XTC - Ballet for a Rainy Day Lyrics

Xtc Skylarking 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
CD 1
  • 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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Andy Partridge
    album: Track 5 in album Skylarking
    release date: 1986-10-27
    popularity : 84 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Pop Rock/Alternative Rock/Psychedelic Rock
    length: 2:54
    producer: Todd Rundgren
    lead vocals: Andy Partridge
    guest drums: Prairie Prince
    engineer: Todd Rundgren
    mastering: Ian Cooper
    composer: Andy Partridge
    lyricist: Andy Partridge
    Album Information
    label: Geffen Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 720642411728
    script: Latin