Looking at the Rain


(David Munyon / S.P. Standley / Rick Hardtke)


Song for the U.S. Army Veterans of the Vietnam War, 1967

...this is a song, we were working at The Stage Deli in Nashville, well, Dixie, i.e., S.P. Standley was working, I was playing music there for tips with Gene Gillespie and Rick Hardtke, our friend was washing dishes there and someone told everyone to get back to work, and Rick said „I'm just lookin' at the rain“, Rick is a great guy and a U.S. Air Force Veteran... we wrote this song for all The Veterans from all Branches of Services... that maybe everyone would continue to work for Peace... despite the changes and the times...


You walked back from the mini-mart said „why the long face“

Squinted up your eyes tried to make me laugh, too late

I was off in another world where time won't erase

Just sittin' here looking at the rain


We met in a bar, while on leave on the coast

You were wearing your class A's with that issue wool coat

Your saucer cap, was titled back on your head

Just sittin' there looking at the rain


Almost made touch down, didn't we

Almost won the game

Waiting the whole life

For another chace again


I met you hiking on U.S. 92

I was stepping oft cause I kinda lost my shoes

And all of those cars and trucks looking at us too

Both of us standing there whistling the Blues


Remember that cafe, on the islands of Crete

The manager chased us all the way down the street

Said we were surely welcomed, then you fell in love

Spent the rest of the midnight lookin' up above


You quit reading papers in 1972

Why read about it there'S nothing I can do

We never did hear of the Sergeant Major the change

We were kinda lost there,

Lookin' at the rain


David Munyon: vocal, guitar

Chris Jones: guitar, dobro

Hans-Jörg Maucksch: bass