I Only Bet on the Rain

from by Clara Engel



I only bet on the rain
who wins?
I win again!
I spit a joyful curse
into the sky
we can't all be winners,
and mother, I try

Digging through these wastes of flesh
I found a rose
Born of sweat and fever's afterglow
Plant me like a seed within a stone
I'll wait another lifetime
To be born

I only bet on the rain...

Digging through the mud
I found a bell
It summoned all the butterflies
In hell
Blackened wings indifferent to all pain
Singe me
Burn me
Engulf me again

I only bet on the rain...

Play my songs on spoons and rusty cans
On a deserted beach
Come hold my hand
Lose my soul, my spleen for you
On the burning sand
Mold me, mark me, bruise me
I'm clay in your hands


from The Bethlehem Tapes, released April 24, 2010
written by Clara Engel

Clara Engel: voice, guitar
Taylor Galassi: cello



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Clara Engel Toronto, Ontario

Guitarist, songwriter, singer, visual artist.

Based in TO.

Portrait of Clara by Yuki Komura

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