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Alabama Rain

Favorite Line(s):
Drive in movies,
Friday nights
Drinkin’ beer and laughin’
Somehow things were always right
I just don’t know what happened
But now and then I find myself
Thinkin’ of the days
When we were walkin’ in
The Alabama Rain
Long before I ever saw “Forrest Gump“, I used to listen to this song and day dream about walking down a tree-lined / branch-covered path on a hot, humid afternoon holding my wife’s / girl friend’s hand; a sudden down-pour would drench us to the bone, but even after it stopped, the heat / humidity would still leave the walk home comfortable.  Wet, but comfortable.  I’ve never visited Alabama, but that’s how I’ve always thought of it.  Maybe, someday I’ll get a chance to find out…   LoL!  I suppose if anybody from Alabama reads this they’ll tell me I’m crazy and it’s not like my imagination at all.
On This Day In:
2019 Silly Pooh Bear
Dominoes Or Jenga?
2018 Very Few
2017 Or The Candidate Who…
2016 The Happiest People
2015 Jumping Into The Dark
2014 I Would Be Sillier
2013 It Keeps Happening Anyway
2012 Take Time
2011 A Mother’s Lesson
2010 3rd Pair – Shoe Review (DOA and Final)

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When I got out of the Army, a friend recommended a book to me about a CIA assassin who was also a zen master (yeah, I know, but just go with me for a second).  Anyway, the guy had a garden built in the middle of his house so when it rained he could sit on a cushion, close his eyes and listen to the rain drops hit the various leaves.  The image has always stuck with me…
While I was in Liverpool recently, I was sitting next to an open window (reading) and the memory came back to me, so I closed my eyes and I’ll be darned if I couldn’t hear the drops striking various things – the window, the roof, the trees, etc.
This in turn got me thinking about “rain” themed songs.  Most are usually about crying over a breakup, but some are not.  It turns out there are loads of songs which use this imagery.  Here are some of my favorites from across my life:
It Must Be Raindrops
Listen To The Rhythm Of The Falling Rain
I Wish It would Rain
Happiness and/or Memories:
Singing In The Rain
I Can See Clearly Now
Alabama Rain
Walking In The Rain (With The One I Love)
Shelter From The Storm
As always, read the words (first), then go listen to the songs/music.  If you agree they’re terrific or just bring back memories for you – drop me a comment.  Don’t forget to buy from your source or go visit someone playing live music.  That’s the best way to support the Arts!!

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