Sitting In The Rain

by T.C. Elliott

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1.
Fade Away 03:55
So I smile When I see you passing by Yes, I smile So you won't see me cry And all the anger And all the pain And all the lies you told Went up in flames They say time Can heal all wounds And all this anger and this pain Will fade away Long ago We thought that we both knew Long ago The meaning and the truth You saw me beg When we lost the will to fight You saw me plead When we both had to be right And all the anger And all the pain And all the lies you told Went up in flames They say time Can heal all wounds And all this anger and this pain Will fade away And so now I need you to see Just how I wanted things to be 'Cause it's not right To live in bitterness No, it's not right We deserve more than this And all the anger And all the pain And all the lies you told Went up in flames They say time Can heal all wounds And all this anger and this pain Will fade away So I smile When I see you passing by Yes, I smile So you won't see me cry
2.
My mother told me 'bout the rain How it can wash away All of life's stains If you sit long enough If you can be that tough So now I'm sitting in the rain Sitting out in my front yard Rain is heavy, pouring down Car horns honking as they're passing by Tell me to stand up before I drown My mother told me 'bout the rain How it can wash away All of life's stains If you sit long enough If you can be that tough So now I'm sitting in the rain Tired of holding it all down Tired of being strong for you And I wonder who'll be there for me When you're gone, you're time is through? My mother told me 'bout the rain How it can wash away All of life's stains If you sit long enough If you can be that tough So now I'm sitting in the rain Now I'm sitting in the rain Now I'm sitting in the rain
3.
She doesn't like the way I look at her She doesn't like the way I stare The way I look right through her Like she's no longer there She can't help but wake me up at night It seems like she can never sleep She just can't let it go I guess she dug in too deep Ghosts of the past Ghosts of the past Holding on For too long Onto dreams that just can't last Ghosts of the past When I need her most then she is gone She is nowhere I can find So I sit and wait for her In the darkness of my mind Ghosts of the past Ghosts of the past Holding on For too long Onto dreams that just can't last Ghosts of the past Lying down in her old bedroom How many secrets will I find? I'm going back Going back in time Ghosts of the past Ghosts of the past Ghosts of the past Ghosts of the past Holding on For too long Onto dreams that just can't last Ghosts of the past
4.
I've been driving all night long Just to see you once again Driving through the pouring rain Just to be with you, my friend Got to get back to your arms So I won't have to pretend I don't miss you Sometimes you're feeling All alone in the middle of a crowd Your heartache is bleeding But your tears don't make a sound I never knew nothing Could ever feel like that I never knew a love like that We had a fight Saturday night And I walked out of the door Sometimes life seems too rough It's easy to feel unsure Sometimes it can take a while Our love isn't always pure But I still love you Sometimes you're feeling All alone in the middle of a crowd Your heartache is bleeding But your tears don't make a sound I never knew nothing Could ever feel like that I never knew a love like that Once again I find myself Feeling lonely, feeling alone I could see your teardrops falling But I guess I had a heart of stone I thought I would be all right Out here all on my own But I still miss you Sometimes you're feeling All alone in the middle of a crowd Your heartache is bleeding But your tears don't make a sound I never knew nothing Could ever feel like that I never knew a love like that Sometimes you're feeling All alone in the middle of a crowd Your heartache is bleeding But your tears don't make a sound I never knew nothing Could ever feel like that I never knew a love like that Never knew a love like that Never know another love quite like that
5.
They say I'm living in a cloud They say I'm living in a cloud I'm one of many There is quite a crowd They say I'm living in a cloud They say I'm like a cuckoo bird They say I'm like a cuckoo bird I'll tell you stories The strangest that you've heard They say I'm like a cuckoo bird No matter where I go Or what I say How much I wish How much you pray It's not your fault I ended up this way They say I'm crazy They say I live in a faerie land They say I live in a faerie land They just don't want To try and understand They say I live in a faerie land No matter where I go Or what I say How much I wish How much you pray It's not your fault I ended up this way They say I'm crazy No matter where I go Or what I say How much I wish How much you pray It's not your fault I ended up this way They say I'm crazy
6.
I'm just sitting right here wasting time Trying to find the nerve to call To somehow try to tell you That I'm sorry for it all And if you ever get the feeling If you ever get the urge I won't mind if you forgive me one more time Well, I saw your picture on the wall When I told your folks goodbye I let them know it's all my fault That we couldn't make it right So if you ever get the feeling If you ever get the urge I won't mind if you forgive me one more time I may not deserve a second chance And I can't promise you romance But if you stick with me I'll give you my word I'll treat you just like you deserve More precious than all the jewels on earth So if you ever get the feeling If you ever get the urge I won't mind if you forgive me one more time So if you ever get the feeling If you ever get the urge I won't mind if you forgive me one more time No, I won't mind if you forgive me one more time.
7.
