A hard rainís gonna fall    (video)

 

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1. Oh, where have you been, my blue eyed son,

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††† where have you been, my darling young one ?

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††† Iíve stumbled on the side of twelve misty mountains,

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††† walked and Iíve crawled on six crooked highways,

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††† stepped in the middle of seven sad forests,

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††† been out in front of a dozen dead oceans,

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††† Iíve been††††††† ten thousand miles in the mouth of a graveyard.

 

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Itís a hard, and itís a hard, and itís a hard, and itís a hard,

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and itís a††††††† hard rainís gonna fa.....ll.

 

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2. And what did you see, my blue eyed son,

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††† what did you see, my darling young one ?

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††† I saw a†††††† new born baby with wild wolves around it,

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††† I saw a††††† highway of diamonds with nobody on it,

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††† I saw a black branch with blood that kept drippiní,

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††† I saw a††††††† room full of men with their hammers a-bleeding,

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††† a white ladder all covered with water,

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††† I saw†††††† ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken,

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††† I saw†††††††† guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children.

 

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And itís a hard, and itís a hard, and itís a hard, hard, hard, hard,

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and itís a††††††† hard rainís gonna fa.....ll.

 

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3. And what did you hear, my blue eyed son,

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††† what did you hear, my darling young one ?

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††† I heard the††††††† sound of a thunder that roared out a warning,

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††† heard the†††††† roar of the wave that could drown the whole world,

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††† heard a†††† ††one hundred drummers whose hands were a-blaziní,

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††† heard†††††† ten thousand whisperiní and nobody listening,

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††† heard†††††one person starve, heard many people laughing,

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††† heard the†††††† song of a poet who died in the gutter,

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††† heard the†††††† sound of a clown who cried in the alley.

 

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And itís a hard, and itís a hard, and itís a hard, hard, hard,

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and itís a††††† ††hard rainís gonna fa.....ll.

 

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4. Oh, who did you meet, my blue eyed son,

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††† who did you meet, my darling young one ?

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††† I met a,†††††† a young child beside a dead pony,

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††† I met one man who walked a black dog,

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††† I met young girls whose bodies were burning,

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†† a young girl, she gave me a rainbow,

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††† I met one man who was wounded in love,

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††† another man who was wounded with hatred.

 

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And itís a hard, and itís a hard, and itís a††††††† hard, hard,

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and itís a††††††† hard rainís gonna fa.....ll.

 

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5. Oh, whatíll you do now, my blue eyed son,

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††† whatíll you do now, my darling young one ?

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††† Iím going back out Ďfore the rain starts a-falling,

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††† walk through the depths of the deepest black forest,

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††† where the †††††††people are many and the hands are all empty,

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††† where the ††††††pellets of poison are flooding their waters,

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††† where the†††††† home in the valley meets the damp dirty prison,

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††† where the executioners face is always well hidden,

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††† where ††††††hunger is ugly, where souls are forgotten,

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††† where †††††††black is the colour, where none is the number,

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††† and Iíll tell it and think it and speak it and breathe it,

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††† and reflect it from the mountains so all souls can see it,

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††† then Iíll ††††††stand in the ocean until I start sinking,

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††† but Iíll know my song well before I start singing.

 

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And itís a hard, and itís a hard, and itís a ha-ha-ha-ha-hard,

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and itís a††††††† hard rainís gonna fa.....ll.

 

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And itís a hard, and itís a hard, and itís a†††††† ha-ha-hard,

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and itís a††††††† hard rainís - - - gonna fall.

 

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And itís a hard, and itís a hard, and itís so hard, so so hard,

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and itís a††††††† hard rainís - - - gonna fall.

 

 

(orig. = capo 1st)††† (Bryan Ferry / Roxy Music)