Monday, June 12, 2006

"I can see clearly now the rain has gone..."



...I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It's going to be a bright, bright sunshiny day

I think I can make it now the pain has gone
And all of the bad feelings have disappeared
Here is the rainbow I've been praying for
It's gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day

Look all around there's nothing but blue skies
Look straight ahead nothing but blue skies

I think I can make it now the pain has gone
And all of the bad feelings have disappeared
I can see clearly now the rain has gone
It's gonna be a bright, bright Sunshiny day

* Johnny Nash, "I Can See Clearly Now" (1972)

Interestingly enough, this is actually a reggae song...years of hearing it on the oldies radio station probably has clouded this observation on your part. In addition, for the love of god, Nash does NOT say "I can see clearly know Lorraine is gone...." When the rains from this past weekend finally stopped here in the city, this song was the first one on my mind.... plus it's the closing credit music to the movie "The Break-Up."

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