[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Gz7mGISJ5M&w=700] Written by Randy Newman and covered by AT LEAST 60 major artists, from Nina Simone, Neil Diamond and Dusty Springfield to Peter Gabriel, Katy Melua and even Val Kilmer(?)
I like Norah's version, but you're spoilt for choice, so have a play and find your own favourite (Nina's version is Jamie Cullum's Desert Island disc - it's the song his missus, Sophie Dahl, sang him the first time they met).
Broken windows and empty hallways A pale dead moon in the sky streaked with gray Human kindness is overflowing And I think it's going to rain today
Scarecrows dressed in the latest styles With frozen smiles to chase love away Human kindness is overflowing And I think it's going to rain today
Lonely, lonely Tin can at my feet Think I'll kick it down the street That's the way to treat a friend
Bright before me the signs implore me To help the needy and show them the way Human kindness is overflowing And I think it's going to rain today --- "I Think It's Going to Rain Today" as written by Randy Newman Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.