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Rain on Sage

from Fences by Schweitzer

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Another of Dan's. There were lonely times in his life that I am only learning about after his passing. This song breaks my heart.

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I heard the rain begin late tonight
A wet wind came in to play with candlelight
I went out on the porch and played guitar
sang with the coyotes, waited for the stars

And when the rain had washed the desert clean
The moon and stars came out so we could see
the diamond raindrops sparkle on the sage
felt like I'd seen the turning of an age

And though I've been alone forever
If I should be alone forevermore
I’ve still got the rain on sage, and better...
night friends to sing with right outside my door

I know a lady who has eyes as green
as any forest I have ever seen
and when she moves it takes my breath away
but when she's near can't find a thing to say

Sometimes I see her walking in the park
tears fill my eyes and nearly drown my heart
I’ve not a thing to offer such a one
still I watch helplessly until she's gone

And though I've been alone forever
If I should be alone forevermore
still got the rain on sage, and better...
night friends to sing with right outside my door

I watch the people walking down the street
I like to watch whatever I can see
I watch the children playing in the sun
it makes me wish sometimes I still could run

And couples on the street look so young
I almost feel sometimes old age has come
so I go home and cry with my guitar
I've not done well but, not too bad so far

And though I've been alone forever
If I should be alone forevermore
I’ve still got the rain on sage, and better...
night friends to sing with right outside my door

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from Fences, released February 16, 2018

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Schweitzer Los Angeles, California

My brother started writing songs and that was the spark that started me on my own songwriting course that would last the rest of my life. I chose to use my surname, "Schweitzer," for practical reasons, realizing long ago that pronouncing "Richard Schweitzer" was difficult. "Schweitzer Projects" under the "tindog music & stuff" umbrella is producing songs in the Pop / Pop rock or folk categories ... more

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