The Pogues, Joe Strummer Rain Street cover

Rain Street
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Released
March 26, 2009
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Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
The church bell rings, an old drunk sings
A young girl hocks her wedding ring
Down on Rain Street
Verse 2
Down the alley, the icewagon flew
Picked up a stiff that was turning blue
The local kids were sniffin' glue
There ain't much else for kids to do
Down Rain Street
Verse 3
Father McGreer buys an ice-cold beer
And a short for Father Loyola
Father John's got the clap again
He's drinking Coca-Cola
Down on Rain Street
Verse 4
Bless me Father, I have sinned
I got pissed and I got pinned
And God can't help the state I'm in
Down on Rain Street
Verse 5
There's a Tesco on the sacred ground
Where I pulled her knickers down
While Judas took his measly price
As Saint Anthony gazed in awe at Christ
Down on Rain Street
Verse 6
I gave my love a goodnight kiss
I tried to take a late-night piss
But the toiled moved, so again I missed
Down Rain Street
Verse 7
I sat on the floor and watched TV
Thanking Christ for the BBC
A stupid fucking place to be
Down Rain Street
Verse 8
I took my Eileen by the hand
"Walk with me" was her command
I dreamt we were walking on the strand
Down Rain Street
Verse 9
That night Rain Street went on for miles
That night on Rain Street, somebody smiled
Verse 10
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