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I Am the Rain

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I Am the Rain is a song co-written by Peter Doherty and John Robinson of The Bandits. It was released as track #6 on Peter Doherty's debut solo album, Grace/Wastelands, replacing Through the Looking Glass (eventually released as a B-side to single Last of the English Roses) in a last-minute tracklist change. I Am the Rain was the only previously unheard song from Grace/Wastelands.

Of Robinson, Doherty said in an interview with Clash Music, "Hes had a song for a while called I Am The Rain, which we used to play backstage and in hotel rooms and at bus stops back in the days when The Bandits used to play with The Libertines. I always wanted to do it, so we worked on it a bit together, changed a word, nicked a third..."

Appearing on

Grace/Wastelands Peter DohertyAlbum2009-03-16

Concerts

Roundhouse, Camden Peter DohertyCamden Roundhouse, London2009-09-19
The Other Stage, Glastonbury Peter DohertyWorthy Farm, Glastonbury Festival, UK2009-06-27

Lyrics

I am the rain
Held in disdain
Lotions and potions just add to my fame

They rhyme that in Spain
I fall on the plain
Truth is I'm ruthless
I can't be contained

I am the rain

My friend the wind
Of breath he is twinned
Blow high or low
High tornados to spin

My mother the cloud
In widow's black shroud
Gives birth to the earth
Before fields can be ploughed

Up in the sky
We've demand to supply
I am necessity, base of the recipe
I am the rain

My cousin the snow
Lays blankets below
States that her flakes are but threads to be sewn

My rival the sun
He ripens the plum
He's feared and revered
He gives sight to the gun

Up in the sky
We've demand to supply
I am necessity, base of the recipe

Up in the sky
We've demand to supply
I am necessity, base of the recipe
I am the rain
Am the rain

Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh...

I am the rain
Who's held in disdain
The truth is I'm ruthless, I can't be contained