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40 Days of Rain

album: Cover Stories (2015), track 11 of 12
author: Jeff Talmadge
publisher: Tot Siens Music (BMI) © 2002

My name is Elton Evans, I live out in the country
A half a mile past where the last road ends
And this dry land was my Daddyís and it was his Daddyís, too
And what I am is all Iíve ever been
What I am is all Iíve ever been

And across the way the Thompson place sold out late last year
His wife says hanging on is just insane
Yeah, itís true the kids are gone and theyíre not coming back
Anymore than weíll see forty days of rain
Anymore than weíll see forty days of rain
 CHORUS
   Sometimes you get the thunder
   When the rainís what you need
   Sometimes all that you can do is pray
   Lately I been praying hard for forty days of rain
   To come and wash the whole damn place away
   To come and wash the whole damn place away
Two years ago the fields burned up and left us bad in debt 
Last year it was more or less the same
Someday this land may take me but it canít take me yet
Cause Iím waiting on those forty days of rain
Yeah, Iím waiting on those forty days of rain
 CHORUS
Next year you might find me here waiting for the flood
Maybe forty days of thunder, forty days of mud
Itís not the life that most would choose, itís my life just the same
Living on a dry-land farm and waiting for the rain
Living on a dry-land farm and waiting for the rain
 CHORUS
   Sometimes you get the thunder
   When the rainís what you need
   Sometimes all that you can do is pray
   Nowadays I'm praying hard for forty days of rain
   To come and wash the whole damn place away
   To come and wash the whole damn place away
My name is Elton Evans, I live out in the country
A half a mile past where the last road ends
And this dry land was my Daddyís and it was his Daddyís, too
And what I am is all Iíve ever been
What I am is all Iíve ever been


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