I saw them standing in the rain
Out on 7th Avenue
He held her tight, like she might fall
If he let go

He helped her in, he shut the door
Our eyes met in the mirror
To Englewood, just take it slow
Was all he said

Into the stream, we pulled away
I know it well, this old ballet
Finding the flow, minding the sway
Catching green lights all the way

Up Amsterdam, the meter dark,
I turned off the radio
She said, Thanks,
I could not bear another word.

Out the bridge, the traffic slowed
In the brakelights and the wash
Of all those truckers heading south
On 95

Into the stream, we pulled away
I know it well, this old ballet
Finding the flow, minding the sway
Catching green lights all the way
I brought them home, I brought them home
I brought them home in that cruel, cruel rain

And now its spring, and wheres the rain?
All the wells are running dry
And the reservoir has reached
An all-time low

And if this red light ever turns
If I can make it through the park
Ill head uptown
For the last fare of the day

And turn it does, I pull away
I know it well, this old ballet
Finding the flow, minding the sway
Catching green lights all the way

And there they are, outside St. Lukes
With their flowers and balloons
All amazement at the baby
In her arms

As Amsterdam makes us a place
I ask about her name
We all laugh when he says Hope
And she says Grace

And then it starts, the heavens give
I know it well, this old ballet
Finding the flow, minding the sway
Catching green lights all the way
I brought them home, I brought them home
I brought them home in that sweet, sweet rain
I brought them home in the sweet, sweet rain





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    My InterpretationIn the first verse it's cold and rainy and my guess is the woman has lost her child, the husband has to hold her up to keep from collapsing from grief and asks the cabbie to drive slowly, she's in such pain she thanks him (in a whisper) when he turns off the radio, she can't even deal with music and the rain is cruel!

    He sees them again in the spring and she has given birth and when he asks what the child's name is the husband says Grace and the wife says Hope and the rain is now sweet and the reservoirs previously mentioned to be at an all time low will be refilled.

    This writer is a Christian and has worked as a cab driver and although and his faith informs his music, I would argue it's done tastefully.

    For some reason this song invokes a number of visual images for me and I would argue is very well written?

    If they are not the same couple, perhaps he's making a comment about the circle of life?

    I really like the "I know it well this old ballet" line and how it is juxtaposed with what is seemingly mundane scenes of daily life.
    barry11282on March 18, 2016   Link

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