♫ Rainy Day People ♫

The mind wanders … at 2:00 a.m. … at age 68 … at times when it is troubled.  I was rolling smokes tonight … a pain, but it saves me around $2,000 per year, so well worth it … and I found myself humming this one.  Why?  I dunno.

There is almost no trivia I can find on this one by Gordon Lightfoot, other than when he was once asked who his rainy day people are, he replied ….

“That one is so easy, it’s the family. It’s the extended family. They are the rainy day people.”

I read the lyrics, listened to the music, and … I have lots of ‘rainy day people’ … if you are reading this today, you’re most likely one of them, and I thank you from the core of my being.  Love ‘n hugs to you all …

Rainy Day People
Gordon Lightfoot

Rainy day people always seem to know when it’s time to call
Rainy day people don’t talk
They just listen till they’ve heard it all
Rainy day lovers don’t lie when they tell you
They’ve been down like you
Rainy day people don’t mind if you’re cryin’ a tear or two

If you get lonely, all you really need is that rainy day love
Rainy day people all know there’s no sorrow
They can’t rise above
Rainy day lovers don’t love any others
That would not be kind
Rainy day people all know how it hangs
On their peace of mind

Rainy day lovers don’t lie when they tell you
They’ve been down there, too
Rainy day people don’t mind if you’re cryin’ a tear or two

Rainy day people always seem to know
When you’re feelin’ blue
High stepping strutters who land in the gutters
Sometimes need one, too
Take it or leave it or try to believe it,
If you’ve been down too long,
Rainy day lovers don’t hide love inside, they just pass it on

Rainy day lovers don’t hide love inside, they just pass it on

Songwriters: Gordon Lightfoot
Rainy Day People lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc

13 thoughts on “♫ Rainy Day People ♫

  1. Jill, you may recall, this is one of the two songs that I use to define my wife. She is “rainy day people” giving people an ear or a soft place to land. If he is still touring, Lightfoot puts on an enjoyable concert. Since my car is a 2007, I have a six CD player. The Best of Gordon Lightfoot has never been removed from disk 5. Keith

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    • Ha ha … I get the two mixed up in my mind, too! Interestingly, remember how neither of us could remember if I had played “Hold On”, and it turned out I had in October 2018? Well, I checked and I played “Everyday People” in November 2018, a month later! I will play it again soon, though, for it’s a good one!
      Cwtch

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  2. A great Canadian poet who entertains the world. Like Leonard Cohen, and Joni Mitchell, they are in a class of their own.
    Being Canadian is more than an accident of birth, there is a quiet strength in the good ones. Bullies knock us down, but we just get back up and keep on going.

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