(ian hunter) Billy said this town is dying, Its dying just to be like me. He was fighting everything in sight, Died when he was 23. I used to meet him down at his cafe, He had one eye on the door And the other on the writing on the wall. Hed get restless and angry and wed all laugh cause we werent really scared, We was his friends, he wouldnt hurt us at all And all hed say was rain, rain, rain Rain, rain, rain, Rain, rain, rain, Rain, rain, rain. We gotta leave this town. And glover was a dancer, Imitating eddie cochran by the jukebox. In the corner of the room till he was lost. Barry n me, we used to escape, playing I go ape Wearing italian clothes drinking cider talking in the rain Hey babe, come over here, let me buy you a beer, whats your name, She said "boy, it doesnt really matter, dont you see? You aint what I want, you aint what I need, You aint what I fancy, you aint what I dream of n Id silently leave ? ? youre ugly. Rain, rain, rain, Rain, rain, rain, Rain, rain, rain, Rain, rain, rain. I gotta leave this place. My history is a cop-out Somewhere in the dark I got scared cause I knew I was gonna loose. You know that feeling you get in your guts, all that frustration when you know Youre going nuts. You gotta make a move. There was billy and glover and pacer and taylor and valerie and barry I remember what he said about that town. He said "i went to london once, came back, Wiped the tears from my eyes, looked out the window, And it was still pouring down, More of that rain, rain, rain, Rain, rain, rain, Rain, rain, rain, Rain, rain, rain." Im gonna get a train, Never coming back again. cause if I did it would be the same. Boy, you really messed up my brain. All of that rain rain rain, Rain rain rain Rain rain rain Rain rain rain Take your washing off the line. Take your washing off the line. Take your washing off the line. Take the washing off the line. Its gonna rain. Its gonna rain.