I think of you, baby
And how I grew old with you then
And this summer
You'll call, maybe
And act as if we were old friends
You'd say, "How are you, baby?"
I'd say, "It's raining in Athens"

And to this day
I nurse the fever
That spoiled my poor heart
And I've mastered the art of dealing
Slipping away without falling apart

So when, this summer
You call, maybe
And ask how I've been
I can be honest and answer plainly:
"Since November, it's been raining"

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    General Commentthis songs is so depressing and sad... hauntingly beautiful though like many of Azure Ray's songs. Beautiful imagery.
    themrschasezon December 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis has got to be one of the most beautiful songs ever recorded....just the very first few bars quite literally send shivers down my spine, it's one of those songs that just washes over you and....god it's amazing. It's always reminded me of an old boyfriend, pretty much because it sums it up perfectly, even to the fact that we ended in a November and for the next year or so it was like it was constantly raining. Ahh what an amazing song.
    armageddon_brideon March 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song turns me into a wreck, every single time. I agree with armageddon, total shivers.
    inhale_exhaleon February 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is the prettiest azure ray song............i fucking hate it:(((((((
    charcoalsketchon June 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentone of my all time favorites..and that says alot.
    pure poetry, no explaining, just brilliant words
    breakdown2313on September 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhats the significance of Athens?
    reneeLLon February 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI believe Maria Taylor or someone in the band
    grew up near or in Athens, some maybe they just used the name. I don't really know the significance though.
    Chelseahotel.on July 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentathens, georgia
    referenced in many of azure ray's songs, as well as in "southern state" by conor oberst, who iirc had/has a relationship with maria taylor
    wei1on October 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentathens is where maria and orenda moved after they got a record contract. maria still lives there...
    XianSnakeon June 17, 2008   Link

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