You were heading off to work Early one Monday morning Some kid pulled out to pass And hit you without warning And the newspaper said You were too young to be gone Too young to be gone Now it's early New Year's day Another year is beginning I'm sitting all alone Can't help but keep on thinking It's hard to go on When I think how much you meant How much you meant to me I don't want a new beginning If it starts without you I long to see you laugh and smile All the funny things you'd do I don't want a new beginning If it means I'm losing you But I'll stand right up and start my day Because you'd want me to I don't want a new beginning If it starts without you I long to see you laugh and smile All the funny things you'd do I don't want a new beginning If it means I'm losing you But I'll stand right up and live my life Because you'd want me to I'll stand right up and live my life Because you'd want me to
8.
I never fought The way I fight you now I always thought I could beat it somehow It isn't easy to live a life of pain It isn't easy To have to do it all over again Give me the sun Give me the sky Give me the wind blowing through my hair Give me a reason to believe Don't bring the darkness I'm afraid of the nighttime I need a reason to believe Don't bring her in Please don't bring her here She's too young To see her daddy's tears My time has come I can feel it seeping in Just hold my hand Because I need a friend Give me the sun Give me the sky Give me the wind blowing through my hair Give me a reason to believe Don't bring the darkness I'm afraid of the nighttime I need a reason to believe No, don't put that needle in my vein Please, don't put that needle in my vein Just let me drift away Set me out in the sunshine Just don't bring back all that pain Give me the sun Give me the sky Give me the wind Give me a reason to believe I need a reason to believe
9.
Gotta get away from it all Just waiting for the agent to call Been waiting from the spring to the fall to leave Guess I'd better pack my bags Throw in a shirt or some rags Taking some shorts but no hat, no sleeves Gonna hit a remote destination Gonna go at least a thousand miles Gonna hit a remote destination Gonna get away for just a while All my packing is done Ready to get some sun Everything is done, you know? Just waiting for the phone to ring And the good news it will bring Hell, I'll even leave my things, let's go Gonna hit a remote destination Gonna go at least a thousand miles Gonna hit a remote destination Gonna get away for just a while
10.
I looked 'round the house Before and behind In the closet, the bathroom Not one single sign Then I found the note She left by the door She's taken her love from me The dishes were clean And all put away The laundry all folded The dust kept at bay So I read it again That note by the door She's taken her love from me In the bedroom beside The bed I could see The ring that I gave her And all of her keys What I cherished the most Has walked out the door She's taken her love from me She's taken her love from me She's taken her love from me
11.
Cold blows the winter wind Through this cabin of ours Long we dream of summertime Warm sun raising the flow'rs Oh, dreams of the sun Oh, dreams of the sun I rise from bed and start a fire Burning the last of the wood I wish that I could hold you close I'd warm you up if I could Oh, dreams of the sun Oh, dreams of the sun Spring will come and bring the thaw When winter's wrath is undone I'll dig the earth and fill it with love And bury you next to our son Oh, dreams of the sun Oh, dreams of the sun
12.
I never understood a single word you ever said At least not the way you intended them to be And I could stare at you for hours 'till the end of time And now I know that I could never truly see I'd give you anything I'd give you anything I'd give you anything If you'd just be mine tonight I look back at all the time that I have spent with you I wonder if I will wash it away with all these tears But now I realize that all I have are memories And I'll hold onto them until they disappear I'd give you anything I'd give you anything I'd give you anything If you'd just be mine tonight I knew it was the time for you to fade away There was nothing left to do No words for me to say but goodbye I'd give you anything I'd give you anything I'd give you anything If you'd just be mine tonight
13.
Take Me Down 03:44
Take me down to the river Let me drown all of my fears Let me tell you 'bout the mountain And the fall that led me here Take me down When I heard about your passing I felt an emptiness in me I started climbing up the mountain Trying to find a place to breathe Take me down to the river Let me drown all of my fears Let me tell you 'bout the mountain And the fall that led me here Take me down I think back to when I met you All the good times that we shared I miss your music, I miss your passion I miss the way you seemed to care Take me down to the river Let me drown all of my fears Let me tell you 'bout the mountain And the fall that led me here Take me down
14.
Refrigerator is empty once again And I don't know if I can face the world again Oh God, why did you strike down my best friend? What did I do to deserve this pain? What did I do? What did I do? What did I do to you?

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They say that adversity builds character. This album is far from perfect. The mistakes made during this recording project are too many to count. But they also say that perfection is the enemy of completion. While I could make changes to this album, I am proud that I've completed it, that I have learned many lessons (some hard) and that even three weeks of no voice couldn't stop me from putting this out into the world.

I would like to thank all of the great people at FAWM.org, The 50 Songs in 90 Days songwriting challenge, Songfight.org, songcrafters.org, the GYAWS facebook group, the Album Production Challenge facebook group as well as my wife, Phoebe Elliott.

Three songs on this album were written for and are dedicated to individuals:
"A Love Like That" is dedicated to my wife, Phoebe Elliott
"Take Me Down" is dedicated to the memory of Paul "Hoopshank" Turrell
and "New Beginnings" is dedicated to the memory of Tom Willems

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released January 26, 2018

All songs were written, performed and recorded by T.C. Elliott
(c) 2018

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T.C. Elliott Columbia, Missouri

If Neil Young and The Holy Modal Rounders had a litter of baby songwriters then T.C. Elliott would be the runt of the litter.

T.C. has written over 1100 songs and at least one of them doesn't suck.

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