"Ballet For A Rainy Day" as written by and Andy Partridge....
Orange and lemon
Raincoats roll and tumble
Together, just liked fruit tipped from a tray
Pineapple wet heads
Watch new hairdos crumble
As scenery sunlight shifts away

Ballet for a rainy day
Silent film of melting miracle play

Apples and cherries
Are varnished in water
Despite, striped awnings bright dismay
I push my paintbrush
To conjure a new world
While this one is slowly washed away

Ballet for a rainy day
Silent film of melting miracle play
Dancing out there through my window
To the backdrop of a slow descending grey

When it rains it rains
All the colors in my paintbox
When it rains it rains
Tickets for the front row seats
Up on the rooftops

Orange and lemon
Raincoats roll and tumble
Together, dropped in diamond disarray

Ballet for a rainy day
Silent film of melting miracle play
Dancing out there through my window
Behind the curtain silver falling
Ballet for a rainy day
Silent film of melting miracle play
Dancing out there through my window
To the backdrop of a slow descending grey


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"Ballet for a Rainy Day" as written by Andy Partridge

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    General CommentAre you kidding me? This is simple evocative wordsmithing on the level of Frost or Pound. This is a brilliant song in every respect, and has one of the best instrumental transitions at it's end in the history of pop music.
    gravitonon September 11, 2010   Link
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    General Commentwhat imagery! it's simply Andy/narrator watching it rain outside, but it's so much more.

    let the old world/hairdo melt in favor of the magical display of a miracle play! (which reminds me: excellent syllabic play in the lines, and the "_ay" rhymes throughout are always fun/impressive, and nothing at all is forced.)
    eleventyon May 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love the lyrics. Hate the song. :P
    TheCranberriesLoveron May 01, 2010   Link

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