Jack's Lyrics: the Music & Lyrics of Jack Sparks

Mexican Rain

Credits
Lyric Credits: Jack Sparks
Music Credits: Jack Sparks
Producer Credits: Denis D'Aoust
Performance Credits: Denis D'Aoust
Description
Short Song Description:
Song about life on the streets of Tijuana, circa 1977.
Long Song Description:
Vignettes of people struggling to survive on the streets of Tijuana.
Story Behind the Song:
This song came to me whole after attending my first and last bullfight on a rainy day in Tijuana, Mexico.
The intro guitar piece comes from a composition, years earlier by my brother.
Metadata
Song Length: 5:25
Primary Genre: Folk-Traditional
Secondary Genre: Unique-Unclassified
Tempo / Feel: Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Life
Subject Matter 2: Ghetto, Barrio
Mood 1: Gloomy
Mood 2: Poignant
Similar Artist 1: Jack Johnson
Language: English
Lyrics
A bomb must've gone off somewhere near,
'cuz bouncin' down this road
I can still hear the pain
of a Mexican Rain

A girl sells her soul
to an unknown man
Twelve-years-old
but it's the only way
she can remain
In the Mexican Rain

CHORUS
Oh listen people to the rain pourin' down,
can it ever clean the face of your town
Or do you cry
When it falls from on high?
It's a loving god that you fear
But as you beg for bread you wonder
If He hears the names
of those untouched by his rain

An old man sits and stares
with his hat in his hand
and beggin' for his next meal
he wonders if anyone cares
if he can feel the rain

The rain come down to darken the day
and you wonder if it can wash it away
But then it goes
and leaves the life we all know

CHORUS