Saturday, June 7, 2008

Song of the Week - Raining in Baltimore

I have 5,311 songs in my iTunes library. This is one of them.

I'm playing the songs on my iPod in alphabetical order (why not?). Recently I got up to rain songs.

Rain Dance - Guess Who
Rain King - Counting Crows
The Rain Song - Led Zeppelin
Raining Again - Moby
Raining in Baltimore - Counting Crows
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - Bob Dylan
Rainy Day, Dream Away - Jimi Hendrix
Rainy Night in Georgia - Ray Charles
Rainy Night in Tokyo - Michael Franks

Here's a live version of Raining in Baltimore from 1997.

This circus is falling down on its knees
The big top is crumbling down
Its raining in Baltimore fifty miles east
Where you should be, no ones around

I need a phone call
I need a raincoat
I need a big love
I need a phone call

These train conversations are passing me by
And I don't have nothing to say
You get what you pay for
But I just had no intention of living this way

I need a phone call
I need a plane ride
I need a sunburn
I need a raincoat

And I get no answers
And I don't get no change
Its raining in Baltimore, baby
But everything else is the same

Theres things I remember and things I forget
I miss you I guess that I should
Three thousand five hundred miles away
But what would you change if you could?

I need a phone call
Maybe I should buy a new car
I can always hear a freight train if I listen real hard
And I wish it was a small world
Because I'm lonely for the big towns
Id like to hear a little guitar
I think its time to put the top down

I need a phone call
I need a raincoat

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