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Janis Ian – Take Me Walking In The Rain

I recently discovered Janis Ian, a famous folk singer from the 1970s. While exploring her vast body of work, I’ve come across many memorable songs. However, my favorite one is “Take Me Walking In The Rain.” Below is the live version of the song as well as the beautiful lyrics. Enjoy!

“Take Me Walking In The Rain”

This town isn’t big enough for my dreams
This place is just about to break at the seams
Baby baby, you and I
need just a little bigger piece of the sky
Big hopes, big dreams
Baby, can you set me free?

Take me walking in the rain
Take me dancing in the waves, baby
Let ’em wipe away the tears
Wash away the years
Take me walking in the rain

Take me right here where I stand
Let me feel your heart on mine
Life’ll never be the same
We’ve got everything to gain
Take me walking in the rain

This life may be good enough for the rest
but this heart is just about to break through my chest
I remember every rule I’ve heard
and I’m strangling on every word
I can’t say they’re wrong,
but baby how can I go on?

Take me walking in the rain
Take me dancing in the waves, baby
Let ’em wipe away the tears
Wash away the years
Take me walking in the rain

Take me right here where I stand
Let me feel your heart on mine
I don’t want somebody new
I just want the rest of you
Take me walking in the rain

Take me right here in the sand
Life ain’t what we plan 
Take me walking in the rain

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