I improvised this while playing guitar for my daughter as she took her bath, one rainy Sunday in 2008, having just driven home from my wife’s cousin’s wedding in Vermont. I was just singing what was going on. Then it seemed worth remembering.
It took two years to get it recorded. The rain storm recording was from last night, after I spent most of the day finishing the solo guitar and bass tracks.
Rainy Sunday Afternoon Just drove home from a wedding. Don’t know where we’re goin’ to, But home is where we’re heading Rainy Sunday Afternoon What you do, you put your heart in: Tickle-Me, and Chase-Me too, And football in the garden And the rain comes sprinkling down, Blessings from above And the rain comes sprinkling down— Your life is all your love Now it’s time to take your bath, Then dinner and bed later. Rainy Sunday Afternoon cum filia et pater I serenade you in the tub: So we heal ourselves with water. Rainy Sundy Afternoon cum filia et pater (chorus) And the rain comes falling down… Inside water, outside rain; And your skin is all that knows Which side brings you joy and pain, And which holds up your clothes Outside water, inside light Shining through your eyes; As I draw closer to the night, I see your sun arise… (chorus) And the rain comes pouring down… And the rain comes rivering down… Your life is all my love My life is all your love Your life is all your love.
tjw: acoustic guitar (Martin D-28 and Seagull), electric bass, vocals, bath splashing
Ithaca, New York: rainstorm