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    Robert Earl Keen / Lyrics

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    "Not A Drop Of Rain" Lyrics

    Robert Earl Keen

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    Streets are almost empty, shops are all closed down
    There's not a soul left in the bar to tell my troubles to
    Think I'll walk down to the river that runs just south of town
    I hate like hell when there ain't nothin' left to do
    But stand beneath the river bridge and listen for the train
    It's been a long hot summer, not a drop of rain

    Well, I broke down in December, I headed for the coast
    I thought the wind and water would elevate my mind
    I surfaced in the springtime feelin' like a ghost
    Missin' more than ever the things I left behind
    Now I'm standin' on this riverbank and still cannot explain
    It's been a long hot summer, not a drop of rain

    My bag is full of letters, unopened and unread
    I'm sure they'd tell the story of worry and of form
    My heart is beating heavy with all we left unsaid
    And I swear to you I never meant you any harm
    This sacrifice and compromise could never stand the strain
    It's been a long hot summer, not a drop of rain

    Tonight I'll close my eyes again, try to see your face
    Listen for your voice to tell me it's alright to sleep
    Convince myself I'll wake up in another time and place
    Knowin' all the while that it's a promise I can't keep
    A string of broken promises, another link of chain
    It's been a long hot summer, not a drop of rain

    The children on the playground, the lovers in the shade
    Remind me of a life and time that feels more like a dream
    When the sound of love and laughter was the music that we played
    As we lay beside the waters of a never ending stream
    Now the stream has gone to hiding, the dream lives on in vain
    It's been a long hot summer, not a drop of rain

    The clouds are building slowly on the skyline to the east
    The wind and dust are dancing like the devil across the lake
    I could try to find a bottle or try to find a priest
    Salvation won't be traveling either road I take
    So I turn my collar to the wind that echoes this refrain
    It's been a long hot summer, not a drop of rain
    This song was submitted on February 14th, 2011 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Robert Earl Jr. Keen.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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