After the Rain Song Lyrics

Bruce Cockburn

Bruce Cockburn Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws cover art
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After the rain in the streets light flows like blood
I can just taste salt on the humid wind

Here comes that gasoline
Spreading hungry rainbow over shiny black tar

I'm blown like smoke and blind as wind
Except for when your love breaks in

Maybe to those who love is given sight
To pierce the wall of seeming night
And know it pure beyond all imagining

Engine throb street cruise light bullet car flash
Hollow beauty night gleam oily river tension glass

Ultraflame! Glittering dust falling in slow motion
Clouds tumbling one over another into apparent emptiness

It's like a big fist breaking down my door
I never felt such a love before

Maybe to those who love it's given to hear
Music too high for the human ear
And clear as hydrogen to go singing

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Creation Dream
  • 2 Hills of Morning
  • 3 Badlands Flashback
  • 4 Northern Lights
  • 5 After the Rain
  • 6 Wondering Where the Lions Are
  • 7 Incandescent Blue
  • 8 No Footprints
  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Bruce Cockburn
    album: Track 5 in album Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws
    release date: 1979
    popularity : 59 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic
    length: 4:02
    producer: Gene Martynec
    engineer: Gary Gray
    assistant engineer: Frank Kitson
    composer: Bruce Cockburn
    lyricist: Bruce Cockburn

    Album Information

    label: True North Records
    country(area): Canada
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin