Rainy Day Man

Words and Music by :  James Taylor

Recorded by Harry Belafonte:
Recording date: 1971
Playing time: 3:32
LP : LSP4481, CL42216, 341990
Tape: P8S1679

Also recorded by:
James Taylor


What good did that happy lie
All you wanted from the start was to cry girl

It looks like another fall
Your friends don't seem to help at all
Now when you're feeling kind of cold and small
Just look up your rainy day man

It does you no good to pretend
You've made a hole much too big to mend
And it looks like you lose my friend
So go home and look up your rainy day man

Our rainy day man don't like sunshine
He don't chase rainbows
He don't need good times
Grey days roll
And then you'll see him
Empty feeling
Lord you need him

All those noble thoughts they don't belong
You can't hide the truth with a happy song
And since you knew where you stood all along
Just call on your rainy man