Rain King

Album: August And Everything After (1993)
Charted: 49 66
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  • 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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Comments: 2

  • 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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