The title track of Bear's Den second album, this was based on a poem that guitarist Andrew Davie found in the Greenwood Bethlehem hotel in India. It reads:What could my mother be to yours?
What kin is my father to yours anyway?
And how did you and I meet ever?
But in love our hearts were as red earth and pouring rain
Drummer Kevin Jones told HMV.com
: "Andrew was out in India and he found this old Tamil poem that was called Red Earth & Pouring Rain. It inspired the first song for the album and it really summed up what we were going for. It gave us creative direction and if you've got a phrase that's always in your head, it's a good fixture."