The kids are playing in the sand

And my hair is nearly dry

Supper's on the table and there's promise in the sky

You're out there on your ginger mare

You're not praying, so I do

Not so much a prayer for rain

But a desperate prayer for you

Thunderheads blow across the mesa

Like a heartless lover's lie

Thunderheads across the mountains

As another dream goes by

They glow like clouds from heaven

But the devil has to have his way

Thunderheads will bring you to your knees

And make you pray for a rainy day

I know you can't admit it

That you've lost and nature's won

That thunderheads will blow away

Across the dying sun

So don't try to tell me darling

How your heart's lost to the land

I don't need your explanations

I just want to hold your hand

When it rains the dust will die

And we'll lie upon the sheets

We'll listen to the music on the roof

And fall asleep

We'll laugh again and love

Just like the years when we had rain

Then you'll feel the need to let me

Near your heart again