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Written in memory of Dan Hartman d.1994

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The message light was blinking as I walked in from the rain
The thunderclap erupted right outside my window pane
Across the cold Atlantic came a bolt out of the blue
I tried to lie and carry on but only thought of you

And it's raining in Connecticut
It's raining in LA
It's raining every place I go
Since you were blown away

Your laughter in the restaurant, the parties and champagne
The driven urge to prove yourself - to win and win again
The fortress that surrounded you - awards on all the walls
The demons in your darkness and the friends you never called

And it's raining in Connecticut, it's raining in LA
It's raining in the dead of night, it's raining every day
And it's raining in Australia - it's raining in Calais
It's raining every place I go since you were blown away

And I'm lost - tonight as I remember you
Your heart was even wider than your smile
And all you ever dreamed of was the one who'd love and hold you
As you carried on - now you're gone, gone gone

The echoes from the restaurant, of parties and champagne
The driven urge to win and win, your privacy and pain
The page of fading photographs, the bitter-tasting pill
The stranger we all knew so well... the friend we never will

And it's raining in Connecticut, it's raining in LA
It's raining in the dead of night, it's raining every day
It's raining in Australia - it's raining in Calais
It's raining every place I go since you were blown away

Yes it's raining in Connecticut, it's raining in LA
It's raining in the dead of night, been raining every day
Now it's raining in Australia, Bankok and Old Bombay
It's raining in the whole damn world
Since you were blown away

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from Having It Both Ways [1996], released February 2, 2013

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Tom Robinson London, UK

Tom Robinson (b.1950) is a UK songwriter & broadcaster first known in the 70s as an anti-racist and LGBT campaigner. He released 19 albums between 1975-2001 with various bands and has co-written songs with Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché. He's an award-winning presenter at BBC Radio 6 Music, and released Only The Now (his first album in 19 years) in October 2015. ... more

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