Cockburn, Bruce - The Coming Rains Lyrics




All day the mountains rose behind a veil of smoke from burning fields
And road dust dyeing black skin bronze and the road rolling like a rough sea
It's quiet now, just crickets and a dog fight somewhere in the far away
In my heart I hold your photograph
And the thought of you comes on like the feel of the coming rains

Hot breeze ran its fingers through the long grass of a thatched roof eave
They stuck me in the only chair they had while they cooked cassava
And a luckless hen
They asked for one well three lanterns and 200 litres of fuel and
I said, "Who, me?"
And the time for planting's coming soon
And the thought of you comes on like the feel of the coming rains

In the town neon flickers in the ruins
Seven crows swoop past the luscious moon
If I had wings like those there'd be no waiting
I'd come panting to your door and slide like smoke into your room

All day the mountains rose behind a veil of smoke from burning fields
And road dust dyeing black skin bronze and the road rolling like a rough sea
It's quiet now, just crickets and a dog fight somewhere in the far away

In my heart I hold your photograph
And the thought of you comes on like the feel of the coming rains

And the time for planting's coming soon
And the thought of you comes on like the feel of the coming rains





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Cockburn, Bruce The Coming Rains Comments
  1. aarthoor

    The Charity of Night has grown on me so much it's now my favourite Brucie album. Every track a gem.

  2. nissi K

    The Coming Rains
    Bruce Cockburn
    All day the mountains rose behind a veil of smoke from burning fields
    And road dust dyeing black skin bronze and the road rolling like a rough sea
    It's quiet now, just crickets and a dog fight somewhere in the far away
    In my heart I hold your photograph
    And the thought of you comes on like the feel of the coming rains
    Hot breeze ran its fingers through the long grass of a thatched roof eave
    They stuck me in the only chair they had while they cooked cassava
    And a luckless hen
    They asked for one well three lanterns and 200 litres of fuel and
    I said, "Who, me?"
    And the time for planting's coming soon
    And the thought of you comes on like the feel of the coming rains
    In the town neon flickers in the ruins
    Seven crows swoop past the luscious moon
    If I had wings like those there'd be no waiting
    I'd come panting to your door and slide like smoke into your room
    All day the mountains rose behind a veil of smoke from burning fields
    And road dust dyeing black skin bronze and the road rolling like a rough sea
    It's quiet now, just crickets and a dog fight somewhere in the far away
    In my heart I hold your photograph
    And the thought of you comes on like the feel of the coming rains
    And the time for planting's coming soon
    And the thought of you comes on like the feel of the coming rains
    Songwriters: Bruce Cockburn

  3. dustin Carpenter

    Listening to Bruce over 30 years now, a road companion, cherished friend and wisdom teacher. Love this post, thanks very much.

  4. Andréia Teodoro

    Lendo " A cabana " cheguei até aqui e ameeeeiii

  5. monica wilson

    Still listening in 2018 👍.

  6. monica wilson

    Still listening in 2018 👍

  7. Randy Elliott

    Another of the great talents coming from our neighbors to the north....Thank you Bruce....Thank you Canada

  8. Cheryl Gaudet

    Thanks for posting this gorgeous Cockburn gem set to such stunning images.

  9. Wolfwolveswolf

    BRUCE COCKBURN

  10. Eric Bryant

    Cover bands ,, trying to do a Bruce Cockburn I dought it.. I play but copy Cockburn ,, Impossible,.

  11. Eric Bryant

    Bruce is great but the way his band mate that seem to change over time really no how to highlight his music ,, The bass and drums phenomenal.

  12. Shawn Rafferty

    Thank you , Bruce, I've liked most of your later music. Just had no avenue to express that.

  13. Jim Elrod

    the vibes on this collection, charity of the night, make this a very unique sound for Bruce. love his music.

  14. Rick Z

    Hug's and kisses man

  15. Cindy Cook-Boettner

    I will get this album!!! Thankful for this !!!!!!

  16. חוה מוגרבי

    Pure beauty and genius

    aliasdyln33

    Yes, agreed. Not many artists's music cut straight to your heart like Professor Cockburn's does. And not to mention how well they do it!

