-- Thoughts On A Rainy Afternoon --
copyright 1969, released 1970

Found on:

Bruce Cockburn (1970)

Mummy Dust (1981) [compilation album]

Rumours of Glory - box set Disc 1 (2014) [compilation album]

Rain rings trash can bells
And what do you know
My alley becomes a cathedral

Eyes can be archways
To enter or leave by
Vacuums replaced by a crystal

Jesus don't let Toronto take my song away

It's easy to love if
You let yourself love it
But like a moth's wing it's easily crushed

Jesus don't let tomorrow take my love away

Known comments by Bruce Cockburn about this song, by date:

  • 1986 - "One of the few old songs which seems to show the influence of the things I was taught at the Berklee College of Music - the descending chromatic line, etc. Lyrics self-explanatory, especially if you've lived in Toronto without money." - from "All The Diamonds" songbook, edited by Arthur McGregor, OFC Publications 1986. Submitted by Rob Caldwell.

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