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"Ballet for a Rainy Day" is a song by Andy Partridge. It appeared on the 1986 album Skylarking.

The demo appeared on Andy's Fuzzy Warbles Volume 7 in 2006.

QuotesEdit

Andy (on the demo): “Splash it on all over. A rain stained 4 track cassette demo from 1985. Complete with puddle splooshing Linn drum hi hats and squall tossed Squier Telecasters. Rainy day = watercolour paints = bright plastic macs = fruit = a rainy day. NB. The drum pattern was inspired by Sly and Robbie's ‘Don't Stop The Music’.”

LyricsEdit

Orange and lemon

Raincoats roll and tumble

Together, just liked fruit tipped from a tray

Pineapple wet heads

Watch new hairdos crumble

As scenery sunlight shifts away


Ballet for a rainy day

Silent film of melting miracle play


Apples and cherries

Are varnished in water

Despite, striped awnings bright dismay

I push my paintbrush

To conjure a new world

While this one is slowly washed away


Ballet for a rainy day

Silent film of melting miracle play

Dancing out there through my window

To the backdrop of a slow descending grey


When it rains it rains

All the colors in my paintbox

When it rains it rains

Tickets for the front row seats

Up on the rooftops


Orange and lemon

Raincoats roll and tumble

Together, dropped in diamond disarray


Ballet for a rainy day

Silent film of melting miracle play

Dancing out there through my window

Behind the curtain silver falling

Ballet for a rainy day

Silent film of melting miracle play

Dancing out there through my window

To the backdrop of a slow descending grey

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