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"When The Blues Come In From The Rain"

Autumn is my favorite time of year… 
a season of moods, 
from the lush riot of September’s colors 
to the melancholy of late October … 
Bare trees on iron skies. 

The first chill after summer has worn out its welcome... 
That’s when I start to feel the holidays coming on. 
Not that we do any big celebrating these days… 
But it’s the remembering of celebrations past, 
and those who were with us during good times. 
The empty places at our table. 

I write more songs during the remnants of the year… 
when emotions are nearer to the surface, 
the past is just over our shoulder, 
and old voices whisper in our ear. 

Here’s one of those songs. 

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“WHEN THE BLUES COME IN FROM THE RAIN.” 

When the river's runnin' gray, 
On a dark and cloudy day, 
And the winds that bring October 
Make the weeds and reeds and cattails sway... 
Thinking my life over, 
I see your face again 
When the Blues Come In From the Rain 

When the leaves are coming down 
On the sidewalks wet and brown 
And the cars all have their lights on 
As they make their way back home from town 
Time may fade your picture, 
But it sure don't dull the pain 
When the Blues Come In From the Rain 

Don't get me wrong, I'm not sayin' I'm to blame 
Just the same, I've got an empty feeling inside 
Sometimes I'd like to break right down and call your name 
But all that I've got left now is my pride 

When the Blues Come In From the Rain 
And your face appears, 
The tears are only raindrops on my window pane 
Still, if I could live life over, 
I'd go back the way we came 
When the Blues Come In From the Rain 

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You can listen to the song at this website: 
http://www.kokosuniverse.com/jm/wma/blues_rain.htm 

Copyright © August 7, 2005 by Jack Blanchard. All rights reserved. 
"When The Blues Come In From The Rain": Copyright © by Jack Blanchard Songs (BMI). 
Words and music by Jack Blanchard. All rights reserved.
Lyrics reprinted by kind permission of the author.

 

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