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Hold on to the rhythm

by Rainy

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"14 songs of pure awesomeness" Senseitional (I Am Entertainment Magazine)

"Soundtrack to the summer!"
Sophie Oliver (BBC Radio Bristol)

"Is this a new West Coast sound? Like Bill Withers on a surfboard or a slacker generation Paul Simon, Rainy's laid back grooves get under your skin." Justin Adams (JuJu, Robert Plant and The Strange Sensations, BBC 3 Award winning Producer)

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released January 1, 2006

All music & lyrics - Rainy

Guitars, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Harmonica, Sitar, Clarinet, Bamboo flute, Didgeridoo, Drums & percussion - Rainy

Added Drums & percussion on Message & Lift - Justin fellows

Saxophone & Flute on Message & Looking too far - Tom Forgaard

Produced & Recorded at home in Wiltshire 2006

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Rainy and The Dust Bath, UK

Rainy is a Musician and songwriter living in Wiltshire U.K. He recorded Hold on to the rhythm at home with a couple of mics, a bunch of instruments and a determination to reach beyond those four walls.
He now plays across the U.K. solo and with his band Rainy and The Dust, striving for a way to keep creating and performing original music.
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Track Name: Look up
Look up

Lets go and see the gypsy man play
I'm stuck in a low tide
Still looking for blue sky
And would you come and share your smile with me
‘Cause maybe it’s high time
I started to feel fine

Down on your luck
Feeling tired and all shook up
This is no way
Of winding down
At the end of the day
So look up, look up

It ain’t gonna stay, to long
Not if I can help it
I might be right or wrong
Or maybe I can shake it
Nothings black or white
In this old life
Just now I don't want to be
Right now I don't want to be right

Lets go and find a little place to unwind
Maybe an island
Or somewhere to smile
And dance away these
Precious moments we find
Spin around for the evening
Just enough to catch the feeling

Down on your luck
Feeling tired and all shook up
This is no way
Of winding down
At the end of the day
So look up, look up

It ain’t gonna stay, to long
Not if I can help it
I might be right or wrong
Or maybe I can shake it
Nothings black or white
In this old life
Just now I don't want to be
Right now I don't want to be right
Track Name: Gotta move
Gotta Move


You Gotta move just a little
You can make your changes with grace
‘Cause the time is a riddle
And it takes no illusions
To follow your conclusions to the end

It goes around
Fall in and out
Of the seasons and the crowds
If your bound
Find your way
And start moving around

There was a day not too long ago
Where sunlight resided in mind
And though the cold winds follow
You can reach your horizons
But you must leave your footsteps far behind

It goes around
Fall in and out
Of the seasons and the crowds
If your bound
Find your way
And start moving around

There's a stone in a hollow
And it calls out to the weary on the road
There's a breeze upon a meadow
It'll spin the world around you
And lead you to return to lay your bones

It goes around
Fall in and out
Of the seasons and the crowds
If your bound
Find your way
And start moving around

Some day you can sit and find the beginning
Track Name: Dirt road
Dirt Road

Won’t you
Take your chances
Down by the river
‘Cause I’ve heard
Of sweet romances
Down by the river

Dirt road don’t leave me dry

Some say
That you’ll have nine lives
And time to figure
And some folks
May tell you no lies
Just to make them bigger

The tale is told on the tide
Dirt road don’t leave me dry

And brother
I’m doing just fine
Down by the river
And tell them
I’ll be home in time
To share the winter

The tale is told on the tide
Dirt road don’t leave me dry

And talk says
That you’ll find a reason
To back away to
It’s all I can do just to keep believing
To make a way through

The tale is told on the tide
Dirt road don’t leave me dry

And meanwhile
I’ll take my chances
Down by the river
And watch as the light slowly dances
Down by the river

The tale is told on the tide
Dirt road don’t leave me dry
Track Name: Hold on to the rhythm
Hold on to the rhythm

