Let it Rain...

I have had this song in my head for days, thinking about Texas. I know it's more about wanting the weather to match your mood, but I still think it applies...

Let It Rain
Patricia Barber

lord, let it rain
i can't stand the lie of a blue sky
one more day
can't you make the pitter, patter
sweet teardrop splatter
against my windowpane
c'mon, bring down the sky
let those clouds and me have a good cry
let it rain
lord let it rain
take away the glare of the empty
shape of the day
can't you make that liquid fly, bubbles rise,
heatwave die,
the water slip and slide me away
your sun makes me feel like a fool
god your weather just don't match my
let it rain
let the thunder crack, let the lightning snap the tension of a
long, dry afternoon
wash away the time,
cover me in shadow, then forgive me for
lying in bed
listening to the rain fall on my roof

lord let it rain
i can't stand the sound of the silent sun on
my face
can't you make those downtown hopping,
grocery shopping
perky, plodding, cheerful folks
go away
c'mon bring on the flood
let my soul have its day in the mud
let it rain
c'mon bring down the sky
and let those clouds and me have
a good cry,
let it rain


  1. Almost, I didn't stop to listen to this because I was thinking it was that dumb let it rain, let it rain, let it rain song. Anything but. Patricia Barber is great! I've never her or the song before and it was a nice break to simply kick back and listen to that slow jazz. I will have to go learn more about her now. Thanks!

  2. nice...what a great song...had never heard it before and it really was a joy to listen to...and love the message within....love listening to the rain too...smiles.

  3. Wonderful song. We need it! In downtown Houston this morning we could smell and see smoke from fires burning an hour away. So many live affected by this.

  4. Chilly and GRAY! Glad the rain has stopped for today!!!!!

  5. I am sorry to say I had never heard of Patricia Barber either but what a talent! Thanks for introducing us, Dana.

  6. coming here from Cat's blog. Very nice.

  7. Where have I been that I did not know Patricia Barber? What a voice! What a song! iTunes, here I come.

  8. I'm beginning to think it's a myth.

  9. Great song! I don't think I've ever heard Patricia Barber before. Like!

  10. Great song - we have plenty of rain in Ireland, its what makes us so green!

  11. Nice introduction for me at least to Patricia Barber! Wow!

  12. I've been thinking of Texas, too. I have one reader on my blog who lives in Texas and has written about it on her blog - shoreacres. It's just unbelievable what they're going through.
    So much strange weather everywhere.


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