When I think of heaven Deliver me in a black-winged bird I think of flying down into a sea of pens and feathers And all other instruments of faith and sex and God In the belly of a black-winged bird Don't try to feed me 'Cause I've been here before and I deserve a little more
I belong in the service of the Queen I belong anywhere but in between She's been crying, I've been thinking And I am the rain king
I said mama, mama, mama Why am I so alone? I can't go outside, I'm scared, I might not make it home But I'm alive, but I'm sinking in If there's anyone home at your place Why don't you invite me in? Don't try to bleed me 'Cause I've been there before and I deserve a little more
I belong in the service of the Queen I belong anywhere but in between She's been lying, I've been sinking And I am the rain king
Hey, I only want the same as anyone Henderson is waiting for the sun Oh, it seems night endlessly begins and ends After all the dreaming I come home again
When I think of heaven Deliver me in a black-winged bird I think of dying Lay me down in a field of flame and heather Render up my body into the burning heart of God In the belly of a black-winged bird Don't try to bleed me 'Cause I've been here before and I deserve a little more
I belong in the service of the Queen I belong anywhere but in between She's been dying And I've been drinking and I am the rain king 'Cause I say I am the rain king 'Cause I say I am the rain king, yeah
Writer/s: ADAM FREDRIC DURITZ, BEN G MIZE, CHARLES THOMAS GILLINGHAM, DANIEL JOHN VICKREY, DAVID LYNN BRYSON, MATTHEW MARK MALLEY, STEVE BOWMAN
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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Chris from UsaI always thought the song was about reincarnation? Lyrics such as "I've been here before" and "I belong in the service of a queen" or " I belong anywhere but in between" I thought the rain king was a reference to the water cycle that is continuous and never ending like reincarnation?
Tim from ClarkdaleFor me Rain King is about a poet/songwriter/artist- Adam D of course. He is a complicated man, highly literate and he must compose and express as all artists do. A brief attempt to define himself can only result in messy, multi-faceted poetic image, splattered onto paper. The word messy works well here as he is also careless with people, particularly those close to him. True artists like Adam know their art and the requisite emotions that generate it (such as loneliness) are the primary thing, the only thing that matters. All other concerns are subordinate such as pesky women, whose fragile little hearts are routinely crushed. He is like a professional heartbreaker and I think quite conscious of what he is doing. I think Adam would be OK with me saying that most geniuses are a PITA. Love them at your own risk.
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