At 21 I thought this song was over
At 29 my eyes closed tight and suffered
Recurring dreams still unrelenting
The world turned west, we found redemption

At 26 something was delivered
No time to think and no time to worry
Wrote my words and they made more sense
They soon became, the best defence

And the rain came down, so, so hard
Like a fearless Punk ballad
And the rain came down, so, so hard
Like a fearless Punk ballad

At 17 it all came together
And the sky broke through with so much colour
We fell in love with one another
I guess we longed, to be discovered

And the rain came down, so, so hard
Like a fearless Punk ballad
And the rain came down, so, so hard
Like a fearless Punk ballad


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    General CommentA gorgeous gorgeous reflection by Nicky on their life as a band...
    manic4manicson April 11, 2013   Link
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    General CommentFPB is both a testament to the Manics' youth and a view on how they have changed with age, a melancholic contemplation of their history. It echoes back to when they first started, the wildly articulate 17 year olds who 'all fell in love with one another', and also to the suffering, heartbreak and uncertainties that struck them later on, the music staggering and fading as 'the rain comes down so, so hard' and they cling together to the idea of the fearless punk ballards that made them who they are.
    manic4manicson September 07, 2014   Link

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