I Think It's Going To Rain Today

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Words and music by Randy Newman

"From Randy Newman's 1968 self titled release, 'I Think It's Going To Rain Today' is a devastating piece of music composition. With its evocations of a romantic misery at the heart of a cold, smashed society, it sadly still resonates with today's political and social environment. It's also been said the song is about homelessness and the line 'human kindness is overflowing' is Randy's sardonic tongue and sarcasm in full effect. We cruelly ignore what we don't want to see."

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Broken windows and empty hallways,
A pale dead moon in a sky streaked with grey.
Human kindness is overflowing,
And I think it's gonna rain today.

Scarecrows dressed in the latest styles,
The frozen smiles to chase love away.
Human kindness is overflowing,
And I think it's gonna rain today.

Lonely, lonely.
Tin can at my feet,
I think I'll kick it down the street.
That's the way to treat a friend.

Bright before me the signs implore me:
Help the needy and show them the way.
Human kindness is overflowing,
And I think it's gonna rain today.

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from It's Personal, track released November 11, 2018
Vocals: Gail George
Piano: Tom Griep

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Gail George New York, New York

Genre defying, the songwriting and production of Gail George is the sum of her musical parts. Melodic vocals over chiming guitars. Swirls of synth driven 80s piano and keyboards. A nod to 60s and 70s soulful pop and psychedelic rock all help to create a unique and distinctive but identifiable sound. She’s California pop meets New York grit. With a touch of whimsy and a whole lot of heart. ... more

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