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Gordon Lightfoot: Early Morning Rain Meaning

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Early Morning Rain Lyrics

In the early morning rain
With a dollar in my hand
With an aching in my heart
And my pockets full of sand

I'm a long way from home
And I miss my loved ones so
In the early morning rain
With no place to go.

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  1. anonymous
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    Feb 18th 2018 report

    He is a French Canadien who works on building air airport landing fields. Far from home in Vancouver he dreams of his home in Quebec.

  2. anonymous
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    Apr 21st 2016 report

    About a Realistic Dreamer with a imagination being down in His Presence in the ''EARLY MORNING RAIN'', cold and drunk, imagining takin of on a 707 with her far above the clouds, thinking to be in ''the meeting'' with his loved one that took of beyond the clouds where the sun always shines and don't rain down as cold tears coming down on him, while he is on the ground waiting that she[707] will fly back over his home with his loved one that left him to fast.

  3. anonymous
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    Nov 21st 2013 report

    Everyone should hear the version by a duo from the sixties called Chad and Jeremy. This was always my favorite interpretation of this song.

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 17th 2013 report

    About a man who is homeless and or broke and addicted to alcohol. Perhaps he is in an Atlantic coast town, or maybe Flordia, because he refers to "pocket full of sand". I would guess he is living outside, near the gounds of an large airport and can see the airplanes leaving, which reminds him of his home and a once happy life. His home is obviously a place that evokes good memories because it is a place where the rain never falls and the sun always shines. He has no way to get out of the life he has made, even though he would like to. He can not board a plane and go home as he could with a train. He reflects the life of a addict.

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