The Rain feat. Lauren Glezer

from by Tom Kwan

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lyrics

Verse 1

her wind wraps whistling
she moved from torrential to drizzle
in the night with the brake lights glistening,
her cold whisper from a breath, hits me like a kiss on the neck and I'm shivering

when her traffic lights pulse cars roll to a halt
as her street lights hum in her inner city cusp
a man takes a puff and flicks off his ciggy butt


doesn't give a fuck,
so normal of course
no thought for it all
just left on her skin just to sink then falls through her pores,

my waterlogged sneakers are squeaking
the rhythm of her lost beat
broken glass on her concrete
styrafoam cups they keep floating down her long streets
like runaway trains

drifting down her gutters till they plugging up her drains
and up above, here it comes it's
The rain

Chorus Lauren Glezer:

She needs the rain,
(who ahh who ahh)
She needs the rain
everyone clear some space here it comes here it comes
She needs the rain


VERSE 2


yo My headphones are soaked and acting like they're broken,
dam you must be joking, fuck it I'll pen bars
to the sound of the city and the smell of her wet grass

I forgot my watch so I'm tryna stop a woman walking by
but she's a little too scared to even look me in the eye
ahh that's fine
I guess in the age bracket of an shifty guy
you know the one 18 to sixty five

Can hardly blame her
I'm just a stranger,
not to mention today's newspaper
that story on the front page,
it's probably burning in her brain since the time that she saw it on her lunch break

what the fuck mate?
this dude just shouldered me
when he walked past then turned around and told me he'd
roll me and kick in my arse
how rude, dam it must be true about
the rain

Chorus Lauren Glezer:

She needs the rain,
(who ahh who ahh)
She needs the rain
everyone clear some space here it comes here it comes
She needs the rain


Verse 3


I listen to the trickle in her gutters
it's a whimper as she utters
out half her secrets
and half of me can hardly believe how they scarred her deep with
leaving beer bottles in her parks and beaches
goose bumps on my arms I'm freezing


I seek shelter like a spash of relief
outside 7 eleven where the parasites feed
amongst
broken down packaging from maccas debris

it's a sight for these over tired eyes to see coz,
time is cheap but convenience is so much cheaper
I've see her legs run weaker
as the treadmill she's trotting on does become steeper

heavy heart she used to breathe so deep
now she's coughing up blood gotta wheeze when she speaks
salt water rain down grief on her cheeks
it leaks from above and it comes with a flood
it's the rain


Chorus Lauren Glezer:

She needs the rain,
(who ahh who ahh)
She needs the rain
everyone clear some space here it comes here it comes
She needs the rain

Rain

credits

from The Rain, released August 21, 2015

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Tom Kwan Melbourne, Australia

Tom Kwan is a Melbourne based lyricist, who has a unique style that’s characterized by silky laid-back flows containing elegantly woven syllable patterns. He has recently completed his debut EP The Rain which will be released on the 21st of August 2015. Be sure to get down to Tom’s EP launch at 303s in Northcote on September 4th ... more

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