Loraine Lyrics

Linton Kwesi Johnson


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Linton Kwesi Johnson
album: Track 6 in album Bass Culture
release date: 1980
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Reggae
styles: Reggae/Dub Poetry
length: 4:12

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Linton Kwesi Johnson Bass Culture cover art
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Whenever it rains I think of you
And I always remember that day in may
When I saw you walking in the rain
I know not what it was nor why
For ususally I'm quite shy
I ax'd your name, you smile and said "Lorraine"
I ax'd if I could share your umbrella
You smiled and said "what a cheeky little fella"

Now I'm standin' in the rain in vain, Loraine
Hoping to see you again
Tears fall from me eyes like rain, Loraine
A terrible pain in me brain, Loraine
You're drivin' me insane

Whenever it rains I think of you
And I always remember that day in may
When I saw you walking in the rain
I know not what it was nor why
For ususally I'm quite shy
but from the moment I saw you
I knew, that I needed you in my life
from that moment on I knew
that I wanted you for my wife

Now I'm standin' in the rain in vain, Loraine
Hoping to see you again
Tears fall from me eyes like rain, Loraine
A terrible pain in me brain, Loraine
You're drivin' me insane

Whenever it rains I think of you
And I always remember that day in may
When I saw you walking in the rain
I know not what it was nor why
For ususally I'm quite shy
I said " let's go back to my place for some coffee"
You frown and said "well, kiss me batty"
I fell so ashamed, I did not even notice
When your bus came, and went again

Now I'm standin' in the rain in vain, Loraine
Hoping to see you again
Tears fall from me eyes like rain, Loraine
A terrible pain in me brain, Loraine
You're drivin' me insane, Loraine, Loraine, Loraine


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Bass Culture
  • 2 Street 66
  • 3 Reggae Fi Peach
  • 4 Di Black Petty Booshwah
  • 5 Inglan Is a Bitch
  • 6 Loraine
  • 7 Reggae Sounds
  • 8 Two Sides of Silence