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Night RainsThe Bottom Line: Encore Collection

Night Rains

Janis Ian

I have seen the starlight fading
into echoes on the floor
and I dreamed the stars parading
like tin soldiers on the shore
The city casts no shadow now
At midnight, all the whores
come out and dance with darkness
and the night rains pour

Moonbeams gather dust
The cobwebs rust into the ground
Windows stare at the open air
and the sparrows dare to drown
Death becomes a debutante
Stranded in her gown
Branded like a leper
and the night rains down

By morning all the debutantes
and the virgins have their fill
It's a signal to the vagabonds
who come in for the kill
Me, I must be lucky now,
for the sky is with me still
It's written on the wind
that the night rains chill

I dreamed the sun was falling
Into darkness, and i ran
into the night was endless,
slipping through my famished hand
And the sky was like a furnace
I could not see to stand
Committed to its emptiness,
the night rains sand

I have seen the starlight fading
into echoes on the floor
and I dreamed the stars parading
like tin soldiers on the shore
The city casts no shadow now
At midnight, all the whores
come out and dance with darkness
and the night rains pour

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Tour Dates

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All tour dates updated on July 10, 2019

  • Wednesday August 21

    The Kate, Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    The Kate

    Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    Phone: 860.510.0473

    Visit the venue's website

    Janis closes out the summer with two solo evening at The Kate, one of her all-time favorite venues. After a long run with old pal Livingston Taylor, where sets had to accomodate the co-bill, this solo show should feature several brand new songs and a few blistering guitar solos!!

  • Thursday August 22

    The Kate, Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    The Kate

    Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    Phone: 860.510.0473

    Visit the venue's website

    Janis closes out the summer with two shows at The Kate, one of her all-time favorite venues. After a long run with old pal Livingston Taylor, where sets had to accomodate the co-bill, expect several brand new songs and a few blistering guitar solos in this magical solo evening!

  • Friday February 28

    E. J. Thomas Hall, Akron, Ohio

    E. J. Thomas Hall

    Akron, Ohio

    Phone: 330-972-7570

    Visit the venue's website

  • Sunday March 1

    Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington, IN

    Buskirk-Chumley Theater

    Bloomington, IN

    Phone: 812.323.3020

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