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SWEET RAIN

James Michael Taylor

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For a short clip of of a video of this:
https://vimeo.com/214337550/f68cc0c21b

This song made me a professional songwriter when George Sluizer, the director of THE VANISHING, put it in the movie by that name.

SWEET RAIN Key G

G Bass F# Em
It’s been a long dry spell
C Bass B Am
I haven’t done that well
Em D C
And when you reach a certain level
D
You just get by

I could draw you a map of hell.
Oh the stories I could tell
I watched a daughter of the devil
sit down and cry

C                       G

For rain, rain, rain, SWEET RAIN
Rain, rain, rain, SWEET RAIN
D
Rain to wash the salt away
C
Rain to melt a cloudy day
G
SWEET RAIN

The sun can ruin the land.
Turn your gardens into sand
Lap all the water from the river
until it runs dry

Oh, the ocean’s seen it all
It’s lived to see the forests crawl
Follow the clouds across the mountains
Now tell me why?

CHORUS

(C) 1995 Royal T Music - ASCAP

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Guest said

Really inspiring as always. Sweet rain indeed!

Guest said

Lovely to hear your voice for the first time. Poignant. <3

Guest said

One of your best, Jim. The melody is beautiful, and the lyrics evoke a melancholy feeling of comfort in me. I’m so glad for you that you got some recognition for it in its use in The Vanishing.

Guest said

beautiful song james !

Guest said

Another of my favorites.

Guest said

WOW!!!!! LOVED ALL OF THEM.IMPOSSIBE TO KEEP A DRY EYE! “THAT SAME CONVERSATION” REVISITED.

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lgh said

Wow….Way cool! LG

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stoman said

Honestly, James - I like this version MUCH more than the country-pop version with the female singer.She is a good singer, but that other version did not really touch me like this one does. Your voice (although too loud again ;) :P ) plays an important role in the originality and tenderness of your songs. To me it is the most important part. Regards, Steffen

Guest said

Beautiful soulful piece.

Guest said

Beautiful song! Soooo lovely!

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stoman said

Nice song, but I’m sure it would have been even better if you had sung it yourself.

Guest said

Cool tune.

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