Joe Jencks

Let It Rain

from Poets, Philosophers, Workers, & Wanderers


One moment of mercy was all that it took

To drive me clean out of my head

A piece of my heart had been sleeping so long

I had given it for dead

Better than I have traveled this journey

And none have returned here unchanged

But the lilac’s in bloom and the thunderhead looms

And my lonely heart prays for the rain

Chorus

Let it rain, oh let it rain

Let the waters of love wash away all the pain

Let the hope of redemption be all that remains

Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain

When the ancients and mariners looked toward the heavens at night

Did they yearn for the day

Or were they transfixed by the wonders they saw

In the lights that guided their way

I need to believe that there is no sadness so great

That it cannot heal

But sometimes the longing inside, it consumes me so much

Well it’s all that I feel

I stand on the ledge

And I cling to the edge for dear life

Afraid to let go

What if love’s call pulls me into a free fall

What then

Oh tell me what then

Somewhere way out there, beyond right and wrong

There’s a place that I long to see

If I don’t return, I’ll be wishing you well

From wherever I happen to be

© 2013, 2017 - Joe Jencks, Turtle Bear Music, ASCAP

updated: 6 months ago