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 1.     "RAINTOWN"                                          2
 1.1.   Born in a storm                                     2
 1.2.   Raintown                                            2
 1.3.   Ragman                                              3
 1.4.   Be looks like spenser tracy now                     4
 1.5.   Loaded                                              5
 1.6.   When will you (make my telephone ring)              5
 1.7.   Chocolate girl                                      6
 1.8.   Dignity                                             7
 1.9.   The very thing                                      8
 1.10.  Love's great fears                                  8
 1.11.  Town to be blamed                                   9

                               2 
                       ** Deacon Blue ***
 
 
                         1. "RAINTOWN"
 
                           (p) 1987
 
 
1.  Born in a Storm
2.  Raintown
3.  Ragman
4.  He Looks Like Spencer Tracy Now
5.  Loaded
6.  When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)
7.  Chocolate Girl
8.  Dignity
9.  The Very Thing
10. Love's  Great Fears
11. Town To Be Blamed
 
 
      1.1. Born in a storm
 
 
that hurricane day
will soon pass away
and someone will sweep
all the jetsam back into the bay
 
and you'll come down
like you always did
and knock on my door
like the big bad wind
born in a storm
is that the only excuse you can give
born in a storm
is that all you're going to live?
 
 
      1.2. Raintown
 
 
it's a rain-dirt-town-job hurts, but it don't pay
all these calls they're making been driving you insane
but don't you see, don't you understand
i'm waiting for my phone to ring to make me all i am
you're in the suburbs waiting for somewhere to go
i'm down here working on some dumb show
in a rain town
rain town
rain down
on all those tired eyes and tears and frowns
rain town
rain town
rain down
on all those days you're not around
it takes a big hearted girl from the north country
					you can tell
how you paid these bills and went through heaven and hell
and you cried and you travelled and you spat
				but you never asked, when
how long, how long how long is this pain

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                       ** Deacon Blue ***
 
 
you're on for three minutes trying hard to say hello
i'm down here working on some dumb show
in a rain town
rain town
rain down
on all those tired eyes and tears and frowns
rain town
rain town
rain down
on all those days you're not around
you're sitting at home listening to your radio
listening for some old friend talking on some dumb show
in a rain town
rain town
rain down
on all those tired eyes and tears and frowns
rain town
rain town
rain down
on all those days you're not around
 
 
      1.3. Ragman
 
 
offered her a roof
the rain had made it shine
offered her a song
that wasn't really mine
i showed her all my things
she offered me belongings
she thought i was the ragman
she offered me possessions
and tied them in a knot
wrapped it in a note
i kept it in my pocket
i showed her all my things
she offered my belongings
she thought i was the ragman
i came to her too soon
she should have had a ragdoll
and wound up with a ragman
wings and kites and wedding rings
all these charms i said i'd bring
i showed her all my things
she offered me belongings
she thought i was the ragman
baby you're a rich man
lost in a small world
looking for a ragdoll
and wound up with a ragman
with a ragman
a ragman

                               4 
                       ** Deacon Blue ***
 
 
      1.4. Be looks like spenser tracy now
 
 
	"We were right to Enola Gay when she
	dropped the bomb. It was I who got the
	pictures. Well I didn't put the films in my
	brassiere or up mc ass but I got them. Still I
	got caught in Albuquerque".
		Harold Agnew, "Time" July 29 1985
	(Harold Agnew) "has the paunch of a
	man of 64 who was an athlete 40 yeas
	ago. He looks like Spencer Tracy Now".
		Roger Rosenblatt "Time" July 29 1985
there's a shadow on his photograph
on tinian '45
smiling like a college boy
who's glad to be alive
but now he owns a factory
and a store in los alamos
a wife called weverly
sells second hand ford motors
he may have taken pictures
got caught in albuquerque
flown in "great artiste"
along the mushroom cloud
he may be a senator
a general or a turn key
but he looks like spencer tracy now
and he cries all night
and he cries all night
and he cries all night
and he cries all night
and he may have been with oppenheimer
and shaken einstein's hand
said, "did we have to drop the bomb?"
"you bet - to save this land"
but he was only taking pictures
around the critical mass
while the troops on tinian island
sang follow-the-wouncing-ball
white christmas
and he may be a nationalist
or a physicist or a pacifist
but he's just taking pictures
and he'll do it anyhow
but i've seen that movie
of doctor jekyll and mr. Hyde
and i know he looks like
spencer tracy now
and he cries all night
and he cries all night
and he cries all night
and he cries all night
and he cries all night
and he cries all night
and he cries all night
and he cries all night

