Raindrops keep falling on my head

16 06 2010

I suppose that some may not agree with me, but the rain this morning is a reason to celebrate. I have always been fond of the rain as I find that there is nothing that compares to the freshness that rain can bring to otherwise angry day. Walking in the rain this morning, as I have always been inclined to do, I was reminded of my days in school, when I never resisted the opportunity to play in the rain and splash in the puddles of water. My white canvas school shoes could never stay white in the rain and my feet were never dry. I guess I was one of the more fortunate, having two pairs of school shoes, allowing me the luxury of washing one pair at any time during the week and leaving them to dry under the refrigerator. This brings to mind a common sight back then when school children in raincoats could be seen walking with bags of plastic over their shoes, with some in flip-flops – all done to protect their only pair of shoes from getting wet.

The rain this morning.

The rain this morning also brings to mind a Hal David and Burt Bacharach song popularised by B. J. Thomas that was popular in the 1970s – one that as school children, we would sing on rainy days:

Raindrops keep falling on my head,
And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed,
nothing seems to fit.
Those raindrops are falling on my head, they keep falling.

So I just did me some talking to the sun.
And I said I didn’t like the way, he got things done…
sleeping on the job…
those raindrops are falling on my head, they keep falling.

But there’s one thing I know:
The blues they send to meet me won’t defeat me.
It won’t be long till happiness sleps up to greet me.

Raindrops keep falling on my head,
but that doesn’t mean my eyes will soon be turning red.
Crying’s not for me
cause I’m never gonna stop the rain by complaining.
Because I’m free.
Nothing’s worrying me.

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4 responses

16 06 2010
David Leong

I also love this wonderful old song. Thanks for reminding/recalling my memory! How I wish I have good command of English & picture taking to unwind my twilight zone today.

17 06 2010
The wondering wanderer

Glad that you love the song too, David! It’s my pleasure! Language is the ability to communicate effectively and I think your command of the language cannot be faulted – and picture taking is taking what your eye sees – so in the spirit of Nike, “Just Do It”! 🙂

18 06 2010
Thimbuktu

The popular 1970s “Raindrops keep falling on my head” is my favorite too. Wendy’s and Starbucks owners in Liat Towers during the flood wouldn’t be in a mood to sing these songs though ; (

19 06 2010
The wondering wanderer

Glad to know that James. It was very popular then. And you are right about the businesses that were affected by the floods. I guess it it one of those events that wasn’t expected – which tells us we shouldn’t be complacent and should always expect the unexpected.

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