Lyrics: The Beauty of the Rain

Welcome to the golden age of speed with grace,
Waiting for the angry gods to smite our race
I logged on to Africa in just one day, I opened a door and that’s okay

It’s not an end it’s just a start, not an end it’s just a start

And the world’s not falling apart, the world’s not falling apart because of me
And the world’s not falling apart, the world’s not falling apart because of me

I have seen the kids who make their scenes
And I have seen the riot girls who print their ‘zines
They write the word, they raise a thought
They say who they are, they try what they’re not
‘Cause life is such a changing art, life is such a changing art

And the world’s not falling apart, the world’s not falling apart because of me
And the world’s not falling apart, the world’s not falling apart because of me
Because of me
O woah woah ah
Woyahohh woyah yah

The closest thing to God that I have heard
Is when I knew I did not have the final word
you say the world has lost it’s love
I say embrace what it’s made of
I’ll snake a camera to your heart, I’ll snake a camera to your heart

And the world’s not falling apart, the world’s not falling apart because of me
And the world’s not falling apart, the world’s not falling apart because of me
Because of me
Woah woah woah ah yah
Woyah woah yeah woah yeah

How can I ask love to hold the mystery
When just look at me
It’s all push and pull collateral
I don’t want to be the one that gets the next surprise
I’ll plan it out this time
Though I used to think that things were meant to be

Farewell to the old me
Farewell to the old me
My life is working better now
But always changing anyhow

I danced a lot of nights until the grass was wet
It wasn’t over yet
‘Round ’bout 3 a.m. you made a friend
And I followed a lot of vital crazy thoughts because
It’s where the meaning was
And I tried to find it every other way

Farewell to the old me
Farewell to the old me
My life is working better now
But always changing anyhow

But I can turn on the charm
Show them nothing more
Than what I’ve done before
It’s nothing much new
But it’ll do
‘Cause I don’t wanna be the one who makes you laugh out loud
I wanna make you proud
And you always said you knew what I could be

So farewell to the old me
Farewell to the old me
My life is working better now
But always changing anyhow
Time and the old me
Farewell to the old me
Farewell

I asked the habitual party goer
just how high she thought she’d get
And I asked the ethereal girls if they were floating yet

And so I asked the light of the day,
what’s this rush for heaven
And I saw a bird fly away, and I could not ask again

The tabloid tainted actress knows the myth of higher ground
The thing she got from playing a nun
she got from sleeping around

And so I asked the light of the day,
what’s this rush for heaven
And I saw a bird fly away, and I could not ask again
He fell in the mud and he became enlightened
I wonder who’s laughing now

And I’ve been running uphill, panting, punching at the air
Fighting what’s been pushing me down like I can see it there

And so I asked the light of the day,
what’s this rush for heaven
And I saw a bird fly away and I could not ask again

And I saw all this climbing, climbing,
just as far from heaven
And I saw a bird fly away, and I started climbing again.

Who’s laughing now

He fell in the mud and he became enlightened,
I wonder who’s laughing now

And you know the light is fading all too soon
You’re just two umbrellas one late afternoon
You don’t know the next thing you will say
This is your favorite kind of day
It has no walls
The beauty of the rain
Is how it falls, how it falls, how it falls

And there’s nothing wrong but there is something more
And sometimes you wonder what you love her for
She says you’ve known her deepest fears
‘Cause she’s shown you a box of stained-glass tears
It can’t be all
The truth about the rain
Is how it falls, how it falls, how it falls

But when she gave you more to find
You let her think she’d lost her mind
And that’s all on you
Feeling helpless if she asked for help
Or scared you’d have to change yourself

And you can’t deny this room will keep you warm
You can look out of your window at the storm
But you watch the phone and hope it rings
You’ll take her any way she sings
Or how she calls
The beauty of the rain
Is how it falls, how it falls, how it falls
How it falls, how it falls, how it falls

Oh my fair North Star
I have held to you dearly
I had asked you to steer me
‘Til one cloud-scattered night

I got lost in my travels
I met Leo the lion
Met a king and met a giant
With their errant light

There’s the wind and the rain
And the mercy of the fallen
Who say they have no claim to know what’s right

There’s the weak and the strong
And the beds that have no answer
And that’s where I may rest my head tonight

I saw all the bright people
In imposing flocks they landed
And they got what they demanded
And they scratched at the ground

Then they flew
And the field grew as sweetly for the flightless
Who had longing yet despite this
They could hear every sound

There’s the wind and the rain
And the mercy of the fallen
Who say they have no claim to know what’s right

And if your sister or your brother
Were stumbling on their last mile
In a self-inflicted exile
You’d wish for them a humble friend

And I hope someday
That the best of Falstaff’s planners
Give me seven half-built manors
Where half dreams may dream without end

There’s the wind and the rain
And the mercy of the fallen
Who say hey it’s not my place to know what’s right

There’s the weak and the strong
And the many stars that guide us
We have some of them inside us

Time it was I had a dream
You’re the dream come true
If I had the world to give
I’d give it all to you

I’ll take you to the mountains
I will take you to the sea
I’ll show you how this life became
A miracle to me

You’ll fly away
But take my hand until that day
So when they ask how far love goes
When my job’s done
You’ll be the one who knows

