Love Rain

July 5, 2011

Only love
Can make it rain
The way the beach is kissed by the sea
Only love
Can make it rain
Like the sweat of lovers
Laying in the fields.

Love, Reign o’er me
Love, Reign o’er me, rain on me

– excerpt of lyrics written and performed by The Who, 1973.
Here is a YouTube video of Pearl Jam covering this song in 2008.

Navajo Rain Chant

June 27, 2011

Far as man can see,
Comes the rain,
Comes the rain with me.

From the Rain-Mount,
Rain-Mount far away,
Comes the rain,
Comes the rain with me.

O’er the corn,
O’er the corn, tall corn,
Comes the rain,
Comes the rain with me.

’Mid the lightnings,
’Mid the lightnings zigzag,
’Mid the lightnings flashing,
Comes the rain,
Comes the rain with me.

’Mid the swallows,
’Mid the swallows blue,
Chirping glad together,
Comes the rain,
Comes the rain with me.

Through the pollen,
Through the pollen blest,
All in pollen hidden,
Comes the rain,
Comes the rain with me.

Far as man can see,
Comes the rain,
Comes the rain with me.

– Navajo song from Path of the Rainbow, ed. G. W. Cronyn (1918).