Divided in the Rain

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This is a song that originally appeared on Tomorrow is Here Today, but I revived it so I could do a duet with my friend Rachel Mason. I think our voices work perfectly together! I changed the song to a country waltz and even found a guy to play pedal steel on it. Someday I'd like to learn the pedal steel. Such a complex and beautiful instrument.

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When the fireman came from washing his hands in the water
In the down pouring rain there he stands, waving his arms in the air
In the woman and the man he sees, divided they stand
In the rain

When they ring out the bells and the blistering sun burns the valley
All the children run out and they stand, waving their arms in the air
In the smoke and the fire we see, divided they stand
In the rain

In the red and the white and the blue they follow their way down to you
In the rocky red land they divide up their hands
and stand in the rain

When the snow falls like sand and the bottle runs dry in the evening
Will they scream, will they shout, and they talk
While waving their arms in the air
By the blue mountain moon we all knew, divided we stand
In the rain

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from Divided in the Rain, released October 31, 2011
Acoustic guitar, piano, organ, bass and drums by Francis Friday
Vocals by James Botha and Rachel Mason
Pedal steel guitar by Jonny Lam

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