"Wish It Would Rain Down" as written by and Phil Collins....
You know I never meant to see you again
But I only passed by as a friend, yeah
All this time I stayed out of sight
I started wondering why

Now I, I wish it would rain down, down on me
Ooh yes I wish it would rain, rain down on me now
Ooh yes I wish it would rain, down on me
Ooh yes I wish it would rain on me

You said you didn't need me in your life
Oh I guess you were right, yeah
Ooh I never meant to cause you no pain
But it looks like I did it again

Now I, now I know I wish it would rain down, down on me
Ooh yes I wish it would rain, rain down on me now
Ooh girl I wish it would rain, down on me
Ooh yes I wish it would rain on me

Though your hurt is gone, mines hanging on, inside
And I know it's eating me through every night and day
I'm just waiting on your sign

'Cause I know, I know I never meant to cause you no pain
And I realize I let you down
But I know in my heart of heart of hearts
I know I'm never gonna hold you again

Now I, now I know I wish it would rain down, down on me
Oh you know I wish it would rain, rain down on me now
Ooh yes I wish it would rain, down on me
Yes you know I wish it would rain, rain down on me
Just rain down on me


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"I Wish It Would Rain Down" as written by Phil Collins

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, IMAGEM MUSIC INC

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    General CommentThis is an amazing song, it seems to be very influenced by power ballads. Whether you agree with that or not its a great song.
    Katherine7486on April 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is a very bluesy song (thanks to Clapton's beautiful guitar work).

    It is cleary about a man who was in a relationship with a girl and, for what ever reason, messed it up and caused the girl pain. ("You said you didn't need me in your life...")

    He says that he didn't mean to hurt her ("...you didn't need me in your life...")

    But he has ("but it looks like I did it again...")

    Though she is over him, he is still in love with her and this causes him pain ("though your hurt is gone, mines hanging on...")

    He wishes and hopes that she will give him a sign that she still loves him and wants to be with him ("I'm just waiting for a sign").

    But in a sad, very sad moment of clarity he states, "But I know in my heart of hearts, I know I'm never gonna hold you again"...

    A beautiful song about love and pain and reality.

    I am sure we have all had times in our lives where we just wish it "would rain down on me".
    mikeb26on September 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commentcant believe theres only 2 comments i love this song to me he hurt someone badly even though he loved her and now hes embarrased .
    she acts like she doesnt care"said you didnt need me in your life" when he realises what hes done to her hes hurt "though your hurt is gone mines hanging on" he still wants them to get back together "am just waitin on your sign"
    annmarie7on September 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbecause of all the pain I have caused especially Donna and Timmy so long ago
    pirate87on February 02, 2012   Link
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    General CommentA powerful expression of love and the affects of it.
    oasisnesson May 24, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI wouldn't know what to do if it didn't rain on me.
    emuInAmuumuuon May 06, 2012   Link

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