Patti Scialfa - Rainy Day Man

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Coverinfo

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Songinfo

'Rainy ay Man' is a song written by Patti Scialfa and released on her 2007 album Play It As It Lays. Bruce Springsteen contributed to the studio recording of the song, playing electric guitar.
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Patti Scialfa's notes about the song:

Dylan had "Rainy Day Woman," didn't he? Later I remembered James Taylor had a song called "Rainy Day Man" that Bonnie Raitt also recorded. What happened is that we went in to record this very serious song and I had all the musicians at the house and the song was just boring me to death. So right in the middle of recording that song, I said, "I wrote this other song in the shower this morning and I hear this really fun beat behind it. Let's give that a try." So we just derailed ourselves and put down this track instead. This song also gave me a chance to be light and have some fun and experiment with some of those out harmonies like Prince does.

Lyrics


(He's my rainy day man, child, rainy day man)

You can turn off that big light
Oh, you've got it
Gonna wrap you up like a satin valentine
Put you in my pocket
When I was sad and sorry
I lay my prayers down at his gate
Some have tried before to save me
They were just to late
Here it comes
Hey, my rainy day man
Here it comes
My rainy day man (ah ah ah ah ah ah)

All my troubles, all just drippin' away
I was drownin' in the shadows
Freezing in the burning light
I drank his holy water
And it fixed me up just right
Here it comes (here it comes)
Hey, my rainy day man (ah ah ah ah ah ah)
Here it comes (here it comes)
Hey, my rainy day man (ah ah ah ah ah ah)

(Kisses, sweeter than honey)
(Kisses, on my tongue)
(I try to pour the sugar on me) My rainy day man, my rainy day man
(Sugar, sugar, sugar, baby, bang bang, touch) My rainy day man, my rainy day

I got a love so sweet,
Got an awesome touch
Sometimes you pay the price
For wanting something so much
But that's alright,
Oh, 'cause you have it
Something to believe in
Built in faith and concrete trust
Seven days and seven nights, it tightens me right up
Here it comes (here it comes)
Hey, my rainy day man (ah ah ah ah ah ah)
Here it comes (here it comes)
Ooh, my rainy day man (ah ah ah ah ah ah) (Rainy day man)
Here it comes (kisses, sweeter than honey)
My rainy day man
(Kisses, on my tongue)
Here it comes
(That's right, pour the sugar on me)
My rainy day man
(Sugar, sugar, sugar, baby, bang bang, touch)
Here it comes
(Sugar, sugar, sugar, baby, bang bang, touch)
Here it comes
(Sugar, sugar, sugar, baby)
Rainy day man
(Sugar, sugar, sugar, baby)
Rainy day man
(Sugar, sugar, sugar, baby)
My rainy day man
(Sugar, sugar, sugar, baby)
Hey, my rainy day man
(Sugar, sugar, sugar, baby)
My rainy day man
(Sugar, sugar, sugar, baby)