Same Rain
by Memphis Evans
inspired by "Last Rain" by Tanya Donelly

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To answer the question posed during the livestream, this song was first written on March 21, 2021. So yes, it is not even a year old. I tried to make the recording sound like Tunnel of Love era Bruce Springsteen.

To hear the genius song "Last Rain" from the indispensable EP Sleepwalk by Tanya Donelly, click here to listen to it at YouTube.

Dear Lord, I love that EP. You can get it used at amazon here. You can also stream it or buy the mp3s if you are a more modern person than I.

Lyrics:

Same rain that fell in '75 is the
same rain we got today up in the sky and the
Same rain that fell in '64 is the
rain we want to fall some more and the
The rain that fell on my parents and me is the
same rain fallin' on me and my three
Nineteen, Twenty, way past Twenty-One and the
Rain isn't even halfway done it's the

Same rain
Same rain
Same rain
Same rain

Same rain that fell in '75 is the
rain fallin' down right now outside and
once it's gone soaked into the ground it's gonna
take another million thousand trips around and the
names and the games and the people change but the
patterns are the same, though the words turn strange you can
tell your story right out loud but you're
screamin' in the center of a thundercloud it's the

Same rain
Same rain
Same rain
Same rain

Same rain that fell in '75 is the same
rain fallin' down into my eyes in the
year that we got right now right here is the
same that fell in a different year and the
rain goes up and the rain goes down and the
same rain just keeps runnin' around while we
drink it and we piss it and we make it beer and
We dam it and it used to be somebody's tears it's the

Same rain
Same rain
Same rain
Same rain

Tanya said if it was the last she was
gonna go catch it fallin' into a glass and
save it 'til the next century arrives and
never let it fall like in '75 but
I appreciate her efforts and all but you
can't stop the rain when it's dyin' to fall
Eighteen Nineteen Twenty Twenty-One
Will the rain give way to the rising sun? nah

Same rain
Same rain
Same rain
Same rain

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