Monday, 11 August 2014

Music Video: George Ezra - "Did You Hear the Rain?"

George Ezra

I’m always interested in the anatomy of a song. What is the exact process between hearing a track for the first time and it becoming one of your favourite songs ever, one that you play over and over again until the day when you can go two minutes, a couple of hours and finally a day without hearing it? A song can be like an addiction and I’d love to understand the moment when you go from healthy to afflicted.

With some tracks it is almost instantaneous. There I was, minding my own business with George Ezra’s album Wanted On Voyage playing in the background when “Did You Hear the Rain?” came on and suddenly I was paying attention. I played it again, then once more and finally put it on repeat. It was clear that I wasn’t going to listen to anything else that afternoon.

Am I surprised that I’ve fallen in love? No, my playlist these days is full of blues and folk rock and is dominated by Tom Odell, James Arlowe and the Ruffian Circus, Qiet and Mumford and Sons. George Ezra might be only 21 but his brand of folky blues rock is right up my alley.

Still, that doesn't help me now as I go down the rabbit hole of a song obsession. Let me share my obsession with you!

 

Lyrics:

Did you hear the thunder?
Or the rain?
Means I’m coming home again
Means I’m coming home my friend

Did you steal my name?
Oh, you Jack of all trades
You’re the master of none
Oh, the race has begun
I was born a champion
I was born to jump and run

Did you hear the rain?
Oh, the rain?
You can try & run & hide
Tearing at the chain
Oh, Lucifer’s inside

Did your siblings tell you
I was wasting up your time
Oh, now you’re wasting mine
You put me back in line
And I’m counting every link
And I guess you think that’s fine

Did you hear the rain?
Oh, the rain?
You can try & run & hide
Tearing at the chain
Oh, Lucifer’s inside

Oh, did I send a shiver
Down your spine?
Well I do it all the time
It’s a little trick of mine
Did I make you shake your knees
Did I make him spill his wine
Lord, I’m spreading like disease
Lord, I’m all up in your mind
Oh, Lucifer’s inside
Lucifer’s inside

Did you hear the rain?
Oh, the rain?
You can try & run & hide
Tearing at the chain
Means I’m coming home again
Means I’m coming home my friend
Oh, Lucifer’s inside
Oh, Lucifer’s inside
Oh, Lucifer’s inside.

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