Rainy Day Man Song Lyrics

James Taylor


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
writers: James V Taylor, Zachary Wiesner
album: Track 10 in album James Taylor
release date: 1968
popularity : 129 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Soft Rock
length: 3:03
producer: Peter Asher
drums: Russ Kunkel
vocal: James Taylor
mixer: Val Garay
electric guitar: Danny Kortchmar
recorded by: Val Garay
background vocals: Arnold McCuller and David Lasley
acoustic guitar: James Taylor
electric piano: Don Grolnick
assistant mixer: George Ybara
assistant recorded by: George Ybara
assistant recorded by additional recorded by: Michael O'Reilly
additional recorded by assistant recorded by: Lincoln Clapp
bass guitar: Leland Sklar
congas: Steve Forman
organ: Don Grolnick
waterphone: Steve Forman
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
All you wanted from the start was to cry

It looks like another fall
Your good friends they don't seem to help at all
When you're feeling kind of cold and small
Just look up your rainy day man

It does you no good to pretend child
You've made a hole much too big to mend
And it looks like you lose again, my friend
Call on your rainy day man

Now rainy day man he don't like sunshine
He don't chase rainbows


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