Old Man in a Rainstorm

from by Lovers of Fiction

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Words and Music by Dan Sonenberg.


Old man in a rainstorm
Driving alone in the hollowest part of the night
Doesn't notice the weather
Doesn't notice the water
Doesn't notice the light

Thinking of choices he made
When he was young and hopelessly committed
Always being afraid
Never seeing the world for who was in it

Older and wiser
Faster and faster
All my plans lead to change and disaster
Old is better
When it comes to forgetting
When it comes to accepting
The package you're getting

And he thinks of a woman he knew
In the corners of days half a lifetime ago
How she laughed and caressed him with effortless style
How she wanted him so

Thinking of what might have been
If he was bold and made a tough decision
Instead of thinking of sin
Fearing voices of judgment and derision


Older and older
Colder and colder
And you never thought
It wouldn't last
Or that there'd be no second pass

In the dark of the night
In the cold of the car
He is lost to the signals and pushes his foot to the floor
And the whir of the wind
And the scream of the motor
Make for a mesmerizing roar

Thinking about it again
Like he has a thousand nights before
And then it comes to an end
All regret fades away
It don't matter no more


na, na na na na, na na na na, na na na na {etc.}


from Long Overdue, released December 18, 2015
Sam Chandler: bass, backing vocals
Mark Dennis: drums, guitar overdubs
Jimmy Dority: Guitar, backing vocals
Dan Sonenberg: Piano, microKorg, lead vocal

Joey Dupis and Jeremy Binette trumpets
Tim Burns, horn
Alyson Spencer-Reed, trombone
Joshua LaChance, tuba

Chorus and Kazoo ensemble: Joey Dupuis
Launa Kliever
Carleton Mabee
Jennifer McCleod
Bryan McCleod
Zach McKewan
Sheila McKinley
Ashleigh St. Pierre
Doug Swift
Liam Swift



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Lovers of Fiction Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine-based indie rock band Lovers of Fiction formed when classical composer and University of Southern Maine professor Dan Sonenberg surprised three former students by asking them to join his rock band.

Read more at www.loversoffiction.com
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