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Northern Rain

from Still Loving You [1986] by Tom Robinson

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Written 1986 by Hereward Kaye
for Hull Truck's production
of John Godber's "Cramp"

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We found so much to do
More to do... than we had the time
We'd chase whatever moved
Never lose... till I went down the mine

We knew, or thought we knew
All there was to know - like young men do
And we were happy too
Played the fool - till I went down the mine
Life was just one big round
The rain was never pissing down

Grey and slanting northern rain
Will our lives ever feel the same
You wave the boys off - what a game
Washed up, dried up, put away
Staring at the window pane
At nothing but northern rain

Now that you've grown
When you leave home
We'll just have one less to care for
Left on our own
Sometimes I wonder what are we here for
God knows what I'm supposed to do
With my time - yesterday it was fine
It's no use without you

Grey and slanting northern rain
Will our lives ever feel the same
You wave the boys off - what a game
Washed up, dried up, put away
Staring at the window pane, at
Nothing but northern...
Nothing but northern...
Nothing but northern... rain

Goodnight Mr Bolton
Goodnight, lad...

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from Still Loving You [1986], released January 31, 2013
Written by Hereward Kaye

Tom Robinson - vocals/programming/DX7
Hereward Kaye - keyboard parts
Backing vocals: Nick Godfrey

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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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