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Red Rain

Peter Gabriel
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1986
Album: So
Red Rain Peter Gabriel single - cover art

Una canzone su una guerra nucleare
A song about a nuclear war

The song is a combination of several inspirations. The lyrics directly reference a recurring dream Gabriel was having where he swam in his backyard pool drinking cold red wine. Another version of the dream had bottles in the shape of people falling from a cliff. Once they smashed with impact onto the ground, the people-shaped bottles had red liquid coming out, and then it began to rain the same red liquid.

Earlier in his solo career, Gabriel had an idea for a movie, Mozo. In it, villagers were punished for their sins with a blood-red rain. "Red Rain" was to be the theme song. This idea was eventually scrapped, although there was a mention of Mozo in the song "On the Air" in Peter Gabriel (II). "Down The Dolce Vita", "Here Comes The Flood", and "Exposure" reference the Mozo story, as well.

Strongly percussive in nature, the song features two notable American drummers: Stewart Copeland from The Police played the hi-hat for the rain-like background sound and was requested by Gabriel due to his mastery of the instrument, while the rest of the drumming was provided by Gabriel's regular drummer Jerry Marotta. Author Daryl Easlea wrote that the song was "a brooding opening to the album" which reflected "two very current Eighties obsessions: AIDS and nuclear fallout". Stephen Thomas Erlewine has described it as "a stately anthem popular on album rock radio"
Red rain is coming down
red rain
red rain is pouring down
pouring down all over me

I am standing up at the water's edge in my dream
I cannot make a single sound as you scream
it can't be that cold, the ground is still warm to touch
this place is so quiet, sensing that storm

red rain is coming down
red rain
red rain is pouring down
pouring down all over me

well I've seen them buried in a sheltered place in this town
they tell you that this rain can sting, and look down
there is no blood around see no sign of pain
hay ay ay no pain
seeing no red at all, see no rain

red rain is coming down
red rain
red rain is pouring down
pouring down all over me

red rain-
putting the pressure on much harder now
to return again and again
just let the red rain splash you
let the rain fall on your skin
I come to you defences down
with the trust of a child

red rain is coming down
red rain
red rain is pouring down
pouring down all over me
and I can't watch any more
no more denial
it's so hard to lay down in all of this
red rain is coming down
red rain is pouring down
red rain is coming down all over me
I see it
red rain is coming down
red rain is pouring down
red rain is coming down all over me
I'm bathing in it
red rain coming down
red rain is coming down
red rain is coming down all over me
I'm begging you
red rain coming down
red rain coming down
red rain coming down
red rain coming down
over me in the red red sea
over me
over me
red rain


Language: Portuguese

versione portoghese da musicas.mus.br
CHUVA VERMELHA

A chuva vermelha está vindo
Chuva vermelha
A chuva vermelha está caindo
Caindo sobre mim

Estou parado no limite da água em meu sonho
Não posso fazer um único som enquanto você grita
Não pode ser tão gelado, o chão ainda é quente de se tocar
Nós tocamos
Este lugar está tão quieto, sentindo aquela tempestade

A chuva vermelha está vindo
Chuva vermelha
A chuva vermelha está caindo
Caindo sobre mim

Quando eu os vi, enterrados num lugar abrigado nessa cidade
Eles te disseram que esta chuva pode ferir
e olhar para baixo
Não há sangue ao redor, não vejo sinal de dor
Nenhuma dor
Não vendo nenhum vermelho, não vendo nenhuma chuva

A chuva vermelha está vindo
Chuva vermelha
A chuva vermelha está caindo
Caindo sobre mim

Chuva vermelha
Aumentando a pressão muito mais agora
Para voltar de novo e de novo
Chuva vermelha
Apenas deixe a chuva vermelha borrifar você
Deixe a chuva cair sobre sua pele
Chuva vermelha
Eu vim derrubar suas defesas
Com a confiança de uma criança

A chuva vermelha vindo
Chuva vermelha
A chuva vermelha está caindo
Caindo sobre mim
E eu não posso mais olhar
Sem mais negações
É tão difícil repousar em tudo isso
A chuva vermelha vindo
A chuva vermelha está caindo
A chuva vermelha está vindo sobre mim
Eu vejo
A chuva vermelha vindo
A chuva vermelha está caindo
A chuva vermelha está vindo sobre mim
Estou me banhando na
Chuva vermelha vindo
A chuva vermelha está vindo
A chuva vermelha está vindo sobre mim
Eu lhe imploro
A chuva vermelha vindo
A chuva vermelha vindo
A chuva vermelha vindo
A chuva vermelha vindo
Sobre mim no vermelho, vermelho mar
Sobre mim
Sobre mim
Chuva vermelha

Contributed by Marcia Rosati - 2007/11/8 - 18:28



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