"But the girl on the car in the parking lot?Says, "Man, you should try to take a shot/Can't you see my walls are crumbling?" ("Rain King")
"This time when kindness falls like rain/It washes her away. And Anna begins to change her mind/These seconds when I'm shaking leave me shuddering for days," she says/And I'm not ready for this sort of thing."
"When I think of heaven (Deliver me in a black-winged bird)/I think of dying/Lay me down in a field of flame and heather/Render up my body into the burning heart of God/In the belly of a black-winged bird...
I belong in the service of the queen/I belong anywhere but in between/She's been dying and I've been drinking/And I am the Rain King."
"These train conversations are passing me by/And I don't have nothing to say/You get what you pay for/But I just had no intention of living this way...There's things I remember and things I forget/I miss you I guess that I should..." ("Raining in Baltimore")
"Well, I dreamt I saw you walking up a hillside in the snow/Casting shadows on the winter sky as you stood there counting crows...There's a bird that nests inside you/Sleeping underneath your skin/Yeah, when you open up your wings to speak/I wish you'd let me in..." ("Murder of One")
"I dream of Michelangelo when I'm lying in my bed/Little angels hang above my head and read me like an open book/Suck my blood, break my nerve offer me their arms /Well, I will not be an enemy of anything I'll only stand here/Waiting for you/All my sins I said that I would pay for them if I could come back to you..." ("Angels of the Silences")
"Get away from me/Get away from me/This isn't gonna be easy/But I don't need you/Believe me/Yeah you got a piece of me/But it's just a little piece of me/And I don't need anyone/These days I feel like I'm fading away..." ("Have You Seen Me Lately")
"So why'd you come home to this faithless town/Where we make a lifetime commitment to recovering the satellites/And all anybody really wants to know is when are you gonna come down." ("Recovering the Satellites")
"I guess the winter makes you laugh a little slower/Makes you talk a little lower/About the things you could not show her..." ("Long December")
"We spent all day getting sober/Just hiding from daylight?Watching TV (fading away)/We just look a lot better in the blue light/Well, you know I gotta get out/But I'm stuck so tight/Weighed by the chains that keep me hanginaround this town on the corner..." ("Hanginaround")
"If dreams are like movies then memories are films about ghosts" ("Mrs. Potter's Lullaby")
"Well there's a piece of Maria in every song that I sing/And the price of a memory is the memory of the sorrow it brings" ("Mrs. Potter's Lullaby")
"And there are people who will say that they knew me so well/I may not go to heaven/I hope you go to hell" ("St. Robinson's Cadillac Dream")
"If I could make it rain today/And wash away this sunny day down to the gutter...I would/Just to get a change of pace..." ("Amy Hit the Atmosphere")
"You send your lover off to China/Then you wait for her to call /You put your girl up on a pedestal/Then you wait for her to fall..." ("Hard Candy")
If I could give all my love to you/I could justify myself/but I'm just not coming through/You're a pill to ease the pain of all the stupid things I do" ("Richard Manuel is Dead")
"Let's go dance to siren's song/Come now/Leave your damage behind and gone/Some are lost to you/Wasted time running scared///Leave your damage behind and gone/Just come now/Let's go to the dance floor/Come now/Lose your mind at Le Ballet d'Or" ("Le Ballet d'Or")