Original Song – “Seems Like Rain”

Seems Like Rain is an early song of mine that speaks to hope, change, opportunity and new horizons.  It’s a very short and reflective song that in a way is autobiographical in nature – reflecting the fact that I went west on my 8,000 mile bicycle adventure back in 1976 – but this song wasn’t written specifically with that event in mind.  Instead, it was written to reflect our restless, inner nature and eternal optimism, that believes a change of pace can bring sunshine into our lives and drive the rain away!  “Time to get on with my life, Looking for those sunny skies, ‘Cause that rain’s been in my life for way too long…”

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I recorded my original song “Seems Like Rain” in two takes on Set 8 in 1996, and it was a challenge for me to reach the high notes, but take two improved, “There are times in my life, When that rain keeps falling down, And that rain follows me, Wherever I go…” Enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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(Note: As with all of my early songs during which I worked with my friend Gordon Olvera, I’ve shared the copyright with him for trying to give voice to my songs.  Also, emailed versions of these songs lose their chord alignment and formatting, so refer to the original post and/or the scanned lyric sheet as your guide.)

"Seems Like Rain" - "Faces In The Crowd", Collected Works Volume I, Copyright 1990, Gordon Olvera/Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Seems Like Rain

“Faces In The Crowd”, Collected Works Volume I, Copyright 1990, Gordon Olvera/Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Intro:

Em   G   D   C     (x2)

Verse One:

              Em            G

There are times in my life

                D                      C

When that rain keeps falling down

             Em             G

And that rain follows me

D               C

Wherever I go

           Em            C

When I look to the west

             Em                  C

I get the urge for movin’ on

               G                 Am    D

‘Cause my life here isn’t goin’ anywhere     (End)

Chorus:     (Repeat twice)

    Em          C

It seems like rain

            D

Is falling down

C        D

Falling down

             G

Down on me

C                    G

Down, down on me     (Second time through)

Verse Two:

            Em           G

It’s that long, long road

          D                C

That’s calling me to go

          Em    G

I don’t have anything

D                        C

Keepin’ me ’round here

           Em                  C

Time to get on with my life

            Em                   C

Looking for those sunny skies

                 G                      Am

‘Cause that rain’s been in my life

                 D

For way too long     (Back to the top)

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