The Please Don't Rain Dance
is a song by John Craigie
, from his second album, Second Grade Awakening
. It is one of his longest songs, and considered by fans to be his Desolation Row
. Its lyrics deal with a fictional Christmas party where the attendees are characters and groups from throughout history, some living and some not.
When the song was written, Saddam Hussein
was still alive, and Donald Rumsfeld
was still Secretary of Defense. Their attendance at the party is perhaps more significant now that that has changed.