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“Dullness is as much produced within doors as without, by rain.” – Jane Austen {Sense and Sensibility}

This is my last rain-related post of the season; I don’t care if I get April showers soon or Waters of March…
Maybe I should’ve started with a Bob Dylan quote?
He’s got a lot of rain-related material:
A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall
– “Everybody is making love. Or else expecting rain.” – Desolation Row
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 that’s got nothing to do with the subject
– The live album Hard Rain that was recorded in very rainy conditions
– On Blood On The Tracks, one of his best albums, he’s got two: Shelter from the Storm and of course Buckets of rain.
Weird thing is you can’t find the original on Youtube or on the internet. You’ll just have to settle for the Beth Orton version
Thanks Bob. Merci Buckets!

Buckets of rain
Buckets of tears
Got all them buckets coming out of my ears
Buckets of moonbeams in my hand
You got all the love honey baby
I can stand.

I been meek
And hard like and oak
I seen pretty people disappear like smoke
Friends will arrive friends will disappear
If you want me honey baby
I’ll be there.

I like your smile
And your fingertips
I like the way that you move your hips
I like the cool way you look at me
Everything about you is bringing me

Little red wagon
Little red bike
I ain’t no monkey but I know what I like
I like the way you love me strong and slow
I’m taking you with me honey baby
When I go.

Life is sad
Life is a bust
All ya can do is do what you must
You do what you must do and ya do it well
I’ll do it for you honey baby
Can’t you tell ?

“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.” – Bob Dylan
And as usual, even when all of us are longing from sunshine some people ask for rain…

Rainmaker, rainmaker
The sky is gray just by the touch of your hand
Rainmaker, rainmaker
Make me some rain, make all my crops grow tall

Rainmaker, rainmaker
The sky is gray, the ground is so hard
It’s been cracked by the sun
Rainmaker, you know my work’s never done

And then you have The Beatles take on the subject… People are never happy: slipping in the shade when the sun comes out and hiding their heads when the rain comes

If the rain comes they run and hide their heads.
They might as well be dead.
If the rain comes, if the rain comes.
When the sun shines they slip into the shade
(When the sun shines down.)
And sip their lemonade.
(When the sun shines down.)
When the sun shines, when the sun shines.
Rain, I don’t mind.
Shine, the world looks fine.
I can show you that when it starts to rain,
(When the Rain comes down.)
Everything’s the same.
(When the Rain comes down.)
I can show you, I can show you.
Rain, I don’t mind.
Shine, the world looks fine.
Can you hear me, that when it rains and shines,
(When it Rains and shines.)
It’s just a state of mind?
(When it rains and shines.)
Can you hear me, can you hear me?
If the rain comes they run and hide their heads.
sdaeh rieht edih dna nur yeht semoc niar eht fI.

Just remembered another Rain-related lyric by the Beatles from I Am The Walrus

Sitting in an English garden waiting for the sun.
If the sun don’t come, you get a tan
From standing in the English rain

And we will end this post with a long-awaited BJ Thomas favorite. This one’s for Ali. Thanks for bringing this video to my attention.
Proxima Estacion?

Raindrops keep falling on my head
And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed
Nothin’ seems to fit
Those raindrops are falling on my head, they keep falling

So I just did me some talkin’ to the sun
And I said I didn’t like the way he’ got things done
Sleepin’ on the job
Those raindrops are falling on my head, they keep falling

But there’s one thing I know
The blues he sends to meet me won’t defeat me
It won’t be long till happiness steps up to greet me

Raindrops keep falling on my head
But that doesn’t mean my eyes will soon be turnin’ red
Crying’s not for me
Cause I’m never gonna stop the rain by complainin’
Because I’m free
Nothing’s worrying me

Written by audiogrammes

March 16, 2012 at 14:27

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  1. Reblogged this on Espacio de MANON.


    March 17, 2012 at 02:56

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