Calling Card

Album: Calling Card (1976)
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  • Well, the rain ain't fussy about where it lands
    It'll find you no matter where you stand
    It's gonna rain brother, and it's gonna rain hard
    When the blues comes calling with it's calling card

    It ain't so funny when you'd rather die
    Ain't no pleasure when that girl don't reply
    To your love sick letter that you wrote in tears
    About feeling so bad for a million years

    Watch out brother, be alert
    Whatever you do, don't show that hurt
    Don't show that hurt

    I've been subjected, I've been so distressed
    Come back baby, to clean up this mess
    Clean up this mess

    It ain't so funny when you'd rather die
    Ain't no pleasure when that girl don't reply
    To your lovesick letter that you wrote in tears
    About feeling so bad for a million years

    Yeah, the rain ain't fussy about where it falls
    It rains on one like it rains on all
    But when it falls brother, it's gonna rain hard
    When the blues comes calling with it's calling card

    Watch out brother, be alert
    Whatever you do, don't show that hurt
    Don't show that hurt Writer/s: RORY GALLAGHER
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Mike Bleathman from Yeovil A wonderful guitarist, saw Rory a few times over the years. Bless his battered strat, and his check lumberjack shirt. A rocking rhythm section too.
  • Lorcan from Dubh Linn, IrelandI've been using songfacts a long time, only registered when i seen this...........

    Yes Rory has some unreal talent when playing/entertaining live but that statement is more of a personal opinion, this song is a top tune, Gery and Lou are as Ace said, under-rated, who isn't when standing next to the Gallagher fella. decent- needs to be re-written in my opinion.

    Definitely a strange write up, no offense, no real information about the track. I know a lot of Rory information is hard to get but......nothing you cant learn from listening to it with the copy in your hand.
  • Ace from Otaki, New ZealandWoh, bit of a strange write up. The studio version is great, to say there are better live versions is purely subjective. As for "decent keyboard and bass work" that really is an insult to Lou Martin and Gerry McAvoy. They are very under-rated, which often happens in a situation where the so-called band "leader" is so brilliant.
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