Rainy Day Fools

Rainy Day Fools

 West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
BandFolkAcoustic

Deep-alto buttercreamy vocals & spot-on harmonies matched with impeccable rhythm guitar, soulful harmonica & rich classically inspired clarinet riffs - not to mention potent lyrics & an undeniable, enticing stage chemistry - has audiences wanting to be a part of the magical energy harnessed here.

Biography

Meg & Ted met in 2005, working together in a full band project that dissolved after a few months. On February 14, 2006 - yes that's right, VDay, the duo wrote their first song together, "Windmill." Henceforth, songs flow effortlessly for the Rainy Day Fools. The tracks on this site and others were recorded without multi-tracking of any kind, with only additional reverb and compression. "We believe that our songs already exist - we just need to tap into that source where they linger." Meg, a classically trained pianist/clarinetist, writes melodies & sings them to Ted who plays from his heart, & together, the two create organic, original music, all of which represents something bigger than that which the words confess. And so, the duo creates an enchanting blend of music and poetics. Sexy and shy, dynamic and gentle, "The Rainy Day Fools" will enthrall listeners of any age. From chilled out reggae, to funk, folk, lullaby and the unclassifiable, Rainy Day Fools will have you aching for more. And more. And more. Give it a listen. See where it hits you. And watch out. If you don't fall in love with one, you'll fall in love with the other. And you'll always tap your toes.

Lyrics

Mantis

Written By: Megan Kelly

Mantis
By: Megan Kelly

You haunt me.
You creep into my mind and talk so kind
And I can’t get
Myself unstuck from these damn truths and lies.
We’ve got to change it up ‘cause
I want you
I need you
To tell it like it is,
Won’t be the only one to give.

This dance feels like
A courtship ritual I did not invite.
And I might very well prey,
Just like the mantis
To make things right.
We’ve got to change it up ‘cause
I want you
I need you
To recognize what’s real,
Won’t be the only one to feel.

I liked you.
I thought you liked me too until I knew

Your dark and dirty secrets cannot be skeletonized forever
Your dark and dirty secrets cannot be skeletonized.
Your dark and dirty secrets cannot be skeletonized forever.
They will crumble, and turn to ash.
They will crumble, and turn to ash.
They will crumble, and turn to ash.

In my light.
In my light.
In my light.

Honest Lies

Written By: Megan Kelly

Honest Lies
By: Megan Kelly

Three nights past I dreamed of death.
Two nights past I heard my first Bob Dylan song.
One night past, I practiced yoga.

These are honest things.
Dreams and deaths, songs and breaths.
These are honest things.
Dreams and deaths, songs and breaths.

So much for honesty.
So much for telling me that those
Glowing mornings, those kisses, those dances, those smiles, those glances, those whispers, those nights, your breathless sighs –
These things were your most honest lies, yeah.
These things were your most honest lies.
These things were your most honest lies.
These things were your most honest lies.

I can’t return just as easily as you can walk away.
I can’t return just as easily as you can walk away.

So much for honesty.
So much for telling me that those
Glowing mornings, those kisses, those dances, those smiles, those glances, those whispers, those nights, your breathless sighs –
These things were your most honest lies, yeah.
These things were your most honest lies.
These things were your most honest lies.
These things were your most honest lies.

These things were your most honest lies.

Honestly, wanna know why
You’ve been tellin’ all those honest lies.

Honestly, wanna know why
You’ve been tellin’ me honest lies.

