Looks Like Rain

from by Nancy K Dillon

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one hot summer day in the Texas Panhandle my sister and I drove straight into the teeth of a big ol' storm. I was thinking of that day and how I love porch swings when I wrote this song

From "Roses Guide To Time Travel" CD
© Nancy K. Dillon 2010

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Looks Like Rain

Looks like rain off in the distance
On the plains, up in the hills
Cold North wind blows the porch swing
Come on in or you'll get chilled
Come on in, Looks like rain

Once our days were sweet and sunny
Our long evenings ended wild
Once our dawns brought dreams and danger
But that's all done now, ain't it, child?
Summer's gone, now it looks like rain

I never saw the sky so black
Or clouds in fond embrace with frozen ground
I want to take off running
To the center of the storm
Bearing down right now

Looks like rain, I can hear the thunder
Loud as open gates of hell
Sounds like rolling dice down under
When it comes, you just can't tell
Come on in, looks like rain

You'll never see the wind look back
Or waste a single breath upon the past
I want to take off running
To the center of the storm
Bearing down so fast

© 2010 Nancy K. Dillon

credits

from Roses Guide To Time Travel, released March 22, 2010
Nancy K Dillon ~ Vocals/Guitar
Stacy Phillips ~ Dobro
Paul Elliott ~ Fiddle
Steve Smith ~ Mandolin
Chuck Deardorf ~ Upright Bass

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Nancy K Dillon Seattle, Washington

On her album, Roses Guide to Time Travel, Nancy K. Dillon maps the road West; the dusty highways that conjure up images like Kerouac's road trips, traveling dustbowl carnivals, and free-spirited 70s hipsters. Inspired by Oklahoma & Texas troubadours Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, and Kevin Welch, Dillon's songs are short stories about characters that populate true American life. ... more

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