These days I don't seem to follow
Any kind of groove
Twist and turn steal and borrow
any which way, is loose
These times
Will have you on the back foot
They'll have you run a ragged race
These days I can't seem to carry
Any kind of tune

But the four winds blow far from these shores
Some kind of change for those who seek more
There's a sweetness we cannot ignore
Come find a way to hold on to the rhythm

Sometimes I just want to float down stream
Move another way
Drift on down into a day dream
Slip into the tide to ease my pain
These moments seem small enough to catch
But big enough to move your mind
These days I can't seem to hold on
To what I'm trying to find

But the four winds blow far from these shores
Some kind of change for those who seek more
There's a sweetness we cannot ignore
Come find a way to hold on to the rhythm

This time I just want to hold a beat down
Think upon a melody
Beat this fear cast this worry
Find a way to feel, cause it's on the rise
Feed this mind open this heart
Conjure up a wind to break this fall short
These days are lonely save for trouble
And troubles all I got

But the four winds blow far from these shores
Some kind of change for those who seek more
There's a sweetness we cannot ignore
Come find a way to hold on to the rhythm

Some kind of change
Got to hold on to the rhythm
Some kind of change
Got to find a way
To hold on to the rhythm
Track Name: Warm wind
Warm Wind


Warm wind
Blow from the east
And swell
I've found a little place
Where no one can find me
Shine through
The wind of an ageless few
Sit down and look a while
At the great empty highway

And is there time to
Talk a little
If the journey finds
Its way around

Find your serenity
I've found a little space
And though
Your asking why
You'll find another place
In the wink of an eye

Slow breeze
Lend me a moment
To find
And fall away from here
Won't you send me a fine day
Far cry
From the streets that push you by
And lead into themselves
To wind into your day

And is there time to
Talk a little
If the journey finds
Its way around

Find your serenity
I've found a little space
And though
Your asking why
You'll find another place
In the wink of an eye

Old wave
Meet me and maybe we'll pave
The Road beyond this town
Seems a little far away right now
Time heals
And pushes the moment you feel
Back into where these trails
Spin round into mind games

And is there time to
Talk a little
If the journey finds
Its way around
I watch you smile
And trying to figure
All the time


Find your serenity
I've found a little space
And though
Your asking why
You'll find another place
In the wink of an eye
Track Name: Lift
Lift

If I could step right out of myself for a while
If I could lift right off my feet for the day
Would I see clear stand tall and hear for miles
Or could the answers seem to point out the other way

‘Cause I just want to lift you up
This life won't shake you down

If I could dive right under the ground that we stand
If I could drift straight into the earth for a time
Would I feel that the roots quench the thirst of this land
Or Would I see that we all just need a little bit of sunshine

‘Cause I just want to lift you up
This life won't shake you down

If I could glide and ride any which way that I choose
If I could float another way another road just feels good
Would I find my way and know we just can loose
‘Cause I can see we're going to lift our heads and kick off these shoes

‘Cause I just want to lift you up
This life won't shake you down

If I could lift right out of myself
Track Name: Giving
Giving

Things could be different
And simply may change
Into the difficult
As times rearrange
See days may give
These days just take
To long to figure out
But make no mistake

This is a long time coming
This is a long way to be running
This is a short little time to be living
Going to make sure I'm giving

Some go the easy way
Before its to soon
But I’ll go the other way
And howl at the moon
See clouds may roll
Stars may be born
No time for sitting round
Looking all forlorn

This is a long time coming
This is a long way to be running
This is a short little time to be living
Going to make sure I'm giving

We all need a little bit
And we all know that we should
The best laid plans
Could do you no good
Hold on too tight
And you might just loose your grip
‘Cause walking a dry road
Don't mean you won't slip

This is a long time coming
This is a long way to be running
This is a short little time to be living
Going to make sure I'm giving

Get Into the positive
And you’ll shine right where you’re stood
Couldn't be more simple
If the wonderful
Is what you search

