Banana Pancakes

Can’t you see that it’s just raining?
There ain’t no need to go outside.

but baby…

Rain falls, rain fall, cars stall.
Trees topple. Basements fill. Full.
Traffic’s stuck and people hurry, hide,
Duck, dodge. An army of umbrellas.
And they say: Has it stopped yet?
When will it stop? Will it stop?

But the sky! Closer. Full. Soft. Grey–
that beautiful, the-world-is-right grey.
Blanketing rain, softening rain,
Not soggy– soft. Quieting the world it fills.
And how can you not smile?
How can they hurry, hide?

You hardly even notice
When I try to show you this
Song is meant to keep ya
From doing what your supposed to

Waking up too early
Maybe we can sleep in
I’ll make you banana pancakes
Pretend like it’s the weekend


Lazy Wednesday. Class is cancelled–
Her basement is flooding. Until Friday…
Another class still, but how I can I go?
With the rain’s keeping me
from what I’m supposed to?
Pretend like it’s the weekend,


Open the door. Listen to the rain.
Savor my coffee, learn some new chords.
Pass the afternoon away…
While it rains, still it rains, and winds blow,
Spirits soar, the rain plays, and my chords flow.

Can’t you see that it’s just raining?
There ain’t no need to go outside.
Mmm Mmmm. Can’t you see?
Rain all day
And I don’t mind.

We got everything we need right here
And everything we need is enough.
Just so easy
When the whole world fits inside of your arms.

Thanks, Jack.

About Mark Egge

Two truths and a lie: Mark Egge is an outdoor enthusiast, opera singer, and a transportation data scientist. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.
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4 Responses to Banana Pancakes

  1. jaderobbins says:

    i wish i had cancelled classes, i almost fell asleep in Bus221 today if i hadn’t had my handy dandy laptop and the COB’s beautifully placed wireless.

  2. Sagar1586 says:

    mmmm… impressive mark. you made me switch from listening to sufjan to jack.

  3. ken-mister says:

    Jack is the man, I listen to him all the time… hell, I’ll just go listen to him now.

  4. Sagar1586 says:

    thats TWO music changes this post and its comments have spurred