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"Cobwebs and Rainbows" is a song sung by Bruce Isaac in the Aces Theater at The Tops casino in Fallout: New Vegas. He must first be recruited for the theater; see the quest Talent Pool for more information.

Alternatively, the song is sometimes accredited as Green Clouds and Dust Whirls.

LyricsEdit

In-game Original

Dust whirls on the plain
Making patterns as we walk down lovers lane
Seems that each new step is somehow preordained
I've not traveled this way before

Green clouds in the sky
Seem forever but we know by-and-by
That they fade just like caravans passing by
Love seemed like that before

Since I found you there's no doubt left in my heart
I've cleared all the raiders away
I see it clearly so we don't need any chart
No prospectors, no mercs
No brahmin-baron jerks

The Tops lights in the night
Shining down upon our love as it takes flight
It just seems that with some passing luck
We might find all that we've had before
And, some more

Now those green clouds and dust whirls
Lights in the sky all real because
It's not been like this before

Cobwebs in the rain
Making patterns as we walk down lovers lane
Seems that each new step is somehow preordained
I've not traveled this way before

Rainbows in the sky
Seem forever but we know by-and-by
That they fade just like some dreams passing by
Love seemed like that before

Since I found you there's no doubt left in my heart
I've cleared all the cobwebs away
I see it clearly so we don't need any chart
No tarot cards, no dice
No crystal set in ice

Starlight in the night
Shining down upon our love as it takes flight
It just seems that with some passing luck
We might find all that we've had before
And, some more

Now those cobwebs and rainbows
Stars in the sky all real because
It's not been like this before

NotesEdit

  • In the credits, it is listed as one of the songs on Radio New Vegas but in fact it is not played on any radio station.
  • J.E. Sawyer, the lead designer and project director of Fallout: New Vegas performed and wrote the modified lyrics. "Cobwebs and Rainbows" is the only song performed by Sawyer in the game that is not based on an established folk tune.
    Sawyer later elaborated on the recording process for the Talent Pool quest:

There's not much of a backstory to Streets of New Reno. We needed a small number of songs for the performers at the Tops after Talent Pool was completed but we hadn't actually decided on/licensed anything. We realized this fairly late on the project and didn't have many options, so I suggested writing variants of folk songs to be performed with James Melilli and Nathaniel Chapman on guitar. That's what we would up doing, later adding a variant of Cobwebs and Rainbows to a low-cost instrumental track we found somewhere.

Joshua Sawyer's tumblr
  • The original lyrics and music were composed by Dick Walters, a noted creator of stock music. Unlike the other songs Sawyer recorded for the game, the backing track was not recorded for the game by Melilli and Chapman, but was commercially pre-recorded as "Cobwebs and Rainbows (c) (Alternative version for cocktail lounge and rhythm section)" from the production music KPM CD Pure Big Band Part 2 which also features additional vocal and instrumental versions of the track.[1]

VideoEdit

Cobwebs and Rainbows [1]

Fallout New Vegas song Cobwebs and rainbows

Fallout New Vegas song Cobwebs and rainbows

ReferencesEdit

  1. KPM 228-Pure Big Band - Part 2 / Vocals