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This is the 2nd, much more recent protest song of mine. Still, it is 9 years old, written shortly after the US began bombing Afghanistan in 2001. That year I marched in my first anti-war parade. Unfortunately, the protests, and my song, didn't do much good. This is a very rough recording, and it is one of only a few songs I have written and recorded playing the dulcimer. Stop the Bombing!

RAIN, RAIN, RAIN (Stop the Bombing)
Music & Lyrics by Tom Atwood
© 2001

Bombs are dropping out of the sky
Rain, rain, rain
We all hope the "right" people die
Rain, rain, rain
Rain, rain, rain

Wash our tears away

A cold wind blows in Afghanistan
Rain, rain, rain
People hate what they don't understand
Rain, rain, rain
Rain, rain, rain

Wash our fears away

A mother watches her son go to war
Rain, rain, rain
Father, father, what is it for?
Rain, rain, rain
Rain, rain, rain
Rain, rain, rain

Wash our sins away
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Uploaded: Jun 23, 2010 - 06:06:05 AM
Last Updated: Jun 23, 2010 - 06:19:24 AM Last Played: May 15, 2019 - 03:33:18 PM
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Feter said 3379 days ago (June 23rd, 2010)
Rain, Rain, Rain
I cant say but ...Bravo ..and Kudos to such
message and breathe of peace ..very good one
my friend ...God Bless !!!!

btw its been a while !
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jdholliday said 3379 days ago (June 23rd, 2010)
Nice to see and hear
musicians making a statement, nice hook, thanks for sharing.
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johnwhitehead said 3378 days ago (June 23rd, 2010)
Like the simple arrangement. Works for me.
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michaeljayklein said 3377 days ago (June 24th, 2010)
You have all it takes to put across a great folk song--you just did in fact! If this is the rough I can only imagine what the final would sound like (other then clipping the background sounds off the end--it sounds ready to me!) I'm constantly amazed and elated at the high caliber work I listen to on this site. Thank you!
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bronco said 3371 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Classic Tom
The dulcimer is new but the constant was that warm and gentle Tom delivery of the vocal. The sentiments I can only agree with fervently. So much horror and bad news in the world and war is the worst. Mother Nature is indifferent when she kills us but when we kill each other it is so much sadder because it could be stopped. War always kills many more innocent and good people than it ever does evil and guilty. Good to hear from you again Mr. Atwood.
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Ed Hannifin said 3362 days ago (July 10th, 2010)
I had a moment this week....
In my eye doctor's office, trying to watch the flat screen TV news while my eyes dilated... My stepson is still in Afghanistan, and scrolling across the bottom of the screen was the news that an unnamed soldier was killed by an IED (it later turned out to be three)... It really hit that, as my wife said, "I'm hoping we're not getting that call, but that means that some other mom is getting that call..." And right after that there was another scrolling bit of news about a friendly fire accident that left five Afghan soldiers dead... It really is like rain, Tom, falling where it falls....

Neat sparse dulcimer and singing...
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hackneybloke said 3354 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
hi tom. so glad i came across this. this is a fantastic song. protest songs can be worthy, cliched, banal and counter-productive. this ticks all the right boxes. the rain rain rain chorus speaks volumes. great creation.
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composerclark said 3256 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
I didn't comment on this already? I could have sworn that I did, but I notice otherwise, so maybe I'm just loosing my memory...

Anyway, I like the song a lot, and I like the Biblical reference (wash our sins away)... it's all very powerful stuff. When I was a teenager living in NYC and NJ during the Viet-Nam war, I would watch the nightly reports on "casualties," and be mostly impassive about it, but then, every now and then, I would have these terrifying, disturbing nightmares about it all... War is not good, and when it is far away we tend to put it out of our minds, so it is important that it be brought back to our conscious thoughts through songs like this. Thanks for posting, Tom.
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mandolinquent said 3231 days ago (November 18th, 2010)
Blimey. He's back
... I so love your harmonies here, the way they form little blocks. And the voice. And the writing. And the sentiment, however battered by experience. And the rest.

You're a very clever man.
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hackneybloke said 3195 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
rain rain rain
you know tom...i just googled this song just to see if this had become a huge commercial hit. this really is one of the best songs i have ever heard.
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Soundhound said 2937 days ago (September 8th, 2011)
We all Know....
That bombs do not discriminate they kill everything and everyone.. Sins.... man our generation and all that stood before us, will all pay for this...
All in the name of Money and as you can see now, nothing good comes
out of that cause they are printing it from air.....
Nice to know you care, if not for all the wrong reasons......
Good song.....
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