The Green Pajamas

Tomorrow Will Bring Rain

The Japanese girl in the raincoat is really a spy One can tell by the serious way she smokes But the man she is with is just an ordinary guy One can see by the look in her eyes as she laughs at his jokes She walks to her car and waves goodbye And he smiles and looks up at the Paris sky All dusty and rusty the sun is going away For tomorrow will bring rain All the lights in the night make this city so pretty and gay But I wonder sometimes, don’t these people ever go home And whatever they’re smoking or drinking or thinking or saying Makes me feel a little bit younger and less alone I don’t think of the dreams I've had in my life I don’t wonder what ever became of my wife And I button my jacket to ward off the wind and the pain For tomorrow will bring rain The old man who’s feeding the birds was once a great singer Though you probably wouldn’t know his name But in the hearts and the minds of those there the memory lingers Of those soft summer nights he and Charlie Parker shared the very same stage And he watches the children run and play And he watches the pigeons all fly away And none of them know that he’s 80 years old today And that tomorrow will bring rain Tomorrow will bring rain _____________________ Music and lyrics by Jeff Kelly (c) 1997 St Brigid Publishing BMI