"Harlem Rain" as written by Richie Supa and Richard S Sambora....
The old man down on the corner
Is drowning in his pain
I can see the sorrow in his eyes
His tears, they leave a stain
The streets have left him broken
He's in the final phase
It's been a long hard road
From his glory days
There's a tattoo of his sweetheart
Fading on his arm
He talks of painful tragedy
How he lost his lucky charm
His memory is clouded
From the thunder in his vein
He's vanishing, vanishing gone
In the Harlem rain

Harlem rain coming down
Another shattered soul
In the lost and found
One more night
On the street of pain
Getting washed away by the Harlem rain

On desperation avenue
The devil takes his tall
Where the pushers and the poverty
Slowly claim your soul
When you reached the realization
That you just can't break the chain, no
You're vanishing, vanishing gone
In the Harlem rain

Harlem rain coming down
Another shattered soul
In the lost and found
One more night
On the street of pain
Getting washed away by the Harlem rain
( Harlem rain )

In your search for tender mercy
No one seemed to care
The faith that used to be your crutch
Is now your cross to bear

You lost yourself so long ago
You don't know who to blame
You're vanishing, vanishing gone
Vanishing, vanishing gone
Vanishing, vanishing gone
In the Harlem rain


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Harlem Rain" as written by Richie Supa Richard S Sambora

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    General CommentThis is one of the greatest rock ballads ever.. I had to write something when I noticed nobody else had. It's about loosing faith and trust in the world, and it's penned down like a true poem.
    Samborafpon March 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with you, Samborafp. This is an amazing song. Richie Sambora is amazing! It's so beautiful.
    It's one of my favorites.
    Roses and Revolverson March 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRichie's voice is absolutely beautiful in this song. It's just perfect.

    I agree with you as well Samborafp.
    live4musicon March 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentQuite possibly the most beautiful song in the world. No one could've done it better, and the guitar intro is achingly gorgeous.
    torrance21on April 02, 2006   Link

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