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                       ** Deacon Blue ***
 
 
      1.5. Loaded
 
 
you sing, you walk, you talk, you care
about nothing
sometimes you feel that life has treated
you wrong
i've got a feeling you know what the
score is, baby
but it's hard when you're sitting there
surrounded by friends
i've got a love
that i cling on to
and i'll stay there
stay there to the end
i have found an answer
i don't think you don't care
just you laugh, cause you're loaded
and things are different from there
i have found an answer
i don't think you don't care
just you laugh, cause you're loaded
and things are different from there
you walk and you talk and you sing and
you shout and you justify about anything
and you rant and you rave and you hope
and ou say nothing
and you eat and you drink and you dress
and you live as if no one else did, baby
no one else like you lives out in
this world
i've got a love
that i cling on to
and i'll stay there
stay there to the end
i have found an answer
i don't think you don't care
just you laugh, cause you're loaded
and things are different from there
 
 
      1.6. When will you (make my telephone ring)
 
 
ple blue eyes
sme old house, no ties
a little bit older, but no so
worldly wise
that i can't see
your  light's on me
making me regretfully say
 
the wonder of it all was you
and underneath it all it wasn't true
i want you in everything, in everything
in anithing i do
when will you make my phone ring
and tell me i can't give you anything,
anything at all now

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                       ** Deacon Blue ***
 
 
tiny steps
from ruthless legs
when you've been walking so long
don't you rest
 
from disharmony
from disunity
from anything that isn't you and me
the wonder of it all was you
and underneath it all it wasn't true
 
i want you in everything, in everything
in anything i do
when will you make my phone ring
and tell me i can't give you anything,
anything, anything at all now
i'm tired of chasing old dreams
tired of wasting days
tired of waking mornings
just to wait for you till late
tired of searching high
tired of getting low
tired of listening hard
just to wait for you to know
i want you in everything, in everything
in anything i do
when will you make my phone ring
and tell me i can't give you anything, anything at all now
 
 
      1.7. Chocolate girl
 
 
alan doesn't understand her
he only thinks in numbers
he only drinks in restaurants
where the girls are fully covered
and he can't trust his yearnings
and he doesn't like pretending
his temper's stretched so much by work
his heart needs gentle rending
he calls her the chocolate girl
cause he thinks she melts when he
touches her
she knows she's the chocolate girl
cause she's broken up and swallowed and
wrapped in bits of silver
alan doesn't understand this
he says he's only human
so he still lights up with old flames
as if to try to prove it
and he doesn't like emotion
cause he's not certain of their ardour
if pouting causes so much fun
then breaking hearts is harder

                               7 
                       ** Deacon Blue ***
 
 
he calls her the chocolate girl
cause he thinks she melts when he
touches her
she knows she's the chocolate girl
cause she's broken up and swallowed and
wrapped in bits of silver
alan doesn't understand her
he thinks it's getting harder
so he spends the night with old friends
underneath the covers
and he talks about the chocolate girl
and how he thinks she melts when he
touches her
and that she knows she's the chocolate girl
cause she's broken up and swallowed
and wrapped in bits of silver
he calls her the chocolate girl
cause he thinks she melts when he
touches her
she knows she's the chocolate girl
cause she's broken cup and swallowed and
wrapped in bits of silver
 
