The Songs : Brazilian Rain


*Finished* 3/02
Music (10-11/01, 2-3/02) Words (10/01-11/01, 2/02)

I have found
that I am wandering around
all alone
I need to find
a place to go

Sound of words
while everything remains unheard
losing time
but I refuse
to lose my mind

What I am searching for
Brazilian rain
I do not ask for more
but all I seem to find
just more pain
to even up the score
and though my legs do tire
I cannot see the way
to the heart of Brazilian rain

You believe
but all I seem to do is breathe
strength is gone
I try to keep
moving on

Time is long
and now I see I'm in the wrong
truth be told
I feel as I
am growing old

What I am searching for
Brazilian rain
I do not ask for more
but all I seem to find
just more pain
to even up the score
and though my legs do tire
I cannot see the way
through the heart of Brazilian rain
rain, rain, rain, rain...

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Background:
Lyrics: Beginning as something completely different than what it ended up being about, this song was started musically and lyrically about a week before I went to Brazil for 9 days - with no title and half a first verse. Then I saw what I had already written could sorta be skewed to be about getting lost in the rainforest, which I did. So there ya go. then I wrote the chorus and the rest of the verse... and revisited the words when I had some down time on a vacation in mid-Feb. Did some re-arranging yet again when this was recorded in Jan/Feb 2004.
Music: sorta simple, but cool progression. the main verse riffs were actually written while messing around on the high E string, just single plucking away... then transferred to chords. got a bridge in a jam session in mid-Feb and a "chorus" that had been in my head for a little while... the final ending pieces were added out of nowhere.


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