Expecting Rain

from by Robert James

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Expecting Rain ~ My letters go unanswered .. found this one languishing in the vault, just sitting around doing nothing. Add a bit here, toss a bit there .. and .. voila`, Daddy’s little re-write. Oh, Daddy could have a lot of them if he wanted. But no. It really has to be about the build-on and build-up if it has any plans of being re-introduced. One of those songs between songs kind of thing. Where you’re finishing off a song and just beginning to build the next song on the docket. And you play that old riff. Hold on. What’s this? You see, I had just finished stacking a horn section on the last song. Horns in the head. To compliment the ones on my head .. and so I now hesitate to call it an old song. Completely stripped down and re-vamped. And a drastic groove change. Better flow. There's a lot going on and I'm always needing something a bit quick for the live shows. This one will do nicely. Loosely based on a friend dating a foreign lady. He ended up moving over there. Guess the letter did find it's way after all. I'll toast to that .. Rocky Horror anyone? Dare I say? lol .. xoRJ

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It's blazing hot, crazy sunny outside
The boys are into the grain
But I'm expecting rain -

Weatherman says the lord’s on his side
So he’s predicting more of the same
But I’m expecting rain -

Been a dog’s long life since I heard from the girl
Hoping nothing has changed
But my letters go unanswered
I’m expecting rain -

Postman bops by shaking his head
Says there’s nothing today
But I’m expecting rain

Said she’d write a letter in Mexico City
Then mail it when she got into Spain
But I’m expecting rain

Been a dog’s long life since I heard from the girl
Hoping nothing has changed
But my letters go unanswered
I’m expecting rain -
I’m expecting rain -

Hey hey - yeah

I remember that look through the steam on the glass
As you took to your seat on the train
I remember those words on the back of a photo
As you pressed it tight to the pane

Been a dog’s long life since I heard from the girl
Hoping nothing has changed
But my letters go unanswered
I’m expecting rain -
My letters go unanswered
My letters go unanswered

I’m expecting rain -

credits

from Leftovers, released March 15, 2019
RJ: Lead & Backing Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Astrid Ash: Bass Guitar
Rhett Black: Drums
Beaverdell Humes: Keyboards

Lyrics & Music (c) 2018 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media 2018
horacemedia@gmail.com

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Robert James Wetaskiwin, Alberta

Currently calling Wetaskiwin, Canada home, Robert has just released his 4th CD, "Satyr's Day Parade". Saturn's a bit of a taskmaster and the upcoming release "Kizza Me Now" is moving along at breakneck speed. The rough mixes are changing as he prepares the songs for a live setting. Although the upcoming release is a ten song affair, all the songs will get a make-over. Make-over .. mix-over. xoRJ ... more

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