Expecting Rain

from Sweet Tooth (Demos) 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 Sweet Tooth (Demos), released January 20, 2020
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

We didn't get to test drive "Friday Night" the way we wanted to. Mr./Ms. Universe stepped in. 2020's Covid Cutie. "Sweet Tooth" is currently home to at least six tracks that will appear on our upcoming seventh release entitled "Piece Of Your Ghost". I'm currently close to release of two new singles for our "Or In Cyprus" collection. Just one release to date. Lonely soul ... needs pals. xoRJ ... more

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