"Gutters Full Of Rain" as written by and David Gray....
A gutter full of rain
An empty picture frame
A house out at the edges of the city
Never noticing the war
'Till it's right there at your door
And suddenly your hands are bloody

I was seeking to possess
Now another girl's caress
Is on your flesh
The bitterness is tasted
There's nobody in your chair
No hand to touch my hair
The sun even the air seems wasted

Let it go now, let it all slip away
And we'll start it all over again
Me, like a million others before
Trying to make sense of the rain

Were these twenty years a dream
Was it ever as it seemed
Get to wonder if it really existed
'Cause the thief who stole my life
Has taken, too, my faith
I can see now how the world gets twisted

Let it go now, let it all slip away
And we'll start it all over again
Me, like a million others before
Trying to make sense of the rain

In spite of all the shame
Some times I hear your name
I think of us when we were younger
Then I'm shutting out the noise
Ans I'm trying to hear the voice
That used to tell me love was stronger

Light another cigarette
But the one I got's still lit
I can't seem to keep my fingers steady
Never noticing the war
'Till it's right there at your door
Ans suddenly your hands are bloody


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"Gutters Full of Rain" as written by David Gray

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    General Commentlosing something you've worked so hard for, and wondering why you bothered and how you'll ever muster up the
    energy to deceive yourself once again. Young love
    Gforce38on February 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningAccording to this it is about his parents' divorce.

    cupantae.com/davidgray/…

    In his own words:
    He describes it as "a weird one, a painful thing, and the emotions I felt surfaced as an emotional current in some of the songs that are on the record." Although he is still in contact with both parents, the break-up has "absolutely altered my relationship with them, it has had a profound effect. It has made everything compltely different, my whole slant on the past, and the way things actually were, and what I actually saw, and what I didn't see. My whole take on the family unit has been shattered by what's happened, and the things i have found out since then have had a massive effect on my relationship in the family and on myself."

    charliefortuneon November 16, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI could be wrong but I think it has to do with losing his wife/girlfriend because he cheated on her. Also his reference to "war" could be taking retribution on the one that replaced him as the boyfriend/husband.
    tangman125on October 20, 2009   Link

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