2x

Pet Names

Written By: Megan Kelly

Pet Names
By: Megan Kelly

Verse
I like it when you call me pet names
Like cutie-pie, doll-face and honey bee
I like it when you hold the door for me
Saying “C’mon!” cutie-pie, doll-face, honey bee

I like it when you tell me stories
About growing up down on the homeplace
I like it when you reminisce with me
Saying “Listen up!” cutie-pie, doll-face, honey bee

I like it when you tell me stories,
Like laying with Grandpa Jack during his
Heart attack

Chorus
Now, I’ve never been down to the walnut grove
But I know it existed ‘cause you told me so
And I’ve never been down to New Orleans
But I know that you have,
I can imagine the scene

You’re with your buddies
Driving the getaway car
They steal the moose head
From behind the bar

You’re with your buddies
Driving the getaway car
And if your mama knew
Youd’a never got far

Verse
I like it when you leave a balloon in my room
With a little wrinkled note scribbled in Greek alphabet
I like it when you cook up fried potatoes
Saying “Hope you’re hungry!” cutie-pie, doll-face, honey bee

I like it when you play music for me
Outside in your V.W.
I like it when you play music for me
Inside on the piano

I like it when you play music for me
Outperforming my rendition of Debussy
Chorus
Now, I’ve never been down to the walnut grove
But I know it existed ‘cause you told me so
And I’ve never been down to New Orleans
But I know that you have,
I can imagine the scene

You’re with your buddies
Driving the getaway car
They steal the moose head
From behind the bar

You’re with your buddies
Driving the getaway car
And if your mama knew
Youd’a never got far

Verse
I like it when you talk in chemistry
While we sit on the porch swing in the evening
All that terminology confuses me, and you say
“Nevermind” cutie-pie, doll-face, honeybee

I like that you’re always dressed up real fancy
Even if you’re just gonna mow the lawn
I like that we talk using just our glances
No “Listen up!” cutie-pie, doll-face, honeybee

I like it that we talk using just our glances
No “Listen up!” cutie-pie, doll-face, honeybee

Chorus (2x)
Now, I’ve never been down to the walnut grove
But I know it existed ‘cause you told me so
And I’ve never been down to New Orleans
But I know that you have,
I can imagine the scene

You’re with your buddies
Driving the getaway car
They steal the moose head
From behind the bar

You’re with your buddies
Driving the getaway car
And if your mama knew
Youd’a never got far

I Just Wanna Be

Written By: Megan Kelly

I Just Wanna Be
By: Megan Kelly

I just wanna be
Zipped up inside of my old red tent.
I just wanna be
In the present
Poppin’ my bubble gum.

I just wanna be
Rockin’ away in my red rockin’ chair.
I just wanna be
Off in a wooden shoe
Sailing away.

Once I wrote a poem for you.
I called it ‘I Wanna Write You Love Letters.”
It said things like ‘Don’t leave me lying here,
Heaving and broken on the stairs.’
Once I wrote a poem for you.
I called it ‘I Wanna Write You Love Letters.”
It said things like ‘Don’t leave me lying here,
Heaving and broken on the stairs.’

Yeah but it’s too late
To say you want me
Too late to say you love me
Too late to say you’re sorry
I’m off in a wooden shoe sailing away.

I just wanna be
Playin’ pretend in my old backyard.
I just wanna be
Tryin’ to flip my swing right over the swingset.

I just wanna be
Walkin’ on the seashore lookin’ at the seashells.
I just wanna be
Swept up in a tidal wave of love.

Once I wrote a poem for you.
I called it ‘I Wanna Write You Love Letters.”
It said things like ‘Don’t leave me lying here,
Heaving and broken on the stairs.’
I said, Once I wrote a poem for you.
I called it ‘I Wanna Write You Love Letters.”
It said things like ‘Don’t leave me lying here,
Heaving and broken on the stairs.’

Yeah but it’s too late
To say you want me
Too late to say you’re sorry
Too late to say you love me

I’m off in a wooden shoe
Sailing away
And I’m not with you.

I’m off in a wooden shoe
Sailing away
And I’m not with you.

I’m off in a wooden shoe
And I’m not with you.
And I’m not with you.
And I’m not with you.

Discography

Currently recording and mastering with Damon Ireland of Philly Sound Co. All tracks found here recorded during Spring 2010 in his private music studio. Written and performed by Meg Kelly and Ted Milburn.

Set List

Varies depending on set length and atmosphere in venue.