Anthology

Buy for Me the Rain

by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

on Anthology (2017)

Buy for me the rain, my darling, buy for me the rain;
Buy for me the crystal pools that fall upon the plain.
And I'll buy for you a rainbow and a million pots of gold.
Buy it for me now, babe, before I am too old.

Buy for me the sun, my darling, buy for me the sun;
Buy for me the light that falls when day has just begun.
And I'll buy for you a shadow to protect you from the day.
Buy it for me now, babe, before I go away.

Buy for me the robin, darling, buy for me the wing;
Buy for me a sparrow, almost any flying thing.
And I'll buy for you a tree, my love, where a robin's nest may grow.
Buy it for me now, babe, the years all hurry so.

I cannot buy you happiness, I cannot by you years;
I cannot buy you happiness, in place of all the tears.
But I can buy for you a gravestone, to lay behind your head.
Gravestones cheer the living, dear, they're no use to the dead.

Song Comments (1)
On Buy for Me the Rain by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

By Anonymous

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Was it the song you were looking for? Yes 🍾

This is a song I remembered from my teenage years. I hadn't thought of it for a number of years. Not until this morning. Thanks for letting me see the lyrics I had forgotten!
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