"(In the) Pouring Rain" as written by and Joe Strummer....
I could see as I rode in
the ships were gone and the pit fell in
a funeral bell tolled the hour in
a lonely drunkard slumbering

not the twang of the guitar
not even the siren wail of pain
not the shadows of desire
caught in the pouring pouring rain

breeze black windows on date street
where I was raised up on the cheap
(yeah, say!) ask no questions work and sleep
'til the old tango that's on date street

I can hear the sharpen of the pain
some lucky stranger in the rain
hear the sharpen of the rain
lucky stranger ... in the rain

hammers beat in dusty times
on these weedy rusted lines
mocking the sun and optomistic signs
all these weedy gates of iron

the sun won't shine my way again
lucky moon was on the wane
oh I'll never see a star again
in the pouring pouring rain

a salty band played for the train
a sad trombone and some refrain
the future pointed to the weather vane
the old calypso died of shame

I hear the sharpen of the pain
some lucky stranger in the rian
hear the sharpen of the pain
lucky stranger pouring rain


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    General Commenti like rain a lot... and so of course i love this song. what it seems to me, is like if you were walking down a street at night in the pouring rain, and no one was out, then this song could be something you created in your head as you walked. does anyone understand me there? please?
    stardropleton May 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentive never heard this song but the Clash are probably my favourite band so i'll check it out... wow, i love the way they wrote lyrics...
    vampire_bunnyon September 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhere can I found this song I thought I had pretty much every clash song but I can't find this song anywhere
    Cpt-Sensibleon October 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure this is by Bob Geldof. It's for sure not the Clash, though.
    SteveMon June 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSorry Steve M. You are wrong. Clash original. Best damn b-side ever.
    clashcityrockahon November 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIts on the soundtrack from "The Future is Unwritten"
    Soldier_of_Funkon November 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentstardroplet: i'm with ya.
    sleepyjaneon December 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is a Cut the Crap era track by Strummer. It was never officially released, but demos and live performances circulate. Strummer later made an acoustic version for the soundtrack to 'When Pigs Fly'.
    dotdashon July 26, 2011   Link

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