The scene was a small roadside cafe,
The waitress was sweeping the floor.
Two truck drivers drinking their coffee.
And two Okie kids by the door.
"How much are them candies?" they asked her.
"How much have you got?" she replied.
"We've only a penny between us."
"Them's two for a penny," she lied.

And the daylight grew heavy with thunder,
With the smell of the rain on the wind.
Ain't it just like a human.
Here comes that rainbow again.

One truck driver called to the waitress,
After the kids went outside.
"Them candies ain't two for a penny."
"So what's it to you?" she replied.
In silence they finished their coffee,
And got up and nodded goodbye.
She called: "Hey, you left too much money!"
"So what's it to you?" they replied.

And the daylight was heavy with thunder,
With the smell of the rain on the wind.
Ain't it just like a human.
Here comes that rainbow again.


Lyrics submitted by Ocean Soul

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    General CommentOne of my favorite songs of all time.
    It seems to convey the goodness in everybody–in humanity. On Some Elvis Costello special, he played this song and then said that he had written it based on a part from The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck.
    The lack of comments on all of Kristofferson's songs is unfortunate. Really one of the greatest song-writers alive today.
    RomanHolidayon April 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the previous poster: a lovely song which says a lot in a simple story. Small acts of kindness go a long way. These are like a rainbow in this world we live in.
    NWNmoonon December 26, 2015   Link

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