"Looks Like Rain" as written by John Barlow and Bob Weir....
Awoke today, felt your side of the bed;
The covers were still warm where you been layin'.
You were gone, oh gone, my heart was filled with dread;
You might not be sleeping here again.
But it's all right cause I love you, and that's not going to change.
Run me around and make me hurt again and again.
But I'll still sing you love songs, written in the letters of your name.
The rain is gonna come, oh it surely looks like rain

Did you ever waken to the sound of street cats making love?
You guess from the cries you were listening to a fight.
Well you know, oh know, haste is the last thing they're thinking of.
You know they're only tryin' to make it through the night.

I only want to hold you, I don't want to tie you down
Or fit you in the lines I might've drawn.
It's just that I, oh I, have gotten used to havin' you around.
The landscape would be empty, if you were gone,
But it's all right cause I love you, and that's not going to change.
Run me around and make me hurt again and again.
But I'll still sing you love songs, written in the letter of your name.
The rain is gonna come, oh it surely looks like rain.


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"Looks Like Rain" as written by Robert Hall Weir John Barlow

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    MemoryI have just left a short and intense relationship with a girl I have held a flame for for 10-15 now. I'm 27 by the way. Within the first few days of getting with her this song seamed to jump out at me. I realized how many times I had skipped over it on different albums, bootlegs, etc. Within that first few days with her I grew to love the song. I played it for her and she loved it too. We both knew that certain things in our lives made it impossible for us to be together. The whole time we were enjoying and discussing this song I think we were both discussing the fact that we would soon go our separate ways.

    I was in deeper in love with her than was safe for either of us. She was the bigger person about it and put an end to things to spare both of us heartache.

    I have since (last few days) listened to this song many more times. Rain is tears. Written in the letters of your name grabs me. I read another comment explaining that the line might have been literal. That sounds very believable but there is some meaning to me that I have not nailed down yet. In reference to another comment I have heard some versions of this song that didn't make me feel Bobby's pain. Others I am torn up at how hurt he sounds.

    Last thing, if you have ever had to let go of a person you were absolutely in love with you can relate to "Run me around and make me hurt again and again." Feeling hurt by that person sometimes seems better than not having them with you.
    StrandedWandereron March 23, 2010   Link

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