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Manchester Rain

Chorus – Manchester Rain

Manchester rain falling down on me

Wash away these tears so that I can see

No breathe of life on these streets of shame

Sweet waters falling, Manchester rain

Verse 1

In the early hours when the world’s asleep

It strikes so hard it strikes so deep

Pictures you had intime you’ve lost them

She may be gone but she’s not forgotten

Chorus

Manchester rain falling down on me

Wash away these tears so that I can see

No breathe of life on these streets of shame

Sweet waters falling, Manchester rain

Bridge

Ride a white horse at breakneck speed

Over the cliffs and into the sea

Ride a white horse into the spray

Remind me of home of Manchester’s rain

Words you shared as childhood friends could

You died a boy when you took manhood

Nobody knows what the future will hold

He’s forever young, watching you grow old

Chorus

Manchester rain falling down on me

Wash away these tears so that I can see

No breathe of life on these streets of shame

Sweet waters falling, Manchester rain

Outro

Manchester rain

Manchester rain

Lyrics by Godwin

Music by Grayson / Kennerly / Rutter

Copyright © 1987 Inside Edge (Carl, Mike, Nigel & Ray). All Rights Reserved

Mike - Guitar & Backing Vocals, black and white photograph taken in the rehearsal studio of Inside Edge with the shadow of a child's tri-cycle in the background

Mike

Guitar & Backing Vocals

Nigel - Bass & Keyboards, black and white photograph taken in the rehearsal studio of Inside Edge with the shadow of a child's tri-cycle in the background

Nigel

Bass & Keyboards

Carl - Drums, black and white photograph taken in the rehearsal studio of Inside Edge with the shadow of a child's tri-cycle in the background

Carl

Drums