ORDINARY RAIN

Writer: Melanie Safka
Publishers: Songs of Melanie (ASCAP)
From the album EVER SINCE YOU NEVER HEARD OF ME (2010)

People woke to another day
It had rained throughout the night
Ate breakfast went to church and
Did the things that people do
With no let up in sight

Just an ordinary rain
Ordinary rain
Who could have thought, such a drowning flood
In an ordinary rain

Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

When the rains came down in Nashville
And the Dam was compromised
Rivers rose and all hell broke loose
Hit the people by surprise

Just an ordinary rain
Ordinary rain
Who could have thought, such a drowning flood
In an ordinary rain

Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

To some it is a blessing,
But what I've come to know,
Is the same rain that drowns one world
Helps another to grow.

Ordinary Rain
Ordinary Rain
Ordinary Rain

 

Version as originally written

From the DVD LIVE AT THE MELTDOWN FESTIVAL 2007

 

People awoke to another day
It had rained throughout the night
Ate breakfast, went to work
And sent their kids to school
With no let up in sight

Just an ordinary rain
Ordinary Rain
Who would of thought such a drowning flood
In an ordinary rain
Ordinary rain

Sheís lonely and she canít remember when
She didnít feel alone
And in her natural state of darkness
With people or at home

He comes home in the evening
Return note that tells it all
She said ďI couldnít stand another day
Of this rain thatís got to fallĒ

Just an ordinary rain
Ordinary Rain
Who would of thought such a drowning flood
In an ordinary rain
Ordinary rain

To some it is a blessing
But what Iíve come to know
Is the same rain that drowns one world
Helps another to grow

Ordinary Rain