Get Into the positive
Got to shine right where you’re stood
Track Name: Message
Message

I'd Understand
If for one way or another
It was never planned
To know the way by mere direction
I've walked a road
That passes by the ocean
I'd never think
To walk away from your affection

‘Cause your bridges are standing
Watched by spirits and guardians
And the least I could do
Is send a message to you

Not Far away
The Biting winds of winter
Never fail to change
The Frozen Spiral eyes you sparkle
Don't loose your smile
If the wind changes direction
It'll Go for miles
Beyond the air and through detection

‘Cause your bridges are standing
Watched by spirits and guardians
And the least I could do
Is send a message to you

I'd Understand
Don't hide away from me
Your love is strong
That’s all that love should be
Oh Days
Days like these are True
Just give me time
And I'll send a message to you


‘Cause your bridges are standing
Watched by spirits and guardians
And the least I could do
Is send a message
Just send a message to you
Track Name: Pinch of silver
Pinch of Silver

Why don't you paint me a picture
and make it shine like gold
See my friend seems to think I am wrong
When all I need is a little bit of beautiful
How ‘bout you take all of the sadness
And paint it up in a shade of blue
All the greens and tangerines
The colours that seem so serene
Means I'm thinking of you

Yellows for the sunshine
Red is for the wine
I'll take a pinch of silver for the sea
And if by chance we have the light
It would be my one delight
If maybe you could spend a little time with me

What about you fade all your fancies
And make it out in a colour so bold
‘Cause all who see then must believe
That all we need is a little bit of growing old
How bout you take all of the happiness
And paint it up in a turquoise and fire
All the while I'll sit and smile and on my feet I'd walk for miles
All because I believe we'd get a little higher

Yellows for the sunshine
Red is for the wine
I'll take a pinch of silver for the sea
And if by chance we have the light
It would be my one delight
If maybe you could spend a little time with me

Then again you could take all your chances
And shade it in any way you see fine
‘Cause anywhere you walk in this world
If you find your way you know I won't be far behind
Maybe we could take in the stars tonight
Or maybe we could cosy up and doze
The moon it seems has seen our dreams
And told the sun to paint this scene
Funny thing is we're the only ones who know

Yellows for the sunshine
Red is for the wine
I'll take a pinch of silver for the sea
And if by chance we have the light
It would be my one delight
If maybe you could spend a little time with me
Track Name: Little things
Little Things

As the sunlight
Cross my window
Catch my troubles
Call it a day
So Little angel
Cast down your watery light
I know it seems so
When I'm not even looking at it right

Won't you be careful
‘Cause dangers on It's way
I would be fearful
It's gonna rain
It's gonna rain
I'd say the little things
Will help you on your way
It's gonna rain

I watch the seasons
Gather no reasons
The questions back there
If only I spoke
Way passed the hour
Seems I'll be catching the light
Watching the red sky
Still sitting here asking the question why

Won't you be careful
‘Cause dangers on It's way
I would be fearful
It's gonna rain
It's gonna rain
I'd say the little things
Will help you on your way
It's gonna rain

Have we listened?
Aren't you wishing?
The faded feeling
Inside of us all
Stand for your goodness
Cast out a lovely smile
Embrace your weakness
I'll be waiting over here to hang out a while

Won't you be careful
‘Cause dangers on It's way
I would be fearful
It's gonna rain
It's gonna rain
I'd say the little things
Will help you on your way
It's gonna rain
Track Name: Thousand miles the wiser
Thousand miles the wiser

I could take a boat to the island
You could make a run for the sun
We could make a change for the better
And still find time to have a little fun

Question all your answers
Is all I’ve learnt
A thousand miles the wiser

I could chase the sun for the summer
I could fly across the great divide
If I knew the way would be easy
I’d turn around and cross the other side

Question all your answers
Is all I’ve learnt
A thousand miles the wiser
The grass is always greener
But up here the air is cleaner

