Massive Attack - Pray For Rain Lyrics




In deepest hollow of our minds
A system failure left behind
And their necks crane
As they turn to pray for rain
And their necks crane

Dull residue of what once was
A shattered cloud of swirling doves
And their eyes change
As they learn to see through flames
And their necks crane
As they turn to pray for rain
And their eyes change
As they learn to see through flames
And their necks crane
As they turn to pray for rain

Drops on rocks fall fast and fleeting
Hearts and wings commence to beating
Woods unseen with all believing
Vision walls fall all receding
Vision walls fall all receding
Drops on rocks come fast and fleeting
Rhythm laws unleash their meaning
Usher us into the dreaming
Vision walls fall all receding
Hearts and wings commence to beating
All unending all completing
Vision walls fall fast and fleeting
Vision walls fall all revealing
Vision walls fall all revealing
Vision walls fall all revealing
Vision walls fall all revealing

In deepest hollow of our minds
A system failure left behind
Dull residue of what once was
A shattered cloud of swirling doves
And their eyes changed
As they learned to see through flames
And their necks craned
As they prayed for rain





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  1. feel p

    In deepest hollow of our minds
    A system failure left behind
    And their necks crane
    As they turn to pray for rain
    And their necks crane
    Dull residue of what once was
    A shattered cloud of swirling doves
    And their eyes change
    As they learn to see through flames
    And their necks crane
    As they turn to pray for rain
    And their eyes change
    As they learn to see through flames
    And their necks crane
    As they turn to pray for rain
    Drops on rocks fall fast and fleeting
    Hearts and wings commence to beating
    Woods unseen with all believing
    Vision walls fall all receding
    Vision walls fall all receding
    Drops on rocks come fast and fleeting
    Rhythm laws unleash their meaning
    Usher us into the dreaming
    Vision walls fall all receding
    Hearts and wings commence to beating
    All unending all completing
    Vision walls fall fast and fleeting
    Vision walls fall all revealing
    Vision walls fall all revealing
    Vision walls fall all revealing
    Vision walls fall all revealing
    In deepest hollow of our minds
    A system failure left behind
    Dull residue of what once was
    A shattered cloud of swirling doves
    And their eyes changed
    As they learned to see through flames
    And their necks craned
    As they prayed for rain

  2. TechLili

    For Australia.

  3. Doomer

    Is it a coincidence that this sweet bridge hits at 4:20 mins in? Haha

  4. Alexander Schoor

    All LGTB people who are prosecuted with non-catholic propaganda in their motherland are more than welcome in Poland.

  5. Latiful Kabir

    video is good. the actor ( lonely man) deserve a thanks. what is his name.

    Latiful Kabir

    can anyone tell who is the man( Actor)? he did great. and thanks to Massive attack for always give us special music and video.

    Latiful Kabir

    nobody knows the actors name.?!!!!

  6. Black Blood

    I love you massive attack as sensual and dark as myself

  7. King Slayer

    What is this triphop you speak of?
    Oh shit, its spread to Oklahoma USA

  8. Black Blood

    Love you massive attack !

  9. Buğra DÖNMEZ

    Üzgünüm.

  10. evengerj

    It's amazing what the rain can wash away

  11. Timothy Tarves

    The message breaks out at 4:20.

  12. ozan bey

    After 8 years since publishing this brilliant clip, I'm still praying for rain.

  13. allenkirk 555

    Pray For Rain:

    Composer: Kirk Allen
    Composer: Johnny McDaid
    Composer: Jonny Quinn
    Composer: Andrew Taggart
    Composer: Mark McClelland
    Composer: Casey Harris
    Composer: Iain Archer
    Composer, Vocals: George Ezra

    Written By:
    Kirk Allen, Jonathan Graham Quinn, Mark Peter McClelland, George Ezra,
    Casey Harris, John McDaid

    Produced And Performed By:
    Massive Violent Attack & George Ezra

    © 2018 Parlophone Records

  14. ThEj

    A great number, watching the video gets me thinking and trying to read inside his head. Cool

  15. Mastema

    crap, massive attack fell off

  16. Jay Orazi

    ATLAS AIR
    AMAZINNNNNNNNNNNNG

  17. Donald Pachinger

    the break at 4:20 is what I'm here for

  18. tropico1 tropico

    Troppo bella

  19. Red

    Alien abduction!

