A Garden In The Rain
Frank Sinatra Lyrics


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'twas just a garden in the rain
Close to a little leafy lane
A touch of color 'neath skies of gray

The raindrops kissed the flower beds
The blossoms raised their thirsty heads
A perfumed "Thank you" they seemed to say
Surely here was charm beyond compare - to view
Maybe it was just that I was there - with you

'twas just a garden in the rain
But then the sun came out again
And sent us happily on our way

[instrumental]

'twas just a garden in the rain




But then that sun came out again
And sent us happily on our way

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Frank Sinatra's song "A Garden in the Rain" describe a romantic moment shared by the singer and his lover in a garden lit by soft rain under grey skies. The singer praises the beauty of the garden, praising the colorful flower beds that bloom thanks to the raindrops that fall on them. The lyrics also suggest that this moment is special because it is being shared with a loved one. The garden becomes a symbol of love, representing the beauty of the moment shared by the couple.


The lyrics speak of the power of nature and the beauty of the unexpected, showing how a garden can reveal its charm on an otherwise dreary day. The song captures the simple yet profound beauty of a shared experience, highlighting how the world can be transformed by love. The rain that once seemed foreboding has become a blessing, nourishing the life and beauty of the garden, and providing the couple with a precious moment they will always cherish.


Line by Line Meaning

'twas just a garden in the rain
The scene being described is simply a garden during rainy weather.


Close to a little leafy lane
The garden is located near a small road with trees for shading.


A touch of color 'neath skies of gray
Despite the dreary weather, the garden still shines with vibrant hues.


The raindrops kissed the flower beds
Rain fell onto and nourished the flower beds.


The blossoms raised their thirsty heads
The flowers reached upwards for the rainwater needed to survive.


A perfumed "Thank you" they seemed to say
The flowers put forth a fragrant expression of gratitude for the rain's life-giving properties.


Surely here was charm beyond compare - to view
The beauty of the garden during the rainstorm was immeasurable and unforgettable.


Maybe it was just that I was there - with you
Perhaps the artist's enjoyment of the garden was heightened by experiencing it with a loved one.


But then the sun came out again
After the rain had passed, the sun returned and illuminated the garden once more.


And sent us happily on our way
The lovely scene of the garden after the rainstorm left the artist and their companion content and joyful as they continued their journey.




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Mike


on The Lady Is A Champ

eight

She gets too hungry for dinner at eight
She can't eat late and stay up all night, because unlike society types, she has to get up in the morning.

She likes the theatre and never comes late
She cares more about seeing the play than being seen making an entrance.

She never bothers with people she'd hate
Her friends are friends, not social trophies.

Doesn't like crap games with barons or earls
While barrns and earls probably don't play craps, she associates with friends, not people to be seen with.

Won't go to Harlem in ermine and pearls
She doesn't "slum", the practice of the rich in the 30's, when the song was written, of touring poor neighborhoods dressed in rich clothes to "tut, tut" about the deplorable conditions, and congratulate each other for "caring about the poor"

Won't dish the dirt with the rest of the girls
Doesn't trade gossip for acceptance among an in-crowd


She likes the free, fresh wind in her hair
She cares more about how her hair feels than conforming with current hair fashions

Hates California, it's cold and it's damp
Since most of California is noticeably warmer and / or drier than New York, where the play the song was written for is set, this is probably a facetious excuse to like what she likes.


And she won't go to Harlem in Lincoln's or Ford's
Another reference to slumming, but facetious, since Lincolns and Fords were middle-class, not luxury brands when the lyric was written

Anonymous


on Try a Little Tenderness

Here are the correct lyrics

Try A Little Tenderness - Frank Sinatra - Lyrics

Oh she may be weary
Women do get wearied
Wearing that same old shabby dress
And when she’s weary
You try a little tenderness

You know she’s waiting
Just anticipating things she’ll may never possess
While she is without them
Try just a little bit of tenderness

It’s not just sentimental
She has her grieve and her care
And the words that soft and gentle
Makes it easier to bear
You wont regret it
Women don't forget it
Love is their whole happiness
And it’s all so easy
Try a little tenderness

Musical Interlude

And, it’s all so easy
Try a little tenderness

Daniel


on The Way You Look Tonight

I met Frank Jr. in Las Vegas, a real gentleman. RIP you both.

Giorgi Khutashvili


on Theme from New York, New York

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