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Showboat - Lyrics

Every time it rains, it pours
I pray it rains just a little more on me
'Cause I'm the guy who never cries
And I gotta keep my reputation clean
And here's a helpful tip the rain
Administered in raindrops may
Help to hide the tears a little more
Which is why a guy who never cries
Looks up at the sky with hopeful eyes
Hoping when it finally rains it pours

I'm just a showboat
Won't catch me crying, no
Won't catch me showing any hurt
I'm just a showboat
Pretending I can stay afloat
Pretending I'm not sinking over her

Every time the sun goes down
I pray the sunlight takes the sound as well
'Cause I'm the guy who never cries
And I gotta keep the pain all to myself
No light to see me shaking
No sound to hear me breaking
No sound to hear the teardrops hit the floor
Which is why a guy who never cries
Stays up all night with hopeful eyes
Hoping when it finally rains it pours

I'm just a showboat
Won't catch me crying, no
Won't catch me showing any hurt
I'm just a showboat
Pretending I can stay afloat
Pretending I'm not sinking over her

Every time I think of her
I wonder if she ever thinks of me
Out all night and running wild
The latest styles, the greatest company
With laughter, lights and drinking
Trying hard to keep from thinking
And seeking for what he is searching for
Which is why a guy who never cries
Looks up at the sky with desperate eyes
Hoping when it finally rains it pours

I'm just a showboat
Old king thunderbolt
Mister le bon temps rouler
The only dog in every fight
The only guy who Dyna might
The only guy who never cries
He's never lonesome all the time
See him dancing up on tables
Shawnas, Lisas, Ethels, Mabels
Though he looks a little tired
One eye always pointed skyward
Waiting for a drop of rain
To fall and help to hide the pain
To fall and help to lift the boat
So he can think he's still afloat
Pretending he ain't sinking, no
Pretending he ain't sinking over her
Pretending he ain't sinking over her

Writer(s): JOSHUA RITTER

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