Ballet for a Rainy Day

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XTC was a New Wave band from Swindon, England, active between 1977 and 2005. The band enjoyed some chart success, including the UK and Canadian hits "Making Plans for Nigel" (1979) and "Senses Working Overtime" (1982), but are perhaps even better known for their long-standing critical (rather than … more »

Orange and lemon Raincoats roll and tumble Together, just liked fruit tipped from a tray Pineapple wet heads Watch new hairdos crumble
As scenery sunlight shifts away
 Ballet for a rainy day Silent film of melting miracle play
 Apples and cherries Are varnished in water Despite, striped awnings bright dismay
I push my paintbrush To conjure a new world While this one is slowly washed away
 Ballet for a rainy day Silent film of melting miracle play Dancing out there through my window To the backdrop of a slow descending grey

When it rains it rains All the colors in my paintbox When it rains it rains Tickets for the front row seats Up on the rooftops  Orange and lemon Raincoats roll and tumble Together, dropped in diamond disarray
 Ballet for a rainy day Silent film of melting miracle play Dancing out there through my window Behind the curtain silver falling Ballet for a rainy day Silent film of melting miracle play Dancing out there through my window To the backdrop of a slow descending grey

Written by: ANDY PARTRIDGE

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