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Red rain is coming down
Red rain
Red rain is pouring down
Pouring down all over me

I am standing up at the water's edge in my dream
I cannot make a single sound as you scream
It can't be that cold, the ground is still warm to touch
This place is so quiet, sensing that storm

Red rain is coming down
Red rain
Red rain is pouring down
Pouring down all over me

Well I've seen them buried in a sheltered place in this town
They tell you that this rain can sting, and look down
There is no blood around see no sign of pain
Hay ay ay no pain
Seeing no red at all, see no rain

Red rain is coming down
Red rain
Red rain is pouring down
Pouring down all over me

Red rain-
Putting the pressure on much harder now
To return again and again
Just let the red rain splash you
Let the rain fall on your skin
I come to you defences down
With the trust of a child

Red rain is coming down
Red rain
Red rain is pouring down
Pouring down all over me
And I can't watch any more
No more denial
It's so hard to lay down in all of this
Red rain is coming down
Red rain is pouring down
Red rain is coming down all over me
I see it
Red rain is coming down
Red rain is pouring down
Red rain is coming down all over me
I'm bathing in it
Red rain coming down
Red rain is coming down
Red rain is coming down all over me
I'm begging you
Red rain coming down
Red rain coming down
Red rain coming down
Red rain coming down
Over me in the red red sea
Over me
Over me
Red rain



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    UnregisteredApr 2, 2012 at 9:59 pm
    This was inspired by a recurring dream where gabriel was swimming in a sea of red water.

    Gabriel: "if feelings of pain do not get brought out, not only do they fester and grow stronger but they manifest themselves in the external world. "

    Hi-hat cymbals were used to simulate rain. At one point, gabriel wanted this song to tell the story of mozo, a mercurial stranger who would come and go, changing people's lives. Other songs that told the mozo story are "on the air," "down the dolce vita," "exposure", "here comes the flood," and "that voice again. " gabriel envisioned a movie or play based on the mozo character, but it never happened.

    To me, this song represents fostering deep emotions and finally letting them spill out like red rain. It also represents a very vivid experience like a dream or a haunting place where one has witnessed something truly dramatic. Red rain is definitely not comparable to regular rain.

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