Ben Harper - Black Rain Lyrics

Credits
writers: Ben C Harper, Jason Yates
release date: 2006-3-21
genres: Rock Funk / Soul Blues
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Pop Rock/Funk
length: 2:57
producer: Ben Harper
mixer: Danny Kalb
engineer: Danny Kalb
Lyrics
You left them swimming for their lives
Down in New Orleans
Can't afford a gallon of gasoline
With your useless degrees and contrary statistics
This government business is straight up sadistic

Now you don't fight for us
But expect us to die for you
You have no sympathy for us
But still I cry for you
Now you may kill the revolutionary
But the revolution you can never bury

Don't speak to us like we work for you
Selling false hope like some new dope we're addicted to
I'm not a desperate man but these are desperate times at hand
This generation is beyond your command

And it won't be long
'til the people flood the streets
To take you down
One and all
A black rain is gonna fall

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Morning Yearning
  • 2 Waiting for You
  • 3 Picture in a Frame
  • 4 Never Leave Lonely Alone
  • 5 Sweet Nothing Serenade
  • 6 Reason to Mourn
  • 7 More Than Sorry
  • 8 Cryin' Won't Help You Now
  • 9 Happy Everafter in Your Eyes
    CD 2
  • 1 Better Way
  • 2 Both Sides of the Gun
  • 3 Engraved Invitation
  • 4 Black Rain
  • 5 Gather 'Round the Stone
  • 6 Please Don't Talk About Murder While I'm Eating
  • 7 Get It Like You Like It
  • 8 The Way You Found Me
  • 9 Serve Your Soul
    CD 3
  • 1 Gather 'round the Stone
  • 2 Reason to Mourn (alternate mix)
  • 3 Get It Like You Like It (live acoustic)
  • 4 Waiting for You (alternate mix)
  • 5 Morning Yearning (alternate mix)
  • 6 Beloved One (live)

  • Album Information
    label: Virgin Records America
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 094635744729
    script: Latin