Turned on the weather man just after the news
I needed sweet rain to wash away my blues
He looked at the chart but he looked in vain
Heavy cloud but no rain

Back in the time with Louis XVI
At the court of the people he was number one
He'd be the bluest blood they'd ever seen
When the king said hi to the guillotine
The royal astrologer was run out of breath
He thought that maybe the rain would postpone his death
He look in the sky but he look in vain
Heavy cloud but no rain

Well the land was cracking and the river was dry
All the crops were dying when they ought to be high
So to save his farm from the banker's draft
The farmer took out a book on some old witchcraft
He made a spell and a potion on a midsummer's night
He killed a brindled calf in the pale moonlight
He prayed to the sky but he prayed in vain
Heavy cloud but no rain
Heavy cloud but no rain

The sun won't shine 'til the clouds are gone
The clouds won't go 'til their work is done
And every morning you'll hear me pray
If only it would rain today

I asked my baby if there'd be some way
She said she'd save her love for a rainy day
I look in the sky but I look in vain
Heavy cloud but no rain

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Heavy Cloud No Rain Lyrics as written by Gordon Sumner

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    General CommentGreat stab at explaining life's mysteries and contradictions... i.e. women. Hah hah. Sting is so good at this. It figures he would do a cover of Elton John's "Come Down in Time". Pretty good song.

    daedoloson December 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's a very funny song! I mean "the king said hi to the guillotine" :D
    AprilMoon1991on July 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt still hasn't rained, you know.
    Yes, I know.
    Was it ever going to?
    You know me well enough to realize I wouldn't divulge such information.
    True. Did he really try any witch spells?
    Did you?
    Me? What would I know about witch spells?
    Now who's being coy?
    sillybunnyon July 14, 2006   Link
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    General Comment[Sting]: We had a big drought in England. But um...A lot of rivers were drying up in England, believe it or not. That green and pleasant land was suffering from a lack of rain, so I started to write this song, "Heavy Cloud No Rain. I think originally it was called "Heavy Guitar No Brain," but we uh, (laughs) we developed this thing. I just like this idea of Louis XVI having an astrologer who would tell him that his, his (laughs again), his execution could be postponed if it rained, y'know? Cause they would...y'know? So he looks up in the sky and says, "Well its heavy cloud, but no rain." It's kind of funny.
    sillybunnyon August 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSting is a very deep symbolizer. The quote sillybunny posted was very symbolic also. Hes talking about meaning in life you guys, in this and just about all of his other songs.
    Madagnik7on February 20, 2010   Link

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