We'd watch the shapes the rain would make
Falling down the window of our bus
I said they reminded me of paper ponies blowing free
You said they reminded you of us

Your belly in my arms
Tomorrow we'll be through these rains and gone

Woke up with the driver crying Birmingham
Looked through the glass and found the morning sky
I said that cloud's shaped like a burning man
You didn't have the heart to tell me why

Your belly in my arms
Tomorrow we'll be through these clouds and gone

I put my hand inside your skirt
And asked if you thought that our babies life would turn out this way
You said you wasn't really sure
But really you was too good to say it

Your belly in my arms
Tomorrow we'll be through these rains and gone
Your belly in my arms
Tomorrow we'll be through these gates and gone


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    General CommentI'm pretty sure this song is about a man and his pregnant wife/girlfriend on a bus traveling somewhere. I always figured they were moving somewhere for the child - trying to start a new life.
    Mmm, I love the Felice Brothers.
    readingkerouacon April 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIm pretty sure thats right as well. Great song
    Majce31on August 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about a pregnant couple that have fallen on hard times. Maybe they're running cause he's in trouble, or that he lost his job or something.
    smknbddhaon August 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's about Simone Felice's girlfriend who had a miscarriage.
    Great song
    rthoroldon March 25, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis was written couple years before she suffered the miscarraige..... which I find chilling
    gocon June 03, 2010   Link
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    General Commenta pregnant couple heading for greener pastures although are really quite pesimistic.
    that's what I get out of the song.
    In the context of the album it makes me think that they may be on the run from the law though.
    DrQwerton July 13, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI suspect the Birmingham reference is about the abortion clinic bombings from the late 90's. I was in medical school at the time and remember it clearly. This song always gives me chills. Wish there was a chance for a reunion of Simone and James/Ian.
    meponderon July 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe song always strikes me as being a reference to Townes' "Snowin on Raton" which says: "Come mornin I'll be through them hills and gone".
    Fsgermon June 30, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThe song always strikes me as being a reference to Townes' "Snowin on Raton" which says: "Come mornin I'll be through them hills and gone".
    Fsgermon June 30, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThe way I read it was that he is planning to bring the kid up with her in Birmingham. She is planning an abortion.
    aurkwiton April 09, 2015   Link

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