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  1. Let it Rain

From the recording The River

Let it Rain is song about getting yourself through a difficult time. The notion is, "just put the rest of the problem on me so I can get on with digging myself out of this hole"; that's what the chorus "let it rain, let it pour, waters rise, waters fall" refers to. The song was written in the early morning on Opalescent Lake in Algonquin Park after a storm, when the waters were calm like a mill pond and a warm mist was hovering in the still air. My daughter woke to me singing the newly written lyrics.

Lyrics

Let it Rain, Marc Audet

City lights, on West Avenue
Cloths were ragged, thin soled shoes
Working in a kitchen, to pay food and rent
The coldness of the city, made him question his sense

He met a lady on the north transit line
She saw him staring, with empty eyes
She asked where you going? Where you been?
But he had nothing, but a faint country grin

She saw, that look in him, She knew where she had been
She said, these words to him ... she said these words to him ... said these words to him
Let it rain ... let it pour ...
Waters rise ... waters fall ...

That was the turning point, on his highway of life
That act of kindness, might have saved his life
Still had no money, but now he had the sense
He could see the darkness, and it was up to him

But still, I heard him say, he remembered, what she said
He shouted, now and then ... shouted now and then ... he shouted now and then ...
Let it rain ... let it pour ...
Waters rise ... waters fall ...

Ten years riding, the north transit line
In a young girl riding, he saw those empty eyes
She didn’t have no money, didn’t have the sense
He knew what might happen, without words of content

He knew where he had been, he saw the pain she was in
He said, these word again ... he said these words again ... he said these words again
Let it rain ... let it pour ...
Waters rise ... waters fall ...

Let it rain ... let it pour ...
Waters rise ... waters fall ...
Let it rain ... let it pour ...
Waters rise ... waters fall ...
Let it rain ... let it pour ...
Waters rise ... waters fall ...