  20. Berkay Kuşu

    daha iyi anlatamazdı

  21. El pueblerino

    Hypnotic!!!

  22. I want my Payday

    CRIMINAL POORUSHQUE

  23. Hector Monroy Salazar

    Depressive video for a beautiful song... why not.

  24. Electricidad Electrónica

    c'est la chanson que j'adore :3

  25. z00ts00t77

    5:01 When you see a naked woman in your bathroom and you're not sure if it's real or a hallucination but decide that either way your gonna start banging it regardless.

    z00ts00t77

    5:13 When you realise that it was in fact just a hallucination and now you're going to have to clean up your jizz that is sadly dripping onto the floor.

    Timothy Tarves

    And your dog...

    Jayla Eaves

    @z00ts00t77 well....I guess he had just a little life left in him after all.

  26. micky moon

    This album it's fu...ing amazing.

  27. tropico1 tropico

    Bellissima

  28. Philly Cheesesteak

    the song reminds me of an alien abduction I had

  29. Avitzedek Yitzhak

    Masterpiece

  30. Francesca Mezzi

    The entire album is a masterpiece, Massive Attack are one of the greatest things that ever happened in music. So sexy and dark, and super powerful live...

  31. Iquey

    This video is Seattle early August 2017.

  32. Veronika Pranter

    @ Bowie is ne Kunstfigur!!! Das is real Feeling!!!

  33. Veronika Pranter

    on the Top, zeitfeeelings!!!! Male abstrakte Ölbilder 110 mal 150cm.....

  34. skallah yo

    It's an optimistic song, the egg, the woman, is real... the man is in dépression, we see trough that depression, some light pénétrate his isolation, the egg, the woman, but he cant enjoy it...he believe like everyone he need more, he believe all is bad, and he live with this twisted on his life. Accept happyness is kind of dead, but all walls fall... for occidental men look for water is impossible, stupide. For occidental men not enjoy life is impossible, stupide...
    Sorry for my English I'm frensh.
    Peace.

  35. Pam Tufnell

    I find it hard to concentrate on the music while watching your videos

  36. Torey Davis

    I can't believe I've never seen this video until now. Love it!

  37. ian arboleda

    holy fuck what a video

  38. Mike K.

    At last... something is real with you

  39. Pedro Maranhão

    the track volume could be way higher

    MrDeer

    Pedro Maranhão it would kill the Dynamic of the song

    J G

    Pedro Maranhão Turn it up.

    KamiSawZe

    @MrDeer The volume is a lot higher on iTunes. Dynamics sound fine, I think just this video has the volume way down.

  40. Just a Regular Guy

    Anyone from before the flood?

  41. Killah Kam

    Maybe my favorite MA Album

  42. Evgeny Reshetnikov

    It is metaphor for breakup, you suffer, need her like water and something like that, but then after some time you just "head out to find some water". Not that hard.

    trance dj

    i think it was alcohol and he was gonna set himself on fire? ? idk ??

  43. lesclaypool0727

    Rare electronic music which art!

  44. Pedro César

    Faaak1, this is superb!

  45. snake plissken

    actually 1 of the best

  46. Кирилл Козлов

    напоинает мои мысли, временами. из пустого в порожнее...

  47. Feather Black

    Massive is subtile.

  48. Susika Simo

    Maasssssiiiivvveeee 👌🏾

  49. Robert Kuchta

    Kocham.

  50. Feniks Gordon Freeman

    I have for a bit another understanding meaning of this video.

    Man in this video lost his memories, but he remember... not a lot. His memories sometimes returns to him - warm, gentle memories about his family, house, when everything was good.

    But at the same time, reality are not so good. This man is stuck between lost memories and lost reality

  51. enola vaher

    Its TV on the Radio, whom I really love so its cool to hear them playing with MA.

  52. michael Abbott

    where would we be without water.   Goddess of water :)     <3

  53. Ben gszy

    Did he ejaculate at 5:11?