All the things you treasure most
Will be the hardest won
I will watch you struggle long
Before the answers come

But I won’t make it harder

I’ll be there to cheer you on
I’ll shine the light that guides you down
The road you’re walking on

You’ll fly away
But take my hand until that day
So when they ask how far love goes
When my job’s done
You’ll be the one who knows

Before the mountains call to you
Before you leave this home
I want to teach your heart to trust
As I will teach my own

But sometimes I will ask the moon
Where it shined upon you last
And shake my head and laugh and say
It all went by so fast

You’ll fly away
But take my hand until that day
So when they ask how far love goes
When my job’s done
You’ll be the one who knows

You can leave this house, leave this town
Leave it all to me,
Or you’ll never leave the ground
Look at that tiny screen’s too small for you
I think you should learn to dream
Just like the dreamers do
What can you do with a day
What will you wake up and see
The farther you get,
The closer to me
Am I the habit you’re too tired to break?
I want you to love me
With every step you take
What can you do with a day?
What will you wake up and see
The farther you get,
The closer to me
Taj Mahal, Cameroon, back in time, to the moon,
Frozen lake, cypress trees, Florida’s missing keys
El Dorado, Spain or bust, Eiffel Tower, Paris just
Find your way in
You can leave this house, leave this town
All that’s left to chart is
Nothing less than you’re own heart
What can you do with a day, your day
What will you wake up and see
The farther you get the closer to me
Down the river, down the road, Little Rock, Tokyo,
Dusty trail, Flagstaff, in a faded photograph,
Thunderstorm, Golden Sands, Cape of Horn, Pakistan,
Surinam, Highway One, Chinatown, smoking gun
Golden Gate,
Baltic Sea, Painted Desert, Laramie,
Taj Mahal, Cameroon, back in time, to the moon
Frozen lake, cypress trees, Florida’s missing keys,
El Dorado, Spain or bust, Eiffel Tower, Paris just
Find your way in…


Let’s go fishing in the morning
Just like we’ve always gone
You can come inside and wake me up
We’ll pack and leave by dawn
We will pack and leave by dawn

And you’ll say I hear something
And I’ll say never you mind
It’s just our two poles knockin’ in the back seat
And your truck is running fine today
And everything is fine

And your truck will climb up slowly
And we’ll see how far we’ve gone
And the hills will stretch before us
They are rolling on and on
They are rolling on and on

And the fish will watch our boat
With envy and with fear
Because we will live forever
And our days are slow and dear
And our days are slow and dear

And we’ll go fishing in the morning
Even though we’ve never gone
With two fishing poles in the back seat
With the rolling on and on
With the rolling on and on


If you find me in a gloom, or catch me in a dream
Inside my lonely room, there is no in between
Whispering pines, rising of the tide
If only one star shines
That’s just enough to get inside
I will wait until it all goes ’round
With you in sight, the lost are found
Foghorn through the night, calling out to sea
Protect my only light, ’cause she once belonged to me
Let the waves rush in, let the seagulls cry
For if I live again, these hopes will never die
I can feel you standing there
But I don’t see you anywhere
Standing by the well, wishing for the rains
Reaching for the clouds, for nothing else remains
Drifting in a daze, when evening will be done
Try looking through a haze
At an empty house, in the cold, cold sun
I will wait until it all goes round
With you in sight, the lost are found


Button up that shirt your supposed to wear.
Don’t forget your airline ticket or to brush your hair,
Show that family that you care
Couldn’t you wear something that celebrates
Everything you love and maybe what your family hates
‘Coz that might be what it takes.
That’s your fire, that’s your soul
Shouldn’t have to go
That’s your fire, that’s your soul
You shouldn’t have to go
First thing they say is take off your shoes
And they say they want your story
But they get confused
By all those words you use.
A year ago your car went off a cliff
And you saw an angel in mid air
Who said you’d live
That’s a story you can give
That’s your fire, that’s your soul
Shouldn’t have to go
That’s your fire, that’s your soul
You shouldn’t have to go
And they say you’re family
You belong to us
You can stay at home
And have our love and trust
Any day now one of us could die,
If we make you suffer
Don’t you want to find out why
‘Cause we love to watch you try
With your fire, your soul, your soul
It’s your fire,
It’s your fire,
It’s your fire,
It’s your fire,
It’s your fire
And you’ll fly home and get the flu
And you’ll keep staring at the ground you always do
When they get their time with you
You are not a punching bag, my dear
I think your darkest days
Should have some light this year
I think you should stay right here
With your fire, with your soul
You shouldn’t have to go
It’s your fire, that’s your soul
You shouldn’t have to go
That’s your fire, that’s your soul
You shouldn’t have to go
That’s your fire, it’s your fire,
It’s your fire, It’s your fire

Stopped pretending. Happy ending.
Everything I ever wanted stands in front of me.
I have lost my dreams.
I have lost my dreams.
Now they say I told the truth.
Life beyond the burden of proof
Paper thin blue skies and windless fields.
I have lost my dreams.
I have lost my dreams.
Traffic crawling,
Life is moving,
Up through stately trees into their green leaves.
Find a new dream.
Find a new dream.
I have lost my dreams.
I have lost my dreams.