Week 1 – Rain In December

This is a song about a girl. You know her. She’s the girl who’s really a child inside. Her face is an open book, true to her every emotion. You know what she’s feeling – or maybe you don’t. Her laugh fills the room with the sweetest music. Her tears, well, they are cold drops of December rain. They make you want to hold her close to you, to make her sadness go away.

I wrote the lyrics to this song a while ago, but never got down to writing the melody until this week. It is inspired by December, a time when the rain never seems to stop. The phrase “tears fall like rain in December” was stuck in my head for some time, before I had the inspiration to write the lyrics below. I tried to make the melody “floaty”, with a simple chord progression and a 3/4 beat.

How does this song make you feel? Let me know.

Week 1 done! Phew!

Rain In December
© Music and Lyrics by Marcel Lee Pereira, 2010

She dreams of nice weather
Like Goldilocks
Not too cold, not too hot

Wind turns branches into feathers
They scare her
All the lights are on

When she’s happy
It’s cloudless sky meets calm inertia
And when the light fades
When everything’s gloomy and grey

Her tears fall like rain in December
Her tears fall like rain in December
Her tears fall like rain in December
like rain in December they fall

Sometimes you can tell
You’re ready
But most times you’re not

Nothing’s quite as familiar
As a cup of tea
Be careful, it’s a little hot

When she’s happy
The moment, it’s everything
When circumstance, offers no chance
When it’s hard to find romance

Her tears fall like rain in December
Her tears fall like rain in December
Her tears fall like rain in December
like rain in December they fall

Rain on the window
Makes oily swirls of colour
Emotions intensified
But they only last a while
Before the light

When she’s happy
It’s cloudless sky meets calm inertia
And when the light fades
When everything’s gloomy and grey

Her tears fall like rain in December
Her tears fall like rain in December
Her tears fall like rain in December
like rain in December they fall

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9 comments

  1. Lil' Sis · May 12, 2010

    Not bad!I liked the song…nice tune..

  2. marcelpereira · May 12, 2010

    Thanks, lil’ sis! 🙂

  3. Lil' Sis · May 12, 2010

    In fact I actually want to learn how to play it!

  4. marcelpereira · May 12, 2010

    Sure, I can teach you!

  5. Lil' Sis · May 13, 2010

    Yayy…
    Btw, there’s something wrong with your site. I clicked on ‘Subscribe by email to this site”, but I don’t think it’s giving me any updates. You should get that checked out.

  6. Lil' Sis · May 13, 2010

    My friend Jasmine also did that but hasn’t got any updates to date.

  7. marcelpereira · May 13, 2010

    Did you receive a confirmation email when you signed up?

  8. Jasmine · May 17, 2010

    I love the tune of Rain in December. Great job!

  9. marcelpereira · May 17, 2010

    Thanks! Glad you like it 🙂

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