"City Rain, City Streets" as written by Jayceon Taylor, Charles Scruggs, Steven Howse, Anthony Henderson, Will Adams and Bobbie Womack....
Oh, the city rain
In floods the city streets
And in my city bed
Out of my fucking head
Is it snowing in space?
God, I wish I could talk to you
Is it snowing in space?

And all the city snow
Freezes the Chelsea hotel
It stones the Chelsea girls
It stones the Chelsea boys
Is it snowing in space?
God, I wish I could talk to you
Is it snowing in space?

How does your body feel today?
I forgot to ask
Genius in a hospital bed with brier patch hair
It just isn't fair
Taking bullets for a team of bad poets
How is it up there?
Taking bullets for the team
I really miss you
I fucked you over a million times
I fucked you over a million times
I fucked you over a million times and you died
You died
You died
You really died

I am going to push them away
Falling through the leaves of the winter trees
Drowning slowly, lonely my city rain


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"City Rain, City Streets" as written by Ryan Adams

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    General CommentThis is a song that makes me think of taking long walks in the rain, which I love. Ah.... That cosy feeling.
    Meyanon September 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAnother song about Carrie Hamilton, his one time girlfriend who died of cancer.

    "Is it snowing in space?" - hows the weather in heaven...
    RyDogg66on April 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThat part when he says "I f**ked you over a million times and you died" is maybe a little too harsh. Otherwise, a great song.
    Diego8978on February 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah, i think its pretty obvious its about Carrie, but I also think the most powerful line of the song is the

    "I fucked you over a million times and you died."

    Just the way he sings it and the words he uses, yes they may be harsh, but it really shows the regret that he feels about how he treated her. This is one ofthe saddest songs I think he sings. So beautiful how its wrapped up in an up-beat melody. Beautiful.
    ShotGunGirlon February 05, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"is it snowing in space?" is a line from the movie groundhog day.
    angelsflyon March 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThere's alot of snow falling on the Chelsea Hotel on Love Is Hell...a metaphor for coke, is duh pretty obvious, I know. I LOVE that line, "Taking bullets for a team of bad poets"...gets me everytime.
    Beekarryon July 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMygod, everytime i hear the phrase "I fucked you over a million times", it really gets to me.
    Sounds to me like he can't believe she's gone. Just the part where he sais "I fucked you over a million times, and you died, you really died". Like one moment they're having sex (being a normal couple with no worries), everything's gonna be okay, and the next, she's dead. And he really didn't expect that to happen, like he always thought she was gonna get well...
    turtleneckon November 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis songs so pretty
    sux4uuon December 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI've always had a hard time figuring out whether he's talking about how he treated her ("I f*cked you over") or talking about how many times the two of them were intimate ("...over a million times"). Pretty certain it's the first scenario.
    StoveCapitalon August 27, 2010   Link

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