 
      1.8. Dignity
 
 
there's a man i meet walks up our street
he's a worker for the council
has been twenty years
and he takes no lip off nobody
and litter off the gutter
puts it in a bag
and never thinks to mutter
and he packs his lunch in a "sunblest" bag,
the children call him bogie
he never lets on but i know
'cause he once told me
he let me know a secret
about the money in his kitty
he's gonna buy a dinghy,
gonna call her "dignity"
and i'll sail her up the west coast
through villages and towns
i'll be on my holidays
and they'll be doing their rounds
they'll ask me how i got her
i'll say i saved my money
they'll say, isn't she pretty
that ship called dignity
and i'm telling this story
in a far away scene
sipping down raki
and reading maynard keynes
and i'm thinking about home
and all that that means
and a place in the winter for dignity

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                       ** Deacon Blue ***
 
 
and i'll sail her up the west coast
through villages and towns
i'll be on my holidays
and they'll be doing their rounds
they'll ask me how i got her
i'll say i saved my money
they'll say, isn't she pretty
that ship called dignity
and i'm thinking about home
 
and i'm thinking about faith
 
and i'm thinking about work
and i'm thinking how good it would be
to be here some day
on a ship called dignity
a ship called dignity
 
 
      1.9. The very thing
 
 
one day all of us will work
we'll stand outside this orchard
and we'll talk
when all is said and all is done
we'll still be thinking about home
they say that love might be the very thing
and making love is more than anything
and all these things like buildings
and places
and memories
and faces
don't count for anything
i'll gladly draw the lines of duty
watching summer turn to gold
she's not content with responsibility
she wants to have and then to hold
they say that love might be the very thing
and making love is more than anything
and all these things like buildings
and places
and memories
and faces
don't count for anything
 
 
      1.10. Love's great fears
 
 
you know the agony of seeing
it all slip away
and maybe how you'd be happy
just to talk it out straight
slipping away

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                       ** Deacon Blue ***
 
 
about the danger of believing
in plans in hand
about the role that you have
in this delicate plan
slipping away
let's talk it out now
let's name them one by one
love's great fears
cant't you see them burn
twist and turn
as you walk and learn
you know the dangers of believing
that the summer's gone
and with the failing light
the feeling that love is falling
slipping away
if you believe in the dangers
that you suppose you think it
can tumble down
and none of us knows
it's all slipping away
let's talk it out now
let's name them one by one
love's great fears
can't you see them burn
twist and turn
as you walk and learn
 
 
      1.11. Town to be blamed
 
 
close your eyes
and go to sleep
from the howling, howling
over these streets
people stare
cause you're so mad
that wild, wild spark
that innocent laugh
but baby that's this town
it won't happen next time
yeah baby that's this town
lovers on love downs
it's this town to be blamed
at the top of the block
there's the church
at the top of the tower
there's the clock
and it rings
and it sighs
cause there's no time
for all these lies
but baby that's this town
it won't happen next time
yeah baby that's this town
lovers on love downs
it's this town to be blamed

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                       ** Deacon Blue ***
 
 
baby take a walk
round to my house
throw off these tired eyes
and tears and these frowns
take that lane
so narrow and deep
and walk those regrets
that fill your sleep
you say your sleep is naked
and your dreams are clothed
but what about your footsteps
who sees them go
who lets you know
about these things
who's gonna say
the things we think
so take your keys
and pack your bags
but leave your books
and leave your maps
cause baby that's this town
it won't happen next time
yeah baby that's this town
it won't happen next time
yeah baby that's this town
it won't happen next time
sure baby that's this town
lovers on love downs
it's this town to be blamed
it's this town to be blamed
work work work
rain rain rain
home home home
again
work work work
rain rain rain
home home home
again
work work work
rain rain rain
home home home
again
work
rain
home

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