    Ana Castelan

    weirdest way to call the tears..

    Nur Lowe

    (spit out soda)!!

  54. Steve Veatch

    I like this song, but the resolution of the video leaves a bit to be desired. Can we get at least 720p?

  55. Matthew W Baer

    Why is it so quiet.

  56. JSinthe States

    The "camera operator" never made it into film school! I thought we were beyond, evolved past violence perpetrated on women!

    John S.

    +JSinthe States What?

  57. MattCordell

    Why does she juggle with a soccer ball?

  58. Paranoid Ruby

    Por qué hay muchos vídeos de Massive attack bloqueados?

    Øu†is [NEMO][Nadie][Hallie]

    Seguro que les falta un registro :3.
    A veces sólo están disponibles para algunos paises ( filosofía de mercado capital) y ya después de algún tiempo, ¡bam!, video habilitado para todos.

    Paranoid Ruby

    Oooh, gracias por aclarar mi duda :))

  59. thehospitalofsongs

    Bowie enjoyed this album a lot.

    ZVG

    @Dsa Sfsafds what celebrity doesn't like death grips?.... i'm dead serious, almost all of them worship them.

    YaggaYaggaYa

    ZVG I honestly don't get the obsession with Death Grips, the parodies of their music sound much better than the original, they're glorified noisemakers.

    Joël DI DOMIZIO

    Not surprising ! "Helogoland" is such a fucking amazing great album !!!

    -xX666Archain666Xx- I Approved by China 1927-1949

    @YaggaYaggaYa aka "musicians"

  60. Bashar Vladimirovitch

    Drops on rocks fall fast and fleeting
    Hearts and wings commence to beating
    Woods unseen with all believing
    Vision walls fall all receding

    Nur Lowe

    Bashar Vladimirovitch-The singer is the dude from TV on the radio right ?

    AndyQ

    Yep. This track got me onto TVOR so thank you again Massive Attack!

  61. GASTON BENGOLEA

    Vengan a Argentina y traigan su libro y camisetas

    Øu†is [NEMO][Nadie][Hallie]

    ¿libro en un concierto? ¿Se podrá leer en tamaño 11? Mejor sería sólo música y camisetas( ¡wow! Mira qué gente tan cálida se ven con sus camisetas. Son verdaderos fans. Viva el país. ¡Wow! Pedazo de fans que hay por acá y qué recibimiento, ¡por dios!, que se nos cae el estadio)

    GASTON BENGOLEA

    Jaja que 3d tire un libro jaja

    Øu†is [NEMO][Nadie][Hallie]

    jaja un  aerolibro.

    GASTON BENGOLEA

    Jajajaja estaria re piola que vengan con tricky

  62. F. Hawk

    Pray for another amazing Massive Attack album.

    Ever heard of Story of a Hero by Lucid Rivers?

  63. Dan DiCiuccio

    This music video sucks, but man I love this song. 

  64. Arran D'Arcy

    I didnt get the ending! Can someone explain to me what he was going out to do! My senses of deduction are failing me!

    Dee-Jay-Gee-Bee

    Find water.

    Yuyine Perez Yee

    Find water in an apocaliptical world.... abrassive heat :(

  65. Matt Okazaki

    I don't understand the video

    Bluzme

    @Matt l then you don't understand the song either

    Matt Okazaki

    Lol this comment is a year old I understand it now

    Bluzme

    @Matt l alright i was just in a bad mood, so nevermind me

    Maria Konik

    +Bluzme still listening to MA

    Bluzme

    @Maria Konik you or me? 

  66. Avalanche

    Who's the singer? He has such a great voice

    Dee-Jay-Gee-Bee

    @Ciara A. Yep, it's the same on Heligoland. 

    Dee-Jay-Gee-Bee

    @munyut nyot Sorry?

    Dee-Jay-Gee-Bee

    @munyut nyot Yeah I didn't get it, no worries though.

    David Taylor

    Damon albarn?

    Dee-Jay-Gee-Bee

    @David Taylor
    He guests on the album, but not this track. Saturday Come Slow is the one Damon sings on (plus he did some instrumentation on a couple of others).

