Left on my own, don't know where I should begin to look
It's involuntary instinct controls my every footstep
Westward through haze, the voice of shadows whispers in my ears
Alaskan forests to the sea

Keeping all faith alive I fall into the rain
Let me go, let me go
Oh, my soul drenched in the rain - the rain

I light two candles in the window of my mind
The wind that threatens I've no words left to describe
Resisting the fates
when mercy comes to shelter me
Over and over I am witness to the signs
Evil's more focused as we near the end of times
Praying so hard
that your shelter comes to cover me

What kind of world is this that it should come down to this, oh?
Each day the pressure building in Biblical proportion
I've seen extremes from love to war
They both are walking here and echoing prophetic song

Plagues and famine and hate all fall into the rain
Let it go, let it go
The whole world floods in rain - the rain

We lose horizons they just vanish as we run
Chess moves in silence, glacial patience under gun
The marching of time
when mercy comes to shelter me
Fragments of truth are out there blowing in the wind
I cry for loved ones and removal of the sting
I just can't let go
Your shelter comes to cover me

In desperation we make moves and never know
Their antidote is poison and my blood runs cold
Stoking the flames
when mercy comes to shelter me
You want the truth, but do you want insanity?
Peering 'round corners, paranoid calamity
Hold on to what's real
Your shelter comes to cover me
Finally in death, do you become as once in life?
Evil for evil, do you pay the highest price?
Just let it burn
when mercy comes to shelter me
My flesh and blood it's all that's left my heritage
From life to death to dust, so through the woods I search
Complete disconnect
Your shelter comes to rain on me


Lyrics submitted by Idan, edited by Octavarium64

Rain song meanings
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    General Commentdude, this song is a perfect ending for the Room V album. one of my favorites from the album. i'm not going to say what I think that it is about, because the lyrics are pretty self explanatory. If you can find some hidden meaning in them by all means post them, but the album tells a story it shouldn't be all that hard to figure out. but yeah, this song kicks ass.
    ElliottSmithon September 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentabsolutely agree.... easily the best ending of a concept album ever... one of the best songs ever created... will miss Mike's voice!
    godesteemon May 02, 2009   Link

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