Stevie Ray Vaughan - Couldn't Stand The Weather - Live 1985

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Couldn't Stand The Weather - Live 1985

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Couldn't Stand The Weather - Recorded Live: 9/21/1985 - Capitol Theatre - Passaic, NJ

Couldn't Stand the Weather is the second studio album by American blues rock band Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. It was released on May 15, 1984, by Epic Records as the follow-up to the band's critically and commercially successful 1983 album, Texas Flood. Recording sessions took place in January 1984 at the Power Station in New York City.

Stevie Ray Vaughan wrote half the tracks on Couldn't Stand the Weather. The album went to No. 31 on the Billboard 200 chart and the music video for "Couldn't Stand the Weather" received regular rotation on MTV. The album received mostly positive reviews, with AllMusic giving it a four out of five stars. It received praise for Vaughan’s playing and highlighted songs such as Voodoo Child and Tin Pan Ally, but received criticism for the lack of original songs and forgetability of some of the songs.


Runnin' through this business of life

Raisin' sand if I'm needed to.

Ain't so funny when things ain't feelin' right.

Then daddy's hand helps to see me through.

Sweet as sugar, love won't wash away.

Rain or shine, it's always here to stay.

All these years you and I've spent together.

All this, we just couldn't stand the weather.

Like a train that stops at every station,

We all deal with trials and tribulations.

Fear hangs the fellow that ties up his years.

Entangled in yellow and cries all his tears.

Changes come before we can grow.

Learn to see them before we're too old.

Don't just take me for tryin' to be heavy.

Understand, it's time to get ready for the storm.

Songwriters: Stevie Ray Vaughan

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