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Looks Like Rain
Lyrics: John Perry Barlow
Music: Bob Weir

Reprinted with permissions copyright Ice Nine Publishing
First performance:
Probably March 21, 1972 at the Academy of Music, in New York City
Recorded on:
Ace by Bob Weir (studio '72)
Dick's Picks by the Dead Vol 19 (19/10/73)
Bob Weir & Rob Wasserman: Live (fall 1988)
Without A Net by Grateful Dead (28/3/90)



I woke today, and felt your side of bed
The covers were still warm where you'd been layin'
You were gone: my heart was filled with dread
You might not be sleeping here again

It's all right, 'cause I love you;
and that's not gonna change
Run me round, make me hurt again and again
But I'll still sing you love songs,
written in the letters of your name
And brave the storm to come,
for it surely looks like rain

Did you ever listen to the sound of street cats making love
And guess from their cries you were listening to a fight
Well you know, hate's just the last thing they're thinking of
They're only trying to make it through the night

It's alright, 'cause I love you.
And that's not gonna change.
Run me round, make me hurt again and again.
But I'll still sing you love songs
Written in the letters of your name.
And brave the storm to come,
For it surely looks like rain.

I only want to hold, I don't want to tie you down
Or fence you in the lines I might have drawn
It's just that I have gotten used to having you around
My landscape would be empty if you were gone

It's alright, 'cause I love you.
And that's not gonna change.
Run me round, make me hurt again and again.
But I'll still sing you love songs
Written in the letters of your name.
And brave the storm to come,
For it surely looks like rain.

Rain, rain, go away...

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