COMING DOWN IN THE RAIN


flipped into the wind like the ashes of her cigarette
he got scattered and thrown to the breeze as he tried to forget
he lost all his heat and his heart never will be the same
he got lighter than air but he'll only come down in the rain

strung out and hung out to dry laughing under the line
not really a dignified place but he just doesn't mind
he says with his feet on the ground he'll got nothing to gain
claims he likes it up there and will only come down in the rain

burning himself out on a limb like a leaf in the fall
he blazed for a while • now he's feeling just dried up and small
the colors all gone • disappeared near as quick as they came
he cannot stay up and will only come down in the rain

coming down in the rain washing out of the sky
loaded down with the pain there ain't no way to fly
you can read him as clear as the wall where he once wrote his name
it was right next to hers but will only come down in the rain

you can read him as clear as the wall where he once wrote his name
it was all in his heart but he'll only come down in the rain

                                              buddy mondlock