Rainy Day Man

James Taylor


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
writers: James V Taylor, Zachary Wiesner
album: Track 10 in album James Taylor
release date: 1968
popularity : 33 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Soft Rock
length: 3:03
vocal: James Taylor
guitars: James Taylor
background vocals: Peter Asher and James Taylor
bass guitar: Louis Cennamo
writer: James Taylor

Album Information

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

Cover Art

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What good is that happy lie

Your good friends they don't seem to help at all
Just look up your rainy day man
It does you no good to pretend child
And it looks like you lose again, my friend

He don't chase rainbows
Grey days rolling
Empty feeling

You can't hide the truth with a happy song
Just look up your rainy day man
Now simple pleasures they all evade you
Look for signs to ease the pain
Go on and pray for rain
It looks like another fall
When you're feeling kind of cold and small
All I need to do is look up my rainy day man
Now what good is that happy lie


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Don't Talk Now
  • 2 Something's Wrong
  • 3 Knocking 'Round the Zoo
  • 4 Sunshine Sunshine
  • 5 Taking It In
  • 6 Something in the Way She Moves
  • 7 Carolina in My Mind
  • 8 Brighten Your Night With My Day
  • 9 Night Owl
  • 10 Rainy Day Man
  • 11 Circle Round the Sun
  • 12 The Blues Is Just a Bad Dream