Open Invitation to a Rainstorm (Single Version)

by Emily Asher's Garden Party

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released 15 February 2015

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Emily Asher's Garden Party Brooklyn, New York

Emily Asher's Garden Party is a versatile musical ensemble led by Asher's tenacious trombone and sweet vocals. This band of all-stars from New York City's vibrant early jazz scene draws on the repertoire of Louis Armstrong's enchanting Hot Fives and Duke Ellington's sophisticated melodies to the funky and soulful music of New Orleans brass bands. ... more

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Track Name: Open Invitation to a Rainstorm (For Beth)
I’ve heard more bad news than any girl should have to bear
I’ve written the blues more times than Bessie Smith would dare
I see more skies of gray are coming my way
this time I won’t fight them, I’ll come out and play

This is an open invitation to a rainstorm
A giant flood of every drop the dark clouds hold
A welcome mat the old tipped hat red carpet unrolled
Let it shower upon my face knock old perceptions out of place

This is an open invitation to a rainstorm
a coup d’tat of what i know and once believed
let it fill up cups once empty and wash out horns of plenty
but I will never wish again for drier days

This is an open invitation to a rainstorm
A thunder clap, a mighty snap, a falling tree
Every drop lands with a plop, puddles turn into a sea
As I go swimming out my door I’ll tell the heavens I want more

This is an open invitation to a rainstorm
A scene that harkens back to Greek mythology
I will cross Poseidon’s ocean and drink old Circe’s potion
but I will never wish again for drier days