Peter Gabriel: Red Rain

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Peter Gabriel: Red Rain

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Aug,2015

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This song is leading me to new places on Lightning: The Book of Luke and Gina and also the short story Captive: The Story of Reuben in the Hole. Peter Gabriel has such an amazing voice anyway.  Listen and read the lyrics below.  Can you guess where the story is going?

 

Lyrics:

“Red Rain”

red rain is coming down
red rain
red rain is pouring down
pouring down all over me

I am standing up at the water’s edge in my dream
I cannot make a single sound as you scream
it can’t be that cold, the ground is still warm to touch
this place is so quiet, sensing that storm

red rain is coming down
red rain
red rain is pouring down
pouring down all over me

well I’ve seen them buried in a sheltered place in this town
they tell you that this rain can sting, and look down
there is no blood around see no sign of pain
hay ay ay no pain
seeing no red at all, see no rain

red rain is coming down
red rain
red rain is pouring down
pouring down all over me

red rain
putting the pressure on much harder now
to return again and again
just let the red rain splash you
let the rain fall on your skin
I come to you defenses down
with the trust of a child

red rain is coming down
red rain
red rain is pouring down
pouring down all over me
and I can’t watch any more
no more denial
it’s so hard to lay down in all of this
red rain is coming down
red rain is pouring down
red rain is coming down all over me
I see it
red rain is coming down
red rain is pouring down
red rain is coming down all over me
I’m bathing in it
red rain coming down
red rain is coming down
red rain is coming down all over me
I’m begging you
red rain coming down
red rain coming down
red rain coming down
red rain coming down
over me in the red red sea
over me
over me
red rain

Writer(s): Peter Gabriel
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