There is no object I love more than a pen. A pen is a voice – it is an antennae to the divine – the world known as “the rain cloud of knowable things” in some traditions.
Before you songwriters rush off to write “the rain cloud” song of your own, here’s a version I wrote with Shane Alexander, one of indie folk rock’s finest stars who has opened for Seal and Jewel and is liked by Derek Sivers.
The lyrics are printed here by permission:
Rain Cloud Of Knowable Things
words and music by:
Waking up from a daydream
Waking up from a place where I am free from harm
Was it another lifetime
Felt so far away from where we are
I never thought I'd find
This peace inside my mind
Oh rain cloud of knowable things
Falling down like silver strings
Tying me back to the place
With all the stars in outer space
Oh rain cloud in my head
Tell me what I should've said
To be, who I ought to be
Oh rain cloud, rain down on me
Sick of the way I'm living
Tired of always waiting for the strength start
Maybe I'll be forgiven
For every time I should've opened up and shared my heart
Repeat Pre-Chorus & Chorus
Why would you lie
You been right before my eyes
Am I finally getting wise?
Repeat Pre-Chorus and Chorus
© 2012 Buddhaland Music (BMI) Hillbilly Culture (SESAC)
You can purchase the recorded version of “Raincloud of Knowable Things” here and tell Shane we say hi.
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