Box of Rain

Grateful Dead


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Philip Lesh, Robert C. Hunter
album: Track 1 in album American Beauty
release date: 1970-11-1
popularity : 11 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Blues Rock/Country Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Acoustic
length: 5:19
composer: Robert Hunter, Phil Lesh

Album Information

label: Warner Bros. Records
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Grateful Dead American Beauty cover art


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Look out of any window
Maybe the sun is shining
Rain is falling from a heavy sky,
To do for you to see you through?
One afternoon long ago
Feel your way, feel your way
Maybe you'll find direction
Where it's been waiting to meet you,
To watch for you while you're sleeping?
When you find me dreaming too
Look into any eyes
Clear through to another day
Through other eyes on other days
What do you want me to do,
It's all a dream we dreamed

Inch your way through dead dreams
Maybe you're tired and broken
With words half spoken
What do you want me to do
A box of rain will ease the pain

Wind and water,
If you don't just pass it on
Wind and rain,
Like a moth before a flame
And it's just a box of rain
Believe it if you need it
And it's just a box of rain
Such a long long time to be gone


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Box of Rain
  • 2 Friend of the Devil
  • 3 Sugar Magnolia
  • 4 Operator
  • 5 Candyman
  • 6 Ripple
  • 7 Brokedown Palace
  • 8 Till the Morning Comes
  • 9 Attics of My Life
  • 10 Truckin’