A shadow crossed the blue Miami sky
As we hit the causeway by the big hotel
We fought
Now I can't remember why
After all the words were said and tears were gone
We vowed we'd never say goodbye

When we kissed we could hear the sound of thunder
As we watched the regulars rush the big hotels
We kissed again as the showers swept the Florida shore
You opened your umbrella
But we walked between the raindrops back to your door

In my dreams I can hear the sound of thunder
I can see the causeway by the big hotels
That happy day we'll find each other on that Florida shore
You'll open your umbrella
And we'll walk between the raindrops back to your door...


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    My InterpretationI feel like the song is referring to the Cuban influx to Florida between the 50s-70s. "A shadow Crossed the Blue Miami Sky"--Possibly referring to the news of the coming immigrants. "The showers swept the Florida Shore"--The Immigrants arriving. The fact that the protagonist and his girlfriend fought could be their political ideology differences (One of them supports the migration, one doesn't.) "We watched the regulars rush the big hotels"-- Could mean the Floridians that are scared by the sudden swarm of new people. "The sound of thunder" could be the commotion caused by the event.
    savino76on August 28, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so incredibly sad, powered up by the insanely happy music in the background... In other words: Fagen in a nutshell.

    That happy day we'll find each other on that Florida shore... you'll open your umbrella, and we'll walk between the raindrops back to your door...

    Bellisimo
    mik91on April 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI get the sad vibe too, despite the delightfully swinging, bouncy music. There is a profound undercurrent of nostalgia running through this song's dialogue.

    "That happy day, we'll find each other on that Florida shore." Well, I sincerely hope so.

    Honestly, Fagen's solo lyrics have never plumbed the same depths as Steely Dan's. But his albums are every bit as musically complex. Just check out the very rapid jazz chord changes that happen thru the two-and-a-half-odd minutes of this absolutely brilliant piece. Larry Carlton is the hidden master of this record.

    There really isn't a bad moment on this entire album. Like someone said on another song, bury me with this CD. It surely won't gather dust. Certainly it's one of my top ten desert island discs.

    Ohhhhhhhhh MIAMI!
    Starqueston August 02, 2013   Link

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