Carlene Thissen

Carlene Thissen

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Folk - Contemporary | Naples, Florida, United States
Total Song Plays: 7,534   
Member Since: 2006
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   Sounds Like: Alison Krauss, Joan Baez

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Song Description

A woman, mourning her father, takes off on a cloudy day on a plane. At the top of the clouds she sees her father playing his banjo in the clouds and is comforted by the knowledge that he is always there, above her, and that she will join him there one day "making music in the sky."

Story Behind the Song

I am that woman and I still do miss my father very much. But on one rainy day as I flew above the clouds I really did see him on the clouds, playing his banjo. He waved as the plane flew on.

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Lyrics

Clouds above the Rain
Copyright Carlene Thissen 2006


It was a stormy day on a slow runway,
I'd been sad since Dad passed away,
Then we took off into the dreary clouds
On top of the rain in the bright sunshine,
I heard some music quite sublime,
A familiar voice, playing and singing out loud.

CHORUS:
My father was there, on a big bright cloud
Smiling that smile
Playing his banjo, and singing his old songs
On the clouds above the rain.

VERSE 2

When the jet sped on he waved goodbye,
but I knew that I could always find
Him on cloudy days when I was on a plane.
He'll be waiting for me when it's my time
But for now I'll stay in the earth?s sunshine
Stop my tears and start singing in the rain

CHORUS:
My father was there, on a big bright cloud
Smiling that smile
Strumming his banjo and singing his old songs
On the clouds above the rain.

VERSE 3
When it's my time to go I pray
that heaven will take me and on that day
I'll wish this old earth a fond goodbye
I'll ask St. Peter, could I be allowed
To join Dad on that particular cloud
Spend forever making music in the sky

CHORUS:
My father was there, on a big bright cloud
Smiling that smile
Strumming his banjo and singing his old songs
On the clouds above the rain.

Song Length
2:59
Genres
Country - Honky Tonk, Folk - Country
Tempo / Feel
Non 4/4
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
On Cloud Nine, Relaxed

Subject Matter
General, Heaven

Similar Artists
Patsy Cline, Michelle Shocked
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Carlene A. Thissen
Music Credits Carlene A. Thissen
Producer Credits Barry J. Kotek
Publisher Credits Barry J. Kotek
Performance Credits Carlene A. Thissen