"Another Rainy Night (with Out You)" as written by Eddie Jackson, Christopher Degarmo and Geoffery W Tate....
Don't slam the door on your way out
Don't leave without saying goodbye
Another long distance night alone
You leave me wanting, always leave me wanting more
Last word today, coming home to stay?
Wouldn't that be nice, for awhile?

But now my take-out food is growing cold
And the candle's burned a hole in the floor
And I'm still waiting for the ring of the phone

I'm all alone
And it's another rainy night, without you
Guess I'll leave the light on for you
It's just another rainy night without you

Listen, there's a foghorn blowing from the coast tonight
Remember making love in the rain?
Strange how laughter looks like crying with no sound
Raindrops taste like tears, without the pain
I'm not much without you, can't leave if I wanted to
Maybe that's why you stay around

But tonight I'll sit here tending the fire
And pace the floor one hundred times in an hour
And check the voice-mail for a message you've called

I'm all alone
It's just another rainy night, without you
Waiting by the phone alone
It's just another rainy night, without you
Guess I'll leave a light on for you

I know I've said it before
Hate the sound of the closing door
And your footsteps walking away

But now my take-out food is growing cold,
And the candle's burned a hole in the floor
And I'm still waiting for the ring of the phone
I'm all alone
It's just another rainy night, without you
Waiting by the phone alone
And it's another rainy night, without you
Guess I'll leave a light on for you

It's just another rainy night, it's just another rainy night,
It's just another rainy night without you


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"Another Rainy Night (Without You)" as written by Eddie Jackson Chris Degarmo

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    General CommentDefinitely. But I also think it can be darker than that.

    I always thought he was crazy and the girl was dead. He's waiting around for her night after night and she's never coming back. "Can't leave if I wanted to". Some of the ghostly imagery in the video, phones covered in dust, her body swaying there like she hung herself... all goes a long way to further this impression.

    When I first heard this song I was in high school, we had just studied some Keats poem or something, about a guy who killed his wife to keep her near him, or something morbid along those lines. Would definitely fit the Queensryche vibe.
    pygmydynamoon June 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentPlain as day....
    This song is about his wife or gf always gone, never home. And he misses her. He wants her back at home cookin for him and spending time with him.
    -ZERO-on March 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics to me sound like a long-distance relationship, and the guy wishes the distance wasn't so long.
    pacman2055on August 18, 2008   Link

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