Summertime Rain

2009 March 30
by Ahd Child

Lyrically speaking, Summertime Rain is an odd song for me. Instead of trying to tell a story, when I wrote this, I was trying to tell a particular feeling. If you mix feelings of expectation, uncertainty, mortality, and happiness, you will have the feeling I was trying to capture. Musically, I was going for something that’s kind of funk and kind of calm at the same time. This is a song that is easy for me to see imagine as a video. Maybe someday . . .

Lyrics are after the break.

Summertime Rain
lyrics and music by Ahd Child

Chorus
I’m gonna wait
For that summertime rain
I’m gonna wait
To get washed away

Verse 1
Standing by the curb looking down at the dirt
I’m waiting for the rain to kiss the earth
Up in the sky, all I see is the sun
But the weatherman promised, so I know it’s gonna come

I been waiting all year, So what’s one more day
If the cutter of threads will let me stay
It’s been a whole year since I wet my throat
So the grim reaper might make me go

Chorus

Verse 2
My life hasn’t been long, but I’ve loved what I’ve had
So if I don’t see this water, you don’t be sad
Sometimes the drops fall and sometimes they wait
I’m in the hands of the clouds and at the mercy of fate

I been waiting all year so what’s one more day
If the cutter of threads will let me stay
It’s been a whole year since I wet my throat
So the grim reaper might make me go

Chorus

Bridge
I’ve seen a lot of rivers and I’ve seen a lot of lakes
But in the end it’s for these drops that I wait
Waiting for the rain

Chorus

Verse 3
My life hasn’t been long, but I’ve loved what I’ve had
So if I don’t see this water, you don’t be sad
Sometimes the drops fall and sometimes they wait
I’m in the hands of the clouds and at the mercy of fate

I been waiting all year so what’s one more day
If the cutter of threads will let me stay
It’s been a whole year since I wet my throat
So the grim reaper might make me go

Chorus

Bridge 2
I don’t want to be saved or to go back in time
I just want the water to fall on these eyes

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