Ballet for a Rainy Day Lyrics

XTC


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Andy Partridge
album: Track 5 in album Skylarking
release date: 1986-10-27
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
length: 2:54
engineer: Todd Rundgren
drums: Prairie Prince
guest instrument: Prairie Prince
producer: Todd Rundgren
lead vocals: Andy Partridge
composer: Andy Partridge
lyricist: Andy Partridge

Cover Art


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Orange and lemon
Raincoats roll and tumble
Together, just liked fruit tipped from a tray
Pineapple wet heads
Watch new hairdos crumble
As scenery sunlight shifts away

Ballet for a rainy day
Silent film of melting miracle play

Apples and cherries
Are varnished in water
Despite, striped awnings bright dismay
I push my paintbrush
To conjure a new world
While this one is slowly washed away

Ballet for a rainy day
Silent film of melting miracle play
Dancing out there through my window
To the backdrop of a slow descending grey

When it rains it rains
All the colors in my paintbox
When it rains it rains
Tickets for the front row seats
Up on the rooftops

Orange and lemon
Raincoats roll and tumble
Together, dropped in diamond disarray

Ballet for a rainy day
Silent film of melting miracle play
Dancing out there through my window
Behind the curtain silver falling
Ballet for a rainy day
Silent film of melting miracle play
Dancing out there through my window
To the backdrop of a slow descending grey

Track Listing

  • 1 Summer’s Cauldron
  • 2 Grass
  • 3 The Meeting Place
  • 4 That’s Really Super, Supergirl
  • 5 Ballet for a Rainy Day
  • 6 1000 Umbrellas
  • 7 Season Cycle
  • 8 Earn Enough for Us
  • 9 Big Day
  • 10 Another Satellite
  • 11 The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul
  • 12 Dear God
  • 13 Dying
  • 14 Sacrificial Bonfire