know I’d like to keep my cheeks dry today
So stay with me and I’ll have it made

And I don’t understand why I sleep all day
And I start to complain that there’s no rain
And all I can do is read a book to stay awake
And it rips my life away, but it’s a great escape
Escape……escape……escape……

All I can say is that my life is pretty plain
You don’t like my point of view
You think that I’m insane
It’s not sane, It’s not sane

I just want someone to say to me no, oh, oh, oh
I’ll always be there when you wake, yea-ah
You know I’d like to keep my cheeks dry today
So stay with me and I’ll have it made

And I’ll have it made
And I’ll have it made, oh
Lord no no
You know I’m really gonna, really gonna have it made
You know I’ll have it made
Ahhh, ahhh, ahhh, ahhh


Blind Melon were pretty much a on-hit wonder band. I also like another track: Change but their career ended with their lead singer’s death.
Download this track here and check out this really amazing Stripped away version

And if you ever wondered whatever happened to the bee girl from the video check this link



This is the definition of my life
Lying in bed in the sunrise
Choking on a vitamin tablet the doctor gave
In the hope of saving me
In the hope of saving me

Mott’s in the corner of the room
Junkyard fool with eyes of [glue/gloom/blue]
I asked him time again,

Take me in and dry the rain
Take me in and dry the rain
Take me in and dry the rain,
Take me in and dry the rain,
The rain, the rain, the rain, the rain, my rain now

Dusty brown boots in the corner by the ironing board
Spray-on dust is the greatest thing
Sure is the greatest thing
Since the [light/lie], since the [light/lie]

Mott’s in the corner of the room
Junkyard fool with eyes of [glue/gloom/blue]
I asked him time again

Take me in and dry the rain
Take me in and dry the rain
Take me in and dry the rain
Take me in and dry the rain
The rain, the rain, the rain, the rain, my rain now

I asked him time again,
Take me in and dry the rain
Take me in and dry the rain
Take me in and dry the rain
Take me in and dry the rain
The rain, the rain, the rain, the rain, my rain now

If there’s something inside that you wanna say
Say it alright it’ll be okay
I will be your light, I will be your light
I will be your light, I will be your light

If there’s something inside that you wanna say
You can say it alright it’ll be okay
I will be your light, I will be your light
I will be your light, I will be your light

I need love
I need love



I discovered this track in the movie High Fidelity. The Beta Band have produced a number of tracks since but this stays my favorite. I used to work at a record store and to me this scene is just epic… followed closely by Jack Black’s rant on Stevie Wonder.



And here is the track that started the whole Rain trilogy (I’m thinking of having a small addendum, BTW…)



Rain, rain go away
Come back some other day
Rain, rain go away
Come back some other day

Well it’s been raining in my life
Everyday and night
I’m so confused with the blues
I couldn’t even eat a bite
But I met me a new little friend
Maybe my luck will change…


Bob Azzam is actually Lebanese (Wadih Georges Azzam!). He gave us timeless songs like Fais moi du Couscous Chérie and Mustapha. The last one was about a waiter called Mustapha Chehadeh that worked at Ajami restaurant in downtown Beirut in the 50s. Seems this guy was a legend. He used to give you the bill: Hommos 3 liras, Fattoush 4 liras, “In marrat” 10 liras… And if you asked what that item was, he’d say “Ma marret…” (“If it slips by” / “it didn’t slip by” for the non-Arabic speakers among you…)

And since we’ve been promised a lot of sunshine for the next week, I’m going to give you a CCR rain double bill



Long as I remember The rain been coming down.
Clouds of myst’ry pouring Confusion on the ground.
Good men through the ages, Trying to find the sun;
And I wonder, Still I wonder, Who’ll stop the rain.

I went down Virginia, Seeking shelter from the storm.
Caught up in the fable, I watched the tower grow.
Five year plans and new deals, Wrapped in golden chains.
And I wonder, Still I wonder Who’ll stop the rain.

Heard the singers playing, How we cheered for more.
The crowd had rushed together, Trying to keep warm.
Still the rain kept pouring, Falling on my ears.
And I wonder, Still I wonder Who’ll stop the rain.


And more importantly



Someone told me long ago
There’s a calm before the storm
I know it’s been coming for some time

When it’s over so they say
It’ll rain on a sunny day
I know shinning down like water

I want to know
Have you ever seen the rain
I want to know
Have you ever seen the rain
Coming down on a sunny day

Yesterday and days before
Sun is cold and rain is hard
I know, been that way for all my time

‘Til forever, on it goes
Through the circle of fast and slow
I know it can’t stop, I wonder

I want to know
Have you ever seen the rain
I want to know
Have you ever seen the rain
Coming down on a sunny day

I want to know
Have you ever seen the rain
I want to know
Have you ever seen the rain
Coming down on a sunny day


I think we’re going to stop the rain for a few posts / Expect another one whenever it starts pouring again



Just yesterday you slipped
away from me
without so much
as one word of good-bye
You packed the sunshine
in your big old suitcase
Now only the rain fills the sky

You were mine
but suddenly it’s changed
Wish that I… could find a way
to stop the rain

I thought that everything
was going fine
But I was blind
blind as a man could be
I took for granted
what you tried hard to give
And now the rain
is all I can see

You were mine -
but that was yesterday
Wish that I… could find a way
to stop the rain

Now tell me please
do you understand
what this feeling
is all about
‘Cos when you left me
you took my heart -
squeezed the sunshine out

But in time
this heart of mine will heal
the Sun will shine
and I can find a way to stop the rain

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February 2, 2012 at 02:48

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