Alcohol & Rain (M.Brooks)
A true story about some friends Huw & Jane.

Since I've been working here in Saudi the sun's kept beating down
My insides are dehydrating and my outside's turning brown
It's no tourist destination it isn't Greece or Spain
I wish I was home in Cardiff with the alcohol and rain

Amoung the ex-pats out here silly money's all the rage
But I'm here with the company on my regular megre wage
It pays me mortgage and the bills so I suppose I shouldn't complain
But it's hard work living without alcohol and rain

CHORUS
  I don't mind the sun teetotalers are fine
  But in this desert sun I'm wilting this culture isn't mine
  So I'm counting down the days till I'll be stepping off the train
  And start watering me roots with alcohol and rain

I arrived here just in time for Ramadan
when it's illegal to eat in public I'm a hungry thirtsy man
Smuggling sandwiches into the toilet I must be insane
I'd kill for a pie and chips washed down with alcohol and rain

In Cardiff years ago I met a woman from Kuwait
I remember being surprised that she'd thought Welsh weather great
I disagreed at the time but now I feel the same
Here I'm completely dry i need alcohol and rain

CHORUS

I've been married just six months, I've spent three of them out here
I've got sun and sand and mineral water, she's got drizzle and beer
I wish she was here with me, I miss my darling Jane
I'd rather I was with her and the alcohol and rain

They say it's good to travel educational to roam
I've been here seen it done it I want to go back home
They've tried to make me welcome here I know they're not to
blame
But I'm a fish out of water out of alcohol and rain

CHORUS

(c) 1997 Katt Pie Records
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