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Brook Benton – A Rainy Night In Georgia lyrics

Hoverin' by my suitcase, tryin' to find a warm place to spend the night
Heavy rain fallin', seems I hear your voice callin' "It's all right."
A rainy night in Georgia, a rainy night in Georgia
It seems like it's rainin' all over the world
I feel like it's rainin' all over the world
Neon signs a-flashin', taxi cabs and buses passin' through the night
A distant moanin' of a train seems to play a sad refrain to the night
A rainy night in Georgia, such a rainy night in Georgia
Lord, I believe it's rainin' all over the world
I feel like it's rainin' all over the world
How many times I wondered
It still comes out the same
No matter how you look at it or think of it
It's life and you just got to play the game

I find me a place in a box car, so I take my guitar to pass some time
Late at night when it's hard to rest I hold your picture to my chest and
I feel fine
(minor scat) But it's a rainy night in Georgia, baby, it's a rainy night
In Georgia I
Feel it's rainin' all over the world, kinda lonely now And it's rainin'
All over the
Oh, have you ever been lonely, people?
And you feel that it was rainin' all over this man's world
You're talking 'bout rainin', rainin', rainin', rainin', rainin',
Rainin', rainin',
Rainin', rainin' rainin', rainin', rainin'

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    A wounded soul illegally hops a train on a cold, dreary, rainy night in an attempt to run away from his life and a woman who has deeply hurt him only to realize after he is alone in empty boxcar with nothing but his suitcase, guitar and her picture, that he can't outrun his memory of her or what she had done to him. The most telling line is "how many times i wondered", which to me means all along he knew that something had been going on (she was being unfaithful), but he finally found the proof that he had been in denial over. So, he hops a train into the night to places unknown hoping to find a new life. But her memory and the loneliness of the rainy night won't leave him in peace.
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