I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain
I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I’ve seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought that I’d see you again
The pain in James Taylor’s voice when he sings the chorus of “Fire and Rain” gives me chills. In a dark quiet room, listening to it with my eyes closed and singing along, I feel like I am saying goodbye to my healthy, happy self; I feel like I am saying goodbye forever to my sanity.