A Rainy Night In Soho lyrics

The Pogues

I've been loving you a long time
Down all the years, down all the days
And I've cried for all your troubles
Smiled at your funny little ways

We watched our friends grow up together
And we saw them as they fell
Some of them fell into Heaven
Some of them fell into Hell

I took shelter from a shower
And I stepped into your arms
On a rainy night in Soho
The wind was whistling all its charms

I sang you all my sorrows
You told me all your joys
Whatever happened to that old song?
To all those little girls and boys


Sometimes I'd wake up in the morning
The ginger lady by my bed
Covered in a cloak of silence
I'd hear you talking in my head

I'm not singing for the future
I'm not dreaming of the past
I'm not talking of the first times
I never think about the last

Now the song is nearly over
We may never find out what it means
Still there's a light I hold before me
You're the measure of my dreams
. The measure of my dreams...

Song Details

A Rainy Night In Soho single
A Rainy Night In Soho

Words & Music: Shane MacGowan, 1986

Brief: "A Rainy Night in Soho" is a song by the English rock band The Pogues, released in 1986. It is the title track of their third studio album and is considered one of their most popular and well-known songs.

The song is a haunting ballad that tells the story of a man who is reminiscing about a past love affair that took place on a rainy night in Soho, a district in London known for its vibrant nightlife. The lyrics paint a vivid picture of the setting, with the rain falling heavily and the neon lights reflecting on the wet streets.

The song begins with the man describing the scene as he walks through Soho, feeling lost and alone. He recalls the night he met his lover, and how they spent the evening together, wandering the streets and talking about their dreams. The chorus of the song captures the essence of their relationship, with the line "A rainy night in Soho, where we both fell in love."

As the song progresses, the man reflects on the end of the relationship and the pain he feels from the loss. He remembers the last time he saw his lover, and how he watched her walk away from him, disappearing into the night. The song ends with the man expressing his longing for the past and his desire to relive those moments once again.

EP: Poguetry in Motion (Feb 24, 1986). Featured songs include: "London Girl", "Rainy Night in Soho", "The Body of an American" and "Planxty Noel Hill".

Music Genre: Celtic Rock

Covers: Nick Cave, Gearoide McCarthy, Genevieve, Insecure men, On the Sesh, Real Lies.

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