It’s hard to believe it was about 22 years ago…about this time of year…and I was looking outside my apartment window in Lakewood, Colorado. It’s the sort of thing a singer songwriter might do with a mind full of daydreams.
It was raining, just like today, a cool mid-spring rain. Then, later in the day, the sun came out and a vivid full spectrum rainbow appeared. That happens a lot here in Colorado, and it inspired me that day to write a song with a double entendre. Here are the lyrics. If you’re an email subscriber, you’ll be receiving the free download in your Friday Freefer email from me.
Why does everybody worry?
Spend so much time fretting and fussing
And you’re bound to end up grey.
Why is everybody faithless?
Detour yourself into the night
And you can’t enjoy the day.
Where is everybody going?
We’re escalating and elevating
And still no ground is gained.
Where can people find an answer?
They put away for a rainy day,
But it already rained.
Don’t you see? We’re living in Rainbow City.
Don’t you know? We own that pot of gold.
Can’t you tell? We’re livin’ in Rainbow City.
Can’t you feel, and come in from the cold?
How can anybody profit?
Give of your hand and not your heart
And no one’s world can change.
When will anybody listen?
When all the deer and the antelope
Lose their home out on the range?
Why does everybody forget?
Their little brick and glass domain
Can’t shield them from the fire.
I wish that we could all be happy.
I know we should and maybe we could
Put our faith a whole lot higher
I know it’s cold out there…I’ve been to that empty place,
But you can be warm inside…the light can shine on your face.
© Copyright 1990 Tony Funderburk