Let It Rain

Let it rain inside my soul
Tears of loss and tears of pain--
Let it rain like no tomorrow
Tears of sadness--let it rain.

Let it rain and let my tears
Gently fall upon the streets--
Tears of loneliness and fear,
Tears of darkness and defeat.

Let it rain until they know
That we all sometimes must cry,
Let it rain and let it show
In my verses, in my eyes.

Take me, sadness, take me out
Take me out into this rain,
Let me soak, let me shout,
Let me wash away this pain.

If by chance I wake tomorrow
With a smile upon my face,
I'll thank you, rain of sorrow,
Rain of agony and grace.

                        August 9, 2002
                     --Alexander Shaumyan