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I can’t hear many parts from Henrik Zeabird’s Rain (available for download from their Bandcamp page), and I can’t find the lyrics online (public lyrics sites, like LyricWikia, don’t list any songs from Henrik Zeabird, and searching for some phrases I do hear gives no results).

I think I hear the chorus (1:18–1:40, 2:21–2:44, 4:11–4:34), but have problems with the three verses.

My transcription attempt for the first verse (0:15–1:17):

(The?) rain … falls outside
it’s …
it rains and rains and rains
cities and …
let’s push the sun away
we need more clouds
’cause we want the water to rise on
The water starts to swell, make … smaller …
but pretty soon it’s growing more and more
… get bigger, yes it’s almost done
and (knew?) we can swim

Based on this is the last verse (3:39–4:09):

The rain still falls outside, it’s …
it rains and rains and rains, … and …
let’s push the sun away
’cause we want more clouds
we (want?) the water to rise on

And the second verse (1:49–2:19):

The house is (past?) … boat
I’ve never seen them small like this
I‘ve never seen my city … from that point of view
and I like the world much better than before

The parts I can’t hear are marked with , the parts I’m unsure about are enclosed in ( ?), but even the parts I transcribed don’t have to be correct, of course.

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Something like

It rains, it falls outside
it's without end
it rains and rains and rains
it is endless
let’s push the sun away
we need more clouds
’cause we want the water to rise on
The water starts to swell, it builds smaller lakes
but pretty soon it’s growing more and more
the lakes get bigger, yes it’s almost done
and, ooooooo, we can swim

V2:

The houses pass us by as we sit on our boat
I’ve never seen them small like this
I‘ve never seen my city from that point of view
and I like the world much better than before

  • Thank you, this seems to be spot on :) Although I can never hear the "k" in "lakes" (wonder if it’s her pronounciation or my hearing?), it totally makes sense. -- Between "I‘ve never seen my city" and "from that point of view" there is something … probably just an "ooo" or so, I guess. – unor May 17 '15 at 11:18
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    The a sound in 'city-a-from' sounds to me like she's just neglecting to stop singing in the gap between those words (maybe deliberately). Similarly, "smaller lakes" might be "small-a-lakes" - i.e. just "small lakes" - which would make more sense, though lots of the grammar and pronunciation is a bit quirky. Of course someone might come along and clear up what I'm mishearing! – user16 May 17 '15 at 13:23

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