"Strange Weather" as written by and Tom Waits....
Will you take me across the Channel
London Bridge is falling down
Strange a woman tries to save
What a man will try to drown
And it's the rain that they predicted
Its the forecast every time
The rose has died because you picked it
I believe that brandy's mine

[Chorus]
And all over the world strangers
Talk only about the weather
All over the world
It's the same, it's the same

And the world is getting flatter
And the sky is falling all around
Oh and nothing is the matter
For I never cry in town
And a love like ours, my dear
Is best measured when its down
And I never buy umbrellas
Cause there's always one around

[Chorus]

And you know that its beginning
And you know that its the end
Once again we are strangers
As the fog comes rolling in

And all over the world strangers
Talk only about the weather
All over the world
It's the same, it's the same
It's the same


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"Strange Weather" as written by Thomas Alan Waits Kathleen Brennan

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    My InterpretationI love the Emily Haines/Metric cover of this song. Coupled with her voice and the lyrics with their beautiful simplicity this song truly is fantastic.

    Interpretation:

    For me this song is about deteriorating culture.
    "And the world is getting flatter
    and the sky is falling all around" I take this as the rise of bigotry and sensationalism found in deteriorating cultures.
    feralONEon September 09, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHIS SONG IS AHHHMAZING!
    wouldbepirateon February 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe secon stanza makes me think of the way men and women in the country where I grew up might approach a litter of kittens.

    And he's right later about 'a love like ours' and 'umbrellas' - there always does seem to be one around...
    Dawgon August 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe secon stanza makes me think of the way men and women in the country where I grew up might approach a litter of kittens.

    And he's right later about 'a love like ours' and 'umbrellas' - there always does seem to be one around...
    Dawgon August 03, 2006   Link

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