Outside The Rain #1

6/1/79 (10:36)

Stevie: Ok, that’s a…that’s simply done. It’s also on the tape. I’m just playing. Don’t get freaked out.

Outside the rain
And the heart skips a beat…
Are you lonely
Creature of the night
It’s been almost…a week
Come and enchant me

You look at me
For a very long time
Long as it takes to fall
Love is a word
I’m trying to learn
Words don’t matter at all

Stevie: The piano is too loud. Yeah. Well, I couldn’t, Ernon. The mic was…all the way up here, and I was all the way down here. So I couldn’t reach it. So I’m moving here on my pillow.
Female Voice: Do you need a new pillow?
Stevie: Has to sound a little…little more airy for me, you know then. But I’m closer now, so…

Almost rain
And the heart skips a beat
Are you lonely
Creature of the night
It’s been almost a week
Come and enchant me

Outside the rain
Heart skips a beat
Are you lonely
Creature of the night
It’s been almost a week
Come and enchant me

Look at me for a very long time
As it takes to fall
Love is a word
I’m trying to learn
Words don’t matter at all

Ooh…ooh..ooh…

Stevie: Could you turn the piano down a little?

So you’re lonely
Say it’s been forever
You never knew me
An you thought that I’d never…change
But you know I’m changing, yeah
Somewhat like trying to believe
No one can replace that heartache
No…
Replace that heartache

Maybe it’s only a dream
I don’t want to feel that
One more link in the chain
I don’t believe it
No…

Stevie: Piano still has to go down a little.

Look in my eyes
Touch my face
Tell me, no one can take my place
Look in my eyes
Touch my face
Baby, there’s no one
Ever can replace that heartache
Heartache

Stevie: It’s still…Ernon, it’s real…it’s real, uh…real brassy. And, to the point of it, it puts me off a little bit, because it’s…it’s loud, and it’s brassy. Can you make it anymore, like harpsichordy or something?
Ernon: Not now.
Stevie: Oh! Harpsichordy. Well, more warm…more, more like…more um…magicky. You know? Mag-icky. Mag..icky.
Ernon: It’s fine.
Stevie: What? That’s not the song I want to record though. You said, don’t record…don’t play the song I want to record, so I’m playing another song.
Ernon: You’re gonna play it right now.
Stevie: Ok. Ok.
Female Voice: Help us. Can you do your thing in here?
Stevie: Yeah, ok. Honey out. My cousin has told me to “honey out” at the end of my….Ok, everyone’s a producer. Me, you, Sara, Ernon…and we’re all just…Ok, this is heavy, San Francisco, miserable, but very romantic. Yes? Right? Oh, we are so romantic. I forgot my note. Outs..ok.
Female Voice: There’s another one.

Outside the rain
Heart skips a beat
Are you lonely
It’s been almost a week
Love me only

Look at me for a very long time
As it takes to fall
Love is a word
I’m trying to learn
Words don’t matter at all

Stevie: Piano back up. A little more than that.

Are you lonely
You say it’s been forever
Did you know me
Did you think I’d ever…change
But you know I’m changing, yeah

Stevie: Shit! Oh! Well, that’s what comes from not being a virtuoso, and really knowing what you’re doing. Ok. Ok. Ok. You mean like just start singing it real quiet, and build it up? Now remember, this is not the song I came here to record. So, If you’re into this, fine. But I, you know, want to do that other one too. So I’m…I was playing something else, because you said, don’t play the song that you’re gonna do. So if you want to go through this once…
Ernon: It’s ok, Just go ahead and play.
Stevie: Huh? The other song? Which song? Oh, I know. The Spanishy song, right?

 

Drum Machine Demo (3:54)

Ooh, ooh
A chain is a chain

Outside the rain
The heart skips a beat
Are you lonely?
Creature of the night
It’s been almost a week
Would you love me only

Look at me for a very long time
Long enough to fall
Love is a word
I’m trying to find
Words don’t matter
Words don’t matter at all
No, no

So you’re still lonely
It’s been forever
But you never knew me
And you thought that I’d never

Look in my eyes
Touch my face
Baby, there’s nobody that can take my place
Look in my eyes
Touch my face
Baby, there’s no one that can ever erase that heartache

A fool is a fool
But the love was blind….
A rhapsody
Sung for you in time

Chorus

Maybe that’s only a dream
I don’t want to feel that
One more link in the chain
I still believe it
But a chain is a chain

Creature of the night
It’s been almost a week

 

Reel #54 Takes #1 – #3

#1

Outside the rain
Heart skips a beat
Are you lonely
Creature of the night
It’s been almost a week
Love me only

You look at me
A very long time
Long enough to fall
Love is a word
I’m trying to learn
Words don’t matter…all
No no

So you’re lonely
You say it’s been forever
Did you ever…know me
Did you think that you’d ever
Start changing
So I would’ve loved
To believe
She’d start changing
So I woulda loved
To believe
Believe

Loved to believe

Outside the rain
Heart skips a beat
Are you lonely
Creature of the night
It’s been almost a week
Love me only

You look at me
For a very long time
Long enough to fall
Love is a word
I’m trying to learn
Words don’t matter…at all
No no…no…

Crystal visions don’t see it

Look in my
Touch my face
Baby
There’s no one
Look in my eyes
Touch my face
Baby
There’s no one
Take my place
Look in my eyes
Touch my face
Baby
There’s no one
Ever erase that heartache
Yeah yeah
Oh oh oh

Look in my eyes
Touch my face
Baby
There’s no one
Who can take my place
Look in my eyes
Touch my face
Baby
There’s no one
Ever will replace that heartache

…the rain
Heart skips a beat
I’m not lonely
Creature of the night
Been almost a week
Would you love me only

You look at me
For a very long time
Long enough to fall
Love is a word
Trying to learn
Words don’t matter at all
No no
Ooh ooh ooh whoo
No no
Ah ah

 

#2

I don’t believe it
No no
I don’t believe that
No no

Look at my eyes
Touch my face
Baby
There’s no one
Take my place
Look in my face
Touch my eyes
Baby, there’s no one
Ever will replace that heartache

 

Take #2

(cuts into another track)

…or kill <?>
In love and war
And nothing’ was fair
Nothing’ was fair

Chorus

Do do do ooh ooh
La la la
Shadow
Of something lost
It’s a drama

It’s just me
I was never any good
Jealousy is mine
I liked it
It was the only love, but
Love was blind

And nothing was fair

I liked it when it only love
But what do I care

 

Take #3

No no no
Catch him if you can
No no no
For the loss of
This love…