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Fire and Rain
James Taylor Lyrics


Just yesterday morning they let me know you were gone
Susanne the plans they made put an end to you
I walked out this morning and I wrote down this song
I just can't remember who to send it to

I've seen fire and I've seen rain
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought that I'd see you again

Won't you look down upon me, jesus
You've got to help me make a stand
You've just got to see me through another day
My body's aching and my time is at hand
And I won't make it any other way

Oh, I've seen fire and I've seen rain
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought that I'd see you again

Been walking my mind to an easy time my back turned towards the sun
Lord knows when the cold wind blows it'll turn your head around
Well, there's hours of time on the telephone line to talk about things
To come
Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground

Oh, I've seen fire and I've seen rain
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought that I'd see you, baby, one more time again, now

Thought I'd see you one more time again
There's just a few things coming my way this time around, now
Thought I'd see you, thought I'd see you fire and rain, now

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Written by: James Taylor

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Anthony Harper

Did you ever look up his inspiration? “The first verse is about my reactions to the death of a friend,” Taylor explained. Suzanne Schnerr was a young woman who had befriended Taylor during his Flying Machine days. Later, at a mental-health facility, she committed suicide after being assigned an isolation cell. "Suzanne, the plans they made put an end to you"




He continues, “The second verse is about my arrival [back] in this country with a monkey on my back.” Here he implores Jesus to give him the strength he needs to survive his potentially lethal heroin addiction. "My body’s aching and my time is at hand"




In conclusion, Taylor candidly offers, “The third verse of that song refers to my recuperation in Austin Riggs [a psychiatric hospital in Stockbridge, Massachusetts], which lasted about five months.” Here he faced the reality of the demise of his youthful, idealistic goals. "Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground"



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[Verse 1]
Just yesterday morning, they let me know you were gone
Suzanne, the plans they made put an end to you
I walked out this morning and I wrote down this song
I just can't remember who to send it to

[Chorus]
I've seen fire and I've seen rain
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought that I'd see you again

[Verse 2]
Won't you look down upon me, Jesus
You've got to help me make a stand
You've just got to see me through another day
My body's aching and my time is at hand
And I won't make it any other way

[Chorus]
Oh, I've seen fire and I've seen rain
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought that I'd see you again

[Verse 3]
Been walking my mind to an easy time, my back turned towards the sun
Lord knows when the cold wind blows it'll turn your head around
Well, there's hours of time on the telephone line to talk about things to come
Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground


[Chorus]
Oh, I've seen fire and I've seen rain
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought that I'd see you baby, one more time again, now

[Outro]
Thought I'd see you one more time again
There's just a few things coming my way this time around, now
Thought I'd see you, thought I'd see you, fire and rain, now



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Darktronzip

My Dad passed away from a heart attack two weeks ago right in front of me. He was 53 years old. I will forever cherish the moments I had with him and I’m so grateful for him showing me the greatest music. Love you pop

Private Citizen

@Mr.eastcoast Grow what did I say that is ignorant I lol’d bc I think op is lying and I gave you very good advice. If you don’t take it you will regret it.

Mr.eastcoast Grow

@Private Citizen how sad and pathetic of a life you must have to comment ignorant things anonymously on youtube. I feel bad for ppl you like you.

Private Citizen

@Mr.eastcoast Grow bury them quick. They start to smell after a while.

edward kern

So sad. God bless you.

Private Citizen

Lol

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Loren McRoss

My sister Sue left all her albums in our house when she moved out. I was 5 or 6. I discovered this album and song and listened to it so many times I still remember every lyric 50 years later. Thank you Sue. You have no idea how many gifts you have given me that have lasted a lifetime, and not the gifts that costed money, just being there as role model. I love you so much and always. Admiringly, Your little sis Deb

shannon haggerty

I was so lost so alone I never knew how empty I was tell your eyes brightened my life. Kiss me before you miss me bright eye's.

TransRoofKorean

OP, this was one of the most lovely stories I've heard.

Daniel Morgan

PRICELESS

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