Who Sang Rain King? Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth Daydream Nation cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Kim Gordon, Lee M. Ranaldo, Steven Jay Shelley, Thurston Joseph Moore
release date: 1988-10
genres: Rock
styles: Noise/Indie Rock/Experimental/Avantgarde
length: 4:40
lead vocals: Lee Ranaldo
electric guitar: Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore
drums (drum set): Steve Shelley
bass guitar: Kim Gordon
writer: Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Steve Shelley
[Lee]
Rain King ensures there's nowhere to go
It's jet stream, daydream, cocksure hard luck show
His lips a fountain
His daylight sparks
He's a shotgun, schoolyard, street-wise, white-hot kid
Little whip cream, phone call, breakdown, Rain King fist
His mind a countdown
His daydream sparks

I need three years to clear these thoughts, hey
I like to say I knew one true thing
It feels like years and all I've done is fought
And not turned up, anything

Little black, take roll and roll, over my bed
I'm waiting here for, some reality crease
There's one big dead end, in my head
And not a moment of peace

Crossfire, Rain King, with his Cadillac, kid
Marries every dictionary from his chain-yard bliss
His lips a fountain
His daylight sparks
He's got a shot in his kick forging the real, when
He's a steel drum, wedding ring, Pontiac door knob ten
His mind a countdown
His daylight sparks

Hung up on a speed king nation, caught up on a nail
Hanging tight with time, at least, a little while
Your sister is a beauty when she's naked, like my kid
I hear this world, cool world, dreaming of a peaceful kiss



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Teen Age Riot
  • 2 Silver Rocket
  • 3 The Sprawl
  • 4 ’Cross the Breeze
  • 5 Eric’s Trip
  • 6 Total Trash
  • 7 Hey Joni
  • 8 Providence
  • 9 Candle
  • 10 Rain King
  • 11 Kissability
  • 12 Trilogy: The Wonder / Hyperstation / Eliminator Jr.