  67. doctorrandomiise

    Sounds like MrCreepyPasta.

  68. Y M

    I can't seem to comprehend the meaning of this video. Any help?

    michael Abbott

    I see it as water is life. without water we don't live. I think the egg means life women are the source of life when women are pregrant we as a child start of in ''water" could be that was the wife or gf and she has a child and she refuses to get rid of the baby

    angry grouse

    Pregrant

  69. fluffycake1

    Love UK music and the Bristol Sound. Dark and beautiful.
    Long live Massive Attack and other Bristol acts like Portishead, Tricky, Smith and Mighty, Roni Size, Kosheen, AllFlaws

    echo chamber

    nice list

    berbatov3890

    Bristol is a pretty dope spot. I grew up 40 mins from there, it's got so much good live music.

    Ḡαღ♭ℓ℮ℳαḓм@η

    Yeah, pound for pound Bristol are the champs of UK downtempo/triphop  imo ... coming from a Londoner.

    Black Blood

    Yes the alluring sensual music I love it 😍

    Baz Wax

    Just named three of my all time faves ........got to love Bristol from Edinburgh, 20 odd years after the fact still so easy to lose yourself in their “current “ vibes 🤯🤤😍

  70. Nuno Orlando

    I guess you feel things my friend, have a nice day.

  71. jon3to5

    HAHA I GET IT BECAUSE IT'S THE ENTIRE VIDEO!!!!!!!!!

  72. SrForesighT

    Esto tenía que haber sido parte del soundtrack de The Book of Eli

  73. Harrison Pereira

    Thanks for the other tips dude, keep going!

  74. m3ph15t0

    4:20 -> sublime

  75. David Gonzalez

    you'll love it here mate

  76. Beardyable

    then it's agreed! biscuits for all!

  77. Beardyable

    close but no biscuit, you have to work for your reward puppy

  78. Beardyable

    Troll harder sunshine

  79. Beardyable

    I never layed claim to a position of truth, merely a neutral comment, it's a thing called speculation. For you to say I am wrong and you are right in something completely ambiguous makes you a bigot.

  80. Beardyable

    which makes it first person singular, not a universally accepted position of right and wrong, in your opinion I am wrong, however others may disagree with mine and yours. just because one has objectively identified something as wrong or right does not make it so. It merely exists

  81. Beardyable

    Right and wrong are subjective just like good and evil

  82. Beardyable

    lol ta very much, but the beauty of art is we all interpret it our own way, some see joy where others see sorrow

  83. Beardyable

    I see this video with a more dark undertone to it, I see all the dust and lack of water as his guilt, the egg that no longer exists except within his psychosis could symbolise a lost child (possibly aborted) he breaks it representing the pressure he put on his wife to give it up and when she refused he killed her in the bath, the lone drop on the dust could be blood, and when he walks outside the sandstorm again showing his guilt and clouded reality which he has to live everyday.

  84. DrWULFRAN

    4,2O Eargasm....Tunde goes Celestial !

  85. masrahmanvideo

    Well spotted, mate!

  86. loneorrea

    4:20 is so perfect

  87. DHScherocha

    Look over to the right, see a One Direction video with 50 million views, see this with only 130 odd thousand, lose a little faith in humanity. A great song for it, anyway.

  88. Justin Gonzalez

    Before I saw the video I had a very different interpretation of the song. The lyrics "As they learn to see through flames" and of course "Pray for rain" made me envision a sort of ancient tribe of humans having their village destroyed by wildfire. As they're prayers for water were not answered their homes as well as much of their culture was meaninglessly obliterated by flames leaving them homeless and desperate. I'm sort of let down by the actual video. Epic song nonetheless.

  89. Bluzme

    I think it's some kind of statement like: save the water cause it's one of our most precious assets and it's not endless, or something like that

  90. Bluzme

    how depressing

  91. Justin Gonzalez

    I love this song but don't really understand the music video.....

  92. bobsled-philosophy

    My age is irrelevant and I love Massive Attack. :D

  93. Jonathan Avitua

    After watching this I finally realize what this song is about...

  94. Amarillo DeLirio

    im 1 year old and i lyke gud musick