  17. theoriginalbillholt

    Cool tune, but from the point of arrangement, I think that the vibraphone makes this sound like elevator music. Imagine pedal steel in place of the vibes and this takes on a totally different 'vibe', appropriate for a song with this title. ; ]

    aliasdyln33

    I agree Anje. I think poor 'theoriginalbillholt' just rides in crappy elevators. Maybe he lives in New York City? Sorry to be one of those 'grim travelers'.

  18. B. Bailey

    i adore Bruce Cockburn's writing and playing. Gorgeous video too.

  19. Siboney Peltier

    Bruce Cockburn – The Coming Rains Lyrics  All day the mountains rose behind
    the veil of smoke from burning fields
    And road dust dyeing black skin bronze
    and the road rolling like a rough sea
    It's quiet now, just crickets and
    a dog fight somewhere in the far away
    In my heart I hold your photograph
    and the thought of you comes on like the feel
    of the coming rains...
    Hot breeze ran its fingers through
    the long grass of the thatched roof eave
    They stuck me in the only chair they had
    while they cooked casaba and a luckless hen
    They asked for one, well three lanterns and
    200 liters of fuel and I said,"Who, me?"
    And the time for planting's coming soon
    and the thought of you comes on like the feel
    of the coming rains
    In the town neon flickers in the ruins
    Seven crows swoop past a luscious moon
    If I had wings like those there'd be no waiting
    I'd come panting to your door,
    slide like smoke into your room
    All day the mountains rose behind
    the veil of smoke from burning fields
    And road dust dyeing black skin bronze
    and the road rolling like a rough sea
    It's quiet now, just crickets and
    a dog fight somewhere in the far away
    In my heart I hold your photograph
    and the thought of you comes on like the feel
    of the coming rains
    And the time for planting's coming soon
    and the thought of you comes on like the feel
    of the coming rains  Songwriters: COCKBURN, BRUCEThe Coming Rains lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., CARLIN AMERICA INC

  20. MsBmaat

    my deep tip of the hat to whomever made this video. it is sensitively gorgeous. bravo.

  21. The Gypsy Phoenix

    I used to live in south eastern Colorado, the mention of the mountains behind the burning fields reminds me of that area.  They used to burn last years vegetation off of the fields before spring planting.

  22. Ken Campbell

    Wow, what a song!

  23. Bob Benvenuti

    First I have heard this song, as I am waiting for dawn over the rockies. Thanks. 

    hunkatiel

    You're welcome Bob, thanks for checking it out. The Charity of Night is a good album.

    Exodus Pessoa

    Wow the best time to listen to this beautiful song.  

  24. lelehart3

    in my heart I hold your photograph and the thought of you comes on like the feel of the coming rains.  Lyrics of Love...

    Saraswathi Pillay

    daviamahl....

    Siboney Peltier

    If I had wings like those there'd be no waiting
    I'd come panting to your door,
    slide like smoke into your room

  25. Andre Forget

    Charity of Night - Without question one of the most honest and well-crafted recordings ever made ... period ;)

  26. rookiewidowmaker

    Great Ottawa boy.

  27. GuitarJr56

    just heard this for first time y'day on radio. Another beauty, Bruce - thanks of posting!

  28. djbungeede

    @hunkatiel right-e-right. There are many more around the world ;-)

  29. Wattchdog

    soooo digin u!CHEERS*burp/cough~

  30. 1962RJP

    Reminds me of our family farm in Saskatchewan, man I love that land.

  31. Alain Bradette

    One of my favourite songs of all time. I love the harmonies!!!! wow!

  32. moonlitme

    i only have about one or two hundred 'all time favorite' bruce cockburn songs...and this is one of them! thanks for the song and great vid.i particularly like the clouds creating the crescent 'man in the moon' from 3:10 to 3:18. nicely done, especially considering bruce's love affair with the moon!

  33. hunkatiel

    @allcanadianmusic Thank you, and good to see another fan of Canadian music.

  34. Brian Irving

    very dramatic photos..........thanks

  35. Julie G. & co

    i love ur vids ! xoxoxo