Rain of the Golden Gorilla

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"Rain of the Golden Gorilla"
Rain of the Golden Gorilla cover
Song by Ozma
Album Songs of Inaudible Trucks and Cars
Length 4:08
Writer(s) Daniel Brummel
Status Released
Songs of Inaudible Trucks and Cars track listing
"Just Tell Me When"
(2)
"Rain of the Golden Gorilla"
(3)
"Maybe in an Alternate Dimension"
(4)
Ocho track listing
"So Down"
(6)
"Rain of the Golden Gorilla"
(7)
"If My Amp Had Wheels"
(8)

"Rain of the Golden Gorilla" is the third track from the compilation Songs of Inaudible Trucks and Cars by Ozma.

Appearances

Overview

See Ozma song explanations - 2000

Daniel Brummel recounts the song being about a period in his life in which he had fallen in love with "a girl who somehow ended up with the gorilla nickname" at a residential arts program.

"Rain of the Golden Gorilla" was originally recorded as an instrumental for the 1997 4-track demo cassette Ocho. The song was later re-recorded with vocals. The classical song "Udan Mas," (which translates to "Golden Rain") was the basis for this song. One of the earliest pieces of Ozma merchandise was a t-shirt depicting the titular golden gorilla[1].

Lyrics

I see you every day
But I tear my eyes away
'Cause if you can't be mine
I don't wanna waste my time
I don't wanna waste my time

I see you now and then
But I look away again
Cause if you're not the one I'm for
I don't wanna suffer anymore
I don't wanna suffer anymore
I don't wanna suffer anymore
I don't wanna suffer anymore

I know the end is near
It has been since the start
But that still doesn't mean
That I could keep you from my heart
That I could keep you from my heart
I couldn't keep you from my heart
I couldn't keep you from my heart

I see you every day
But I tear my eyes away
'Cause if you can't be mine
I don't wanna waste my time
I don't wanna waste my time

The sound flowing through these cables is the blood in my veins
The sound flowing through these cables is the blood in my veins

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References