Music Monday: James Taylor “Fire and Rain” #Music #Musicmonday #JamesTaylor #Fireandrain

“Fire and Rain” takes me back to my childhood, riding in the back seat of my mother’s car. After all these years, it’s still one of my favorite songs and his most popular, best-selling song as well.

“Fire and Rain” released in February 1970. There were multiple sad events and incidents in James Taylor’s life—all which are reflected in this song. He struggled with drug addiction and had to overcome the suicide of his friend, Suzanne Schnerr.

Lyrics:

Just yesterday morning, they let me know you were gone.
Suzanne, the plans they made put an end to you.
I walked out this morning and I wrote down this song,
I just can’t remember who to send it to.
I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain. I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end.
I’ve seen lonely times when I could not find a friend, but I always thought that I’d see you again.

Won’t you look down upon me, Jesus, You’ve got to help me make a stand.
You’ve just got to see me through another day.
My body’s aching and my time is at hand and I won’t make it any other way.
Oh, I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain. I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end.
I’ve seen lonely times when I could not find a friend, but I always thought that I’d see you again.

Been walking my mind to an easy time, my back turned towards the sun.
Lord knows when the cold wind blows it’ll turn your head around.
Well, there’s hours of time on the telephone line to talk about things to come.
Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground.

Oh, I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain. I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end.
I’ve seen lonely times when I could not find a friend,
but I always thought that I’d see you baby, one more time again, now.

Thought I’d see you one more time again.
There’s just a few things coming my way this time around, now.
Thought I’d see you, thought I’d see you, fire and rain, now.

Album: Sweet Baby James


Thanks for checking out Music Monday. What are you listening to lately? Have a wonderful week.

❤️ Mischenko

26 thoughts on “Music Monday: James Taylor “Fire and Rain” #Music #Musicmonday #JamesTaylor #Fireandrain

    1. Thank you for sharing that, Mitch. Music can evoke some emotional memories. I’ve found just over the last few years that I have an increased recollection of my past. It’s like a switch came on. This song is a strong one.

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  1. This song definitely takes me back to my childhood and teen years. It was a favorite sing along when I was at camp too! And I just always love hearing James Taylor sing it, and love the whole Sweet Baby James album. Thanks for sharing and providing such a great flashback moment for me!

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer! I watched a video about the song that morning. I never knew the meaning behind it or that it was connected to NC. Thank you for sharing and checking out the post. ❤️

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