The Rain

from by Dave Smallen

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My dad sold his car in 1972
Yeah he thought that he was headed to Vietnam
But the sores on his hands and his eyes got him the pardon
And he walked out clear, instead he met my mom
And I was brought up among the files
In sleepless seasons and murder trials
Yeah I learned to live a good life you gotta shoulder some pain
But it's raining tonight, yeah it's raining tonight,
And man I love to hear it rain

My friend and me stayed up and talked about his addiction
Thirty sober days and the pain in his legs wont stop
He said it feels so damn good to get my hands back on some ambition
I would've been famous now had I not burned those years right off
And I said,
Some rich men take their own lives
And some blind men take a beautiful wife
If you're working hard you know you got a right to complain
But it's raining tonight, my friend it's raining tonight
And man I love to hear it rain

I love to hear it rain
I love to hear the rain
I love to hear that old soft sound just washing away the day

I spent some time in Hollywood, I spent all my money
So I came back up to stay at my parent's house
You know I only ever struggle with the things that I don't know
I'm gonna spend my whole life trying to figure all that out
And I've always felt just a little strange
A little bit too old for my face
You know sometimes I get the feeling I'll be first to the grave
But it's raining tonight, yeah it's raining tonight
And man I love to hear it rain

credits

from Happiness, released December 13, 2011
Dave Smallen - Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Organ, Engineer, Producer
Leslie Stevens - Vocals
Evan Evans - Bass
Noah Clark - Drums & Percussion
Elliot Glass - Electric Guitar
Max Bernstein - Electric Guitar, Engineer
Robert Cheek - Engineer, Mixing
Hans Dekline - Mastering

Written by Dave Smallen

Recorded at The Hangar in Sacramento, Dave's house in Los Angeles, Max's place in Los Angeles

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