'Downpour' Debut, Live at the Tin Angel

Here's a video from our October 3 show at the Tin Angel with Lowland Hum and Sonja Sofya. It was an honor to share the stage with musicians whose work I so esteem and whose company I so enjoy. Sarah's handprints are all over this song, as the piano composition is entirely hers. (Handclaps, mine.)

Downtown downpour
Surprise July storm
Take cover under the sycamores
In the park as day grows dark

You wait for the rain to die,
You're watching the water
For the drops on the pavement to splash a bit smaller
Don't want to ruin your shoes
Don't want the pocks on the leather
So you stay where you are and you yield to the weather

In the living room at your daddy's side
Surprise, mother cries
The words you could say would just get in the way,
Tear-weary, you sit in the quiet

You wait for the rain to die,
You're watching the water
For the drops on the pavement to splash a bit smaller
Don't want to ruin your shoes
Don't want the pocks on the leather
So you stay where you are and you yield to the weather

Wait for the job
Wait for your partner
Wait for the healing you pray for your father
Wait for your mission
Wait for permission
Wait for restoring, you wait for remission