Never Seen The Rain

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From the album "Dust Bowl - American Stories"
Words and music © Grant Maloy Smith (BMI)
Produced by Grant Maloy Smith and Jeff Silverman

Grant Maloy Smith is an American Roots Singer/Songwriter with a country bent. His songs tell heartfelt stories about real people, and are unfailingly optimistic and forward looking. His 2017 album "Dust Bowl - American Stories" is earning rave reviews, including one from NO DEPRESSION, the bible of American Roots music. “Grant’s ability to capture the heartland in his music is amazing ... he has written A heartland masterpiece ... lyrics and music as potent as Woody Guthrie ... sent chills down my spine ... bound to become a classic ... A reminder of the darker period of Bob Dylan, and it’s that good, that memorable...” Grant is a member of the Recording Academy (the Grammys®), the AMA, the CMA, and is a BMI Recording artist.

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Never Seen The Rain

I’ve seen kings
who were not free
I’ve seen lovers
gazing up at me
I’ve seen tracks
without a train
But I’ve never
seen the rain

I’ve seen men
with desperate hearts
I’ve seen comets
dance among the stars
I’ve known slaves
who broke their chains
But I’ve never
seen the rain

We worked the land
to death
Me, and my brother
‘til April Fourteen, Nineteen Thirty-five
Oklahoma, you were
like our mother
Oh, my
Never Seen the Rain

I’ve been hugged and I’ve been kissed
I’ve been knocked down
by an angry fist
I’ve seen blizzards
sweep the plain
But I’ve never seen the rain

Trials like this
are bound to pass
Plow up all
that prairie grass
And tell it on the weather vane
‘cause I’ve never seen the rain

Chorus

Cows and pigs and bathtub gin
Come Bakersfield
we’ll start again
Boxcar blues and guitars play
‘Cause I’ve never seen the rain

Chorus

credits

from Dust Bowl - American Stories, released June 1, 2017
Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin:
Grant Maloy Smith
Banjo: Ken Thomas
Pedal Steel, Dobro: Troy Klontz
Drums: George Correia

℗ 2017 Suburban Cowboy Music
Recorded at Suburban Cowboy Studio, Wakefield, RI, except:
Drums recorded at TRIAD Normandy Sound, New Bedford, MA (engineered by Phil Greene and Matt Ricci)
Pedal Steel recorded at Palette Studio, Nashville, TN

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Grant Maloy Smith South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Grant Maloy Smith is a singer-songwriter of American Roots music. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida about 60 miles from the Georgia state line. In 2012 he dove deep into the Americana scene, writing and producing the breakthrough 2013 album YELLOW TRAILER, which was in contention in three categories in the Grammys. The follow-on album DUST BOWL will be released in early 2017. ... more

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