Rainman's Daughter

from Finally Home by Kathleen Dunbar

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I originally wrote this song on a bowed psaltry that I gave to my boyfriend at the time, when I was 25!


Rainman’s Daughter
By Kathleen Dunbar
Copyrighted by Kathleen Dunbar

Sweet water
Melting air
Quicksilver laughter from
The Rainman’s lair
Who could think to keep thee
Raincolored – dreaming
Slip away with slim hands
Seeming to – laugh . . .

With your dark eyes glimmering
O-mouth wet
Vermillion – singing . . .

Faintily – fading
To a wraithe – to a wisp
The Rainman’s daughter
Has dissolved in mist . . .


from Finally Home, released December 13, 2007
Kathleen Dunbar: vocals
Gawain Mathews: guitar, mandola


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Kathleen Dunbar San Francisco, California

You may notice my songs are about angels and devils, birth, life, death, about creation and crumbling destruction—the troubles we humans get ourselves into and the choices we make—some of them funky, some of them ending in the dark, others rising into the light of morning. Touching, humorous, spellbinding storytelling—my songs brings you into the irony, the tragedy, and the possibilities of life. ... more

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