"Photographing Rain" as written by Patrick Anthony Fitzgerald and Julian Swales....
Along the river running
By the ocean turning
Under the sky's flooding
Swirls of grey
Frantically falling
Looking for a place to land

In the night the rains came
In the night the waves came
In the night the men came
In the night the threat came
And we prayed
We learnt to hold our breath

In the night we embraced
Took the risk of loving
Took his tongue in my mouth
And we prayed

In the night the men came
Broke down the barricades
We bent our backs to running
And we prayed
Frantic and praying
Looking for a place to hide

In the night the men came
In the night the shots came
In the night the pain came
In the night the chains came
In the night I lost you
I lost you

A grey crane is standing
In the daylight shining
Two bodies gently swaying
In the sun

In the sun


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    General CommentFrom Patrick

    "A piano song but one with over 50 tracks of guitars from Julian sound-tracking a journey through hell. As for the lyric, do you remember the photograph of two Iranian men hanging from cranes, allegedly executed for loving each other? Well bear that in mind as you listen. What Gay Pride? What Equality? The fight for Equality is not over and there are NEVER enough songs to sing this. See also the Perfume Genius song 'All Waters'. The wall of singers at the end include the Kitchenettes: David McAlmont, Kenny Clay, Rob Martin, Hormoz Ahmadazeh and Guy Davies. They also sing on other songs. The main drums on this track were provided by Patrick Hannan ex The Sundays. This is Julian’s favourite song."
    stretchzaon October 29, 2013   Link

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