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Questions for the Rain

Questions for the Rain lyrics

Questions for the Rain

KICKER (spoken)
Dear God...Last week it rained so much it was almost like Noah's Ark.
But I'm glad it wasn't 'cause you could only take two of things, remember?
And we have three cats!

IRIS
What did people do before umbrellas?

THEO
Do fish have a clue that it's raining?

BRETT
Why's it always fall on
Some important baseball game?

JOANNA
How come flowers grow...

KICKER
But I just stay the same?

THEO
Can't you make it so it skips the weekends?

IRIS
Does rain mean
That you might be crying?

JOANNA
Is it like the snow:
Are no two raindrops alike?

THEO
Why does it turn grass green...

BRETT
But it just rusts my bike?

ALL
Questions for the rain
While thunderclaps are ringing

THEO
Why does Daddy curse it...

JOANNA
But in movies they start singing?

ALL
Why's it always clear?
Is it tears disguised?

KICKER
Is it safe to drink?

BRETT
Should we wait till it's pasteurized?

ALL
Quesetions for the rain...
Some things I sometimes wonder...
Which is it more fond of:
The lightning or the thunder?

IRIS
Does the sun get wet,
Or does the rain pass right through it?

THEO
When you make it rain
How do you know how long to do it?

ALL
Questions for the rain...

(Iris screams)

JOANNA (spoken)
What's the matter?

IRIS (spoken)
Arnold's not moving! I think he's...dead!

KICKER (spoken)
Really? Dead? Wow! How can you tell?

BRETT (spoken)
Turtles look dead even when they're alive!

JOANNA (spoken)
Oh, Brett!

BRETT (spoken)
Let me take his pulse.

KICKER (spoken)
I never saw anything dead before...except an ant.

BRETT (spoken)
Yep. He's dead all right.

(Iris sobs)

JOANNA (spoken)
Some people think we live after we die.

BRETT (spoken)
Forget it.

IRIS (spoken)
If we live after we die, why do we have to die then?

THEO (spoken)
Maybe it was his time.

IRIS (spoken)
It's not fair! If I was God I would let everybody's turtle live forever!

BRETT (spoken)
Nobody lives forever.

KICKER (spoken)
Dear God...What is it like when you die? I just want to know, I don't want to do it.

JOANNA (spoken)
It's sad, but you were lucky you had such a great turtle.

IRIS (spoken)
Dear God...Instead of letting people die and having to make new ones,
why don't you just keep the ones you've got now?

ALL (except Iris)
God, we give you thanks
Just like on Thanksgiving...

IRIS
But I'd be more thankful
If my friend was living.

THEO
Was he in much pain?
He looks awful green!

BRETT
Arnold was a turtle
They are always green!

IRIS
Oh, why did you take him in his prime?!

THEO
Was he really that young?

IRIS
I'd say he was maybe three or so...
With turtles it's kind of hard to know.

JOANNA (spoken)
And so we lay to rest Iris Chang's eloved turtle,
Arnold Chang.

KICKER
Is there such a thing as turtle heaven?

THEO
Will Arnold come back as a rabbit?

IRIS
Will I ever see my littel friend again?
P.S. There's no rushs...
Remember, I'm just ten.

KICKER
If he's wet, will he get
Pneumonia?

THEO
Why am I hungry for French fries?

JOANNA
Even though he's gone,
Is it still helpful to pray?

BRETT
If the rain won't stop
Will Arnold float away...?

ALL
Questions for the rain...
I'm happy to have known him.

IRIS
Don't mean to complain, but
Is it too late to clone him?

ALL
He will always be
Turtle number one,
The very best of friends...
We sure had lots of fun.

IRIS
Thank you for my Arnold...

ALL
And thank you for the sun.

Last Update: June, 10th 2013


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