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david m. bailey: Music & Lyrics

When it Rains

(david m. bailey)
Farmer says to his neighbor down the road
You know the rain just done washed away my soil
And my best horse died in the early morning light
And the loan man is coming to see me tonight

Ah but farmer, you've forgotten about your kin
Yeah your family's gonna love you through thick and thin
And there's one thing you gotta learn
When it rains it pours, so whatever shines, let it burn

Well Bobby's having trouble with the big city life
This rent is overdue and he's fighting with his wife
Last night he got robbed again
And his company contract is coming to an end

Hey but bobby, you've forgotten about your health
You got the strength of ten and good looks as well
And there's one thing you gotta learn
When it rains it pours, so whatever shines, let it burn

I guess everybody runs into problems now and then
Could be money could be health, family or friends
So we sweat and we worry and we fret and we frown
Every day our heads hang a little lower to the ground

You know it's times like those we miss hell of a lot
By ignoring all the riches of life we got
And there's one thing we all gotta learn:

When it rains it pours, so whatever shines, let it burn, let it burn

Let it burn!