Hey man, take a look out the window 'n' see what's happ'nin'
Hey man, it's rainin'
It's rainin' outside man
Aw, don't worry 'bout that
Everything's gonna be everything
We'll get into somethin' real nice you know
Sit back and groove on a rainy day
Yeah
Yeah I see what you mean brother, lay back and groove.

Rainy day, dream away
Ah let the sun take a holiday
Flowers bathe an' ah see the children play
Lay back and groove on a rainy day.

Well I can see a bunch of wet creatures, look at them on the run
The carnival traffic noise it sings the tune splashing up 'n'
Even the ducks can groove rain bathin' in the park side pool
And I'm leanin' out my window sill diggin' ev'rything
And ah and you too.

Rainy day, rain all day
Ain't no use in gettin' uptight
Just let it groove its own way
Let it drain your worries away yeah
Lay back and groove on a rainy day hey
Lay back and dream on a rainy day


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    General CommentThe song pretty much speaks for itself...awesome guitarity with feelgood chill out lyrics. I love rainy days, so I really relate to this song :)
    jopkins_the_monkeyon December 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe song pretty much speaks for itself...awesome guitarity with feelgood chill out lyrics. I love rainy days, so I really relate to this song :)
    jopkins_the_monkeyon December 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentPure escapism.
    Comrade_Liaron April 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI was watching this show on jimi hendrix's electric ladyland cd and it talks about this song and the reason why hendrix wrote this is cause three of his shows were canceld due to rain and while he was in his limo he wrote this song
    gage1on August 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAround the time this song was written Jimi was being really overworked with no time off, but on the day this song was written the open-air show that he was doing was called off because it was raining, so he got the day off hence 'Rainy day, dream away'
    msr123on March 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlove this song. lay back and groove on a rainy day
    heyjude55on April 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCan I just ask, if he's JUST talking about a rainy day why does he have a sudden snort when he says yeah see what you mean brother. It may be about the rainy day and the fact he got it off but it's also quite clearly about using all sorts of drugs on the day the just happiness and contentment he is showing in it just sounds like that
    SherlockHolmeson April 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGage1 is right about what the song is about. Another thing too is that the concert was rained out because the government seeded the clouds.
    Mikemat5150on May 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI picture a few friends sitting around chillin out...smoking their smoke on a rainy day.
    MrLongroveon August 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti am a massive hendrix fan and hes probably influenced me more than any other artist, BUT i hate this song, he reuses old riffs and chords and the lyrics are shit. The man is still a legend regardless

    i dont think hendrix did ever attend to recycle old songs, he was always moving on:
    in fact playing blues is about playing always same chords, this song is very bluesy. the beauty of blues is in it details
    pennystrikeon July 31, 2007   Link

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