If I made my way through the desert
Would the city seem so far away?
With a friend in mind I’d be easy
And turn the milky moonlight into day
Call upon the ways to make you smile
‘Cause it don’t look to bad for miles around
And if you don’t have what you need in sight
Call upon the beauty deep inside

Question all your answers
Is all I’ve learnt
A thousand miles the wiser
The grass is always greener
But up here the air is cleaner

Better head home
Track Name: Just a key
Just a key

Don't let it get you down
It’s just the key
In which you have found yourself
Don't let it mess you round
Just try it out while your thinking about your days
Fortune may catch you cold
And spin you round as the hurricane unfolds
No matter pay no mind
You seek yourself
And you can surely find

Right now
Seems to be a little bit of coming out and hiding away
Just now
Weather the storm ‘cause it won't be too long before your
Riding out your wave
Won't be too long before your
Riding out
Weather the storm ‘cause it won't be too long before your

I’ve been away too long
Too busy searching
For the road I'm already on
Just take it easy friend
I'd give the world just too see the smile you send
One day we'll take a ride
Follow the road right down through Mexico
Just trying to make it right
‘Cause all these dreams
You can turn around and make your life

Right now
Seems to be a little bit of coming out and hiding away
Just now
Weather the storm ‘cause it won't be too long before your
Riding out your wave
Won't be too long before your
Riding out
Weather the storm ‘cause it won't be too long before your

Shine on and make a light
Just hear the key and open your arms out wide
It’s all within your eye
The breeze may drop a little
The tide may creep up too high
It’s all within the waking of a day
Just turned around and found yourself this way
Don't let it make you frown
It’s just the key in which you have found yourself

Right now
Seems to be a little bit of coming out and hiding away
Just now
Weather the storm ‘cause it won't be too long before your
Riding out your wave
Won't be too long before your
Riding out
Weather the storm ‘cause it won't be too long before your
Track Name: Looking too far
Looking too far

Find myself in pieces
When all I see is on the rise
Walked the street the other day
Barely chance to close my eyes
Friendly face is all I need
All I got to paint this scene
Your smile is on the Sea breeze
Think about what you please

‘Cause these days are few
You may think they're catching up with you
And time may seem stranger than ever before
Been looking too far

Stood and watched the stars last night
And maybe I just thought of you
Seek the corners of your mind
And maybe we can see the view
Friendly face is all I need
All I’ve got to paint this scene
Your smile is on the Sea breeze
Think about what you please

‘Cause these days are few
You may think they're catching up with you
And time may seem stranger than ever before
Been looking too far

Won't you stay A while with me
And we can go out in the rain
Cause this is what you get for free
Never gonna come round again
Friendly face is all I need
All I’ve got to paint this scene
Your smile is on the Sea Breeze
Think about what you Please

‘Cause these days are few
You may think they're catching up with you
And time may seem stranger than ever before
Been looking too far

What's it gonna take to find our mind
Track Name: Caught the weather
Caught the weather

Last night
I caught the weather
As I walked outside my door
Just trying
To keep it all together
But the mind is working on over load
Now times
We got to get together
And the moon
And the moon is on the rise
Don’t cry
We’ve got the weather
And there’s more than enough outside

So whenever you want to get away
You can change your mind
If the weather takes on a darker day
Don’t forget the sunshine
So whenever you want to get away
You can change your mind
If you ever care to befriend a day
Just don’t forget the sunshine

Been down
Trying to take it easy
With my feet still flat on the ground
No good
Has taken it upon me
To confuse the way and turn the world right upside down
Down low
Taking it slow
With the road comes our own direction is all
This life
Is never easy
But there’s more than enough outside

So whenever you want to get away
You can change your mind
If the weather takes on a darker day
Don’t forget the sunshine
So whenever you want to get away
You can change your mind
If you ever care to befriend a day
Just don’t forget the sunshine