THE WIND AND THE RAIN

Steel Mill Retro's cover version


Yeah!

Now the wind and the rain slashin' at my window pane
The lightning's flashing, looks the sky's gone insane
And it looks like you have lied again
And now all I'm left with is the wind and the rain
Oh, shattered truth, jagged memories of you
You know it's hard, them dreams that just can't come true
And how long has it been since I've known you
Now the wind and the rain's my only truth, yeah!

Summertime, summertime, memories when you were mine
And now I guess that's left so far behind
Can't you see what you've done to my mind
Yeah the wind and the rain's forever mine
Yeah yeah yeah the time shorn it up
And the world has left me far too tough
Now you know where I stood when the going got rough
I said the wind and the rain is all love
I said the wind and the rain my only love
You know the wind and the rain's my only love

Wintertime, memories of when you were mine
Oh let 'em shine, the golden moments lost in time
Now I hear the grandfather chime
Wind and rain is forever mine

Ohhh yeah!
Oh yeah!
Yeah!

Wind and the rain slashin' at my window pane
And it seems like you have lied again
Now I guess things will remain the same
Cause all I'm left with is the wind and the rain
Well hasn't time showed you enough
And the years have made me far too tough
Now you know where I stood when the going got rough
I said the wind and the rain's my only love
I said the wind and the rain's my only love
I said the wind and the rain's my only love
Oh-oh oh-oh, oh-oh-oh oh-oh
Oh-oh oh-oh, oh-oh-oh oh-oh
Oh-oh oh-oh, oh-oh-oh oh-oh
Oh-oh oh-oh, oh-oh-oh oh-oh
Oh-oh oh-oh, oh-oh-oh oh-oh
Oh-oh oh-oh, oh-oh-oh oh-oh
Oh-oh oh-oh, oh-oh-oh oh-oh
Oh-oh oh-oh, oh-oh-oh oh-oh


Info

The above lyrics are for Steel Mill Retro's cover version of THE WIND AND THE RAIN. It was released on The Dead Sea Chronicles, Steel Mill Retro's 2005 album of Bruce Springsteen songs originally performed by the original Steel Mill.

Vini Lopez

Vini "Mad Dog" Lopez began drumming with Bruce Springsteen in February 1969 when they formed the band Child, then they continued together with Steel Mill, Dr. Zoom & The Sonic Boom, and The Bruce Springsteen Band, before what would become known as The E Street Band came together in 1972. He played drums on Springsteen's first two albums, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. and The Wild, The Innocent, & The E Street Shuffle. He then left the band in February 1974 after being asked to resign because of his opposition to Mike Appel, Springsteen's ex-manager. After leaving the E Street Band, Lopez went onto playing drums with numerous Jersey Shore bands.

Steel Mill Retro

In 2001, Lopez had the idea of forming a new band who performs and records Steel Mill music as its main line business, music that was not performed for over 30 years, and that has never been officially released.

During The Rising Tour, Lopez met backstage with Bruce Springsteen at the 21 Jul 2003 show at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, and approval was given to perform and record Steel Mill songs. Vini then joined Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band onstage that night, replacing Max Weinberg on drums during SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT.

In 2004, Lopez formed his new band, Steel Mill Retro, that mostly performs Steel Mill songs in the New Jersey Shore area. They released The Dead Sea Chronicles in 2005 and All Man The Guns For America in 2008. The two albums consist of Springsteen compositions from the Child and Steel Mill eras.

The Dead Sea Chronicles

In 2005, Steel Mill Retro released The Dead Sea Chronicles, a 9-track album, 8 of which are Bruce Springsteen compositions from the Child and Steel Mill eras. The fourth track, ASBURY PARK, is the only non-Springsteen composition. The album was released on their own record label, Steel Mill Retro LLC. A remastered reissue of The Dead Sea Chronicles was released on Mega International Records in 2007 and reissued in 2009 on the same label but with different artwork.

Steel Mill Retro -- The Dead Sea Chronicles
Steel Mill Retro -- The Dead Sea Chronicles

CD-R - Steel Mill Retro LLC (no catalog number) - USA, 2005

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. This is the first of three issues of this album.
Steel Mill Retro -- The Dead Sea Chronicles
Steel Mill Retro -- The Dead Sea Chronicles

CD-R - Mega International (674167240922) - USA, 2007

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. This is the second of three issues of this album.
Steel Mill Retro -- The Dead Sea Chronicles
Steel Mill Retro -- The Dead Sea Chronicles

CD-R - Mega International (no catalog number) - USA, 2009

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. This is the third of three issues of this album.

Available Versions

List of available versions of THE WIND AND THE RAIN on this website:

THE WIND AND THE RAIN [Handwritten lyrics]
THE WIND AND THE RAIN [Live 24 Apr 1970 version]
THE WIND AND THE RAIN [Steel Mill Retro's cover version]

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