Lyrics Talk:When It Rains It Snows

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One of my favourite Giants songs

I first heard this in around 1989, so it's pushing 30 years of me listening to it. One of the oddest things I find about listening to it (as I just have on a random playlist) is just how fresh it always sounds. Such was the strength of the Giants writing at the time that this could be casually thrown onto an EP and then a rarities collection. A wonderful American songbook melody and brilliant lyrics, about a man reflecting on his murder, with admirable calmness. When it rains it's snow is not a common idiom so I'm guessing that it was used because it scans better than the more familiar when it rains it pours. Flans at it best. (Mr Tuck)