The Man Who Loves the Rain Releases Gigs Lyrics Comments

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock
Performances
37

Releases

Title Artist Label Type Year
The Man Who Loved the Rain Robyn Hitchcock Internet 2020
Shufflemania! Robyn Hitchcock Tiny Ghost Records Album 2022

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US August 26, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US August 28, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK September 11, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK September 27, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK January 27, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK February 19, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK March 10, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK August 25, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Private House Sydney New South Wales Australia March 03, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock Private House Nashville Tennessee US August 17, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock The Cornish Bank Falmouth England UK September 13, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock The Barrel House Ballroom Totnes England UK September 14, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock Redgrave Theatre Bristol England UK September 15, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock Corn Exchange (Hertford) Hertford England UK September 20, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock South Street Arts Center Reading England UK September 21, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock The Lighthouse Deal England UK September 22, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock Norwich Puppet Theatre Norwich England UK September 23, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock Madam Felle Bergen Norway September 29, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock Venskaben Asker Norway October 02, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock Bar Moskus Trondheim Norway October 04, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK October 07, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK October 12, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK October 19, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock Unknown Hotel Amsterdam Netherlands October 21, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock The Lounge at World Café Live Philadelphia Pennsylvania US November 03, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock WXPN Philadelphia Pennsylvania US November 03, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock Cafe Nine New Haven Connecticut US November 06, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock Relix Media Group New York New York US November 08, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock WNYC - Soundcheck New York New York US November 08, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US November 10, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock Eddie's Attic Decatur Georgia US November 12, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock The Basement Nashville Tennessee US November 16, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock Studentsamfunnet Driv Tromsø Norway November 25, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK November 30, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK December 28, 2022
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK January 11, 2023

Comments

The song is based on list of unused book titles by Raymond Chandler and was initially written and recorded for a project organized by writer Gina Arnold. The original title was 'The Man Who Loved the Rain' but Robyn subsequently changed it is 'Loves'. Robyn's original recording can be heard on Soundcloud here

Lyrics

Respect the dead
You will be joining them soon
Honour your mother and father
And all of the folks
On the moon

In watery handwriting scattered in drops
On my window pane
He wrote: “I am the weathervane
I’m the man who loves the rain”

Don’t last too long
The world changes under your feet
Life is eternal life is so brief and
Life is so sweet
Sweeter than even a fox in a hole
Or a thought in a brain.

He wrote: “I am the weathervane
Swaying with every feeling that hits me again and again
I’m the man who loves the rain
The man who loves the rain”

You have two graves
Your name’s on both of them
I like to keep people guessing as well when I’m close to them
I have two clouds
Both of them hard to contain
One of them showers the flowers
The other one bursts into flames

I am the weathervane
Love me or leave me
You have to believe me
I’ll jump your train

I’m the man who loves the rain
The man who loves the rain

Don’t try to go
Don’t try to remain
I’m the man who loves the rain