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music & lyrics: John Voorhees

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Better get the children inside, better close the windows tight
They’re saying on the radio there’s gonna be a thunderstorm tonight
It’s been too dry too long now, the grass has all turned brown
See that cumulonimbus forming, gonna wash some life into this town

You can almost hear the garden saying “Thank you”
You can almost feel relief beneath the ground
Hear the rock and roll men hummin’ that the thunderstorm is comin’
I been so dry I wish that I could drown, wish that I could drown

Everybody’s made of water, everybody smells the rain
Listen for the sound of thunder, make us feel like animals again
Better than the sweetest music, better than a mandolin
Better get the big umbrella, look at all the goosebumps on my skin

You can almost see the flowers doing warm-ups
You can almost see the trees stretch out their limbs
Doesn’t matter what you’re doin’, you know the storm is brewin’
You can feel it in the whistle of the wind, whistle of the wind

Say you want to go outside, say you want to take a ride
Well, be advised the skies are looking gray
And you don’t want to be exposed
When this kind of weather shows
But I might just go dancing on the lawn today

Are you ready for the rain now? (Yeah, yeah!)
Couldn’t be more ready if I played the harp like this

Better get the children inside, better close the windows tight
They’re saying on the radio they’re gonna was the gullies out tonight
There’s gonna be a storm

And you can almost hear the garden saying “Thank you”
You can almost feel relief beneath the ground
Doesn’t matter what you’re doin’, you know the storm is brewin’
And I been so dry I wish that I could drown, wish that I could drown
Wish that I could drown now
So bring it down now

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from The Story Is Everything, released May 17, 2012
John and Tanya Voorhees: all vocals
John: acoustic 6-string guitar, bass, harmonica, drums, shaker, tambourine, the floor
Tanya: acoustic 12-string guitar, mandolin

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