Red Earth & Pouring Rain

Album: Red Earth & Pouring Rain (2016)


  • 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 "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."


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