"Standing In The Rain" as written by Aaron Solowoniuk, Jon Gallant, Ian D'sa and Ben Kowalewicz....
My head, it hurts
Each day it's getting worse
My looks and smile
Have now become my curse
Tight lips, red skirt
The never ending street
Big car, little man
My lover for a fee

So if you see me will you just drive on by
Or will I catch the twinkle inside your eye
And did you want me? Well I guess I want you
Oh pretty baby how could you?

Standing in the rain
Milk carton mug-shot baby
Missing since 1983
Standing in the rain
Twenty years of dirty needles
Raindrops runnin' through my veins

My head it hurts
Each day its getting worse
No sun, my room
Has now become my hearse
Cold sores, I'm beat
Got bruises on my feet
My pride, these men
Have taken it from me

So if you see me will you just drive on by
Or will I catch the twinkle inside your eye
And did you want me? Well I guess I want you
Oh pretty baby how could you?

Standing in the rain
Milk carton mug-shot baby
Missing since 1983
Standing in the rain
Twenty years of dirty needles
Raindrops runnin' through my veins

Standing in the rain
Milk carton mug-shot baby
Missing since 1983
Standing in the rain
Twenty years of dirty needles
Raindrops runnin' through my veins

So if you see me will you just drive on by
Or will I catch the twinkle inside your eye
And did you want me? Well I guess I want you
Oh pretty baby how could you?

Standing in the rain
Standing in the rain
Standing in the rain
Milk carton mug-shot baby
Mother, I have lost my way
Standing in the rain
Milk carton mug-shot baby
Missing since 1983
Standing in the rain
Twenty years of dirty needles
Raindrops runnin' though my veins
Standing in the rain
Mother, I have lost my way
Standing in the rain
Mother, I have lost my way


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"Standing in the Rain" as written by Ben Kowalewicz Aaron Solowoniuk

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  • +1
    General CommentI think that the whole song is from the prostitute's point of view, not just the second verse.
    bittersweet_regreton April 15, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYes, that is correct! It is about Hastings street in Vancouver, and a prostitute.
    Trust me...
    Ben told me himself...

    At the concert.
    drummaneon November 12, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHere's a more indepth interpretitation, for
    anyone who would like it...but it's pretty
    easy really.

    "My head, it hurts
    Each day it's getting worse"

    --She's really screwed up, and she knows it,
    and the more she goes over it in her mind, the more
    screwed up her head gets, and every day, with all
    the shit she goes through, it just gets worse, and
    worse, and worse.--



    "My looks and smile
    Have now become my curse
    Tight lips, red skirt.."

    --most people would love to be beautiful, but
    she probably wishes she was an ugly bint,
    because the way she looks is what makes
    dirty old men want to abuse her--



    "Big car, little man
    My lover for a fee"

    --is saying that all these guys who think
    they're hard with all their bling and their
    big pimpmobiles are really just little,
    insecure runts inside--



    "So if you see me will you just drive on by?
    Or will I catch the twinkle inside your eye?
    And if you want me then I guess I want you
    Oh pretty baby how could you?"

    --it's just describing how she's standing there,
    presenting herself, waiting for an offer, and
    all the time she's weeping inside--



    "Standing in the rain
    Milk carton mugshot baby
    Missing since 1983"

    --In some places, they put photos of
    missing people on the sides of milk cartons,
    so obviously this is about the photo of her,
    reminding us she is lost and homeless--


    "Standing in the rain
    20 years of dirty needles
    Raindrops runnin' through my veins"

    --this is where it tells us she's a heroin
    adicct--



    I could go on and explain the rest, but I
    can't be bothered and it's really easy to
    understand anyway. One line I like is:

    "No sun, my room
    Has now become my herse"

    --where for most people their room is a
    safe, private place, this is where she
    is horribly exploited by strange men
    every night--
    pipyoolikeon February 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmaybe it means that she ran away from home as a child looking for a better life or something, but it never happened and she "had" to go into prostitution to make enough money to live and to support her heroin addiction...
    ninjamonkeyson March 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think that this song is about picking up a prostitute, with the red skirt and the car,
    the prostitute is standing in the rain and all
    the second verse could be from the hookers point of view-- just read it, its pretty self explanatory
    hEEBon April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that the whole song is from the prostitute's point of view, not just the second verse.
    bittersweet_regreton April 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis are the correct lyrics:

    My head, it hurts
    Each day it's getting worse
    My looks and smile
    Have now become my curse
    Tight lips, red skirt
    The neverending street
    Big car, little man
    My lover for a fee

    So if you see me will you just drive on by?
    Or will I catch the twinkle inside your eye?
    And if you want me then I guess I want you
    Oh pretty baby how could you?

    Standing in the rain
    Milk carton mugshot baby
    Missing since 1983
    Standing in the rain
    20 years of dirty needles
    Raindrops runnin' through my veins

    My head it hurts
    Each day its getting worse
    No sun, my room
    Has now become my herse
    Cold sores, im beat
    Got bruises on my feet
    My pride, these men
    Have taken it from me

    So if you see me will you just drive on by?
    Or will I catch the twinkle inside your eye?
    And if you want me then I guess I want you
    Oh pretty baby how could you?

    Standing in the rain
    Milk carton mugshot baby
    Missing since 1983
    Standing in the rain
    20 years of dirty needles
    Raindrops runnin' through my veins

    Standing in the rain
    Milk carton mugshot baby
    Missing since 1983
    Standing in the rain
    20 years of dirty needles
    Raindrops runnin' through my veins

    So if you see me will you just drive on by?
    Or will I catch the twinkle inside your eye?
    And if you want me then I guess I want you
    Oh pretty baby how could you?

    Standing in the rain
    Standing in the rain
    Standing in the rain
    Milk carton mugshot baby
    Mother, I have lost my way
    Standing in the rain
    Milk carton mugshot baby
    Missing since 1983
    Standing in the rain
    20 years of dirty needles
    Raindrops runnin' though my veins
    Standing in the rain
    Mother, I have lost my way
    Standing in the rain
    Mother, I have lost my way
    cKyFrEaKon April 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis are the correct lyrics:

    My head, it hurts
    Each day it's getting worse
    My looks and smile
    Have now become my curse
    Tight lips, red skirt
    The neverending street
    Big car, little man
    My lover for a fee

    So if you see me will you just drive on by?
    Or will I catch the twinkle inside your eye?
    And if you want me then I guess I want you
    Oh pretty baby how could you?

    Standing in the rain
    Milk carton mugshot baby
    Missing since 1983
    Standing in the rain
    20 years of dirty needles
    Raindrops runnin' through my veins

    My head it hurts
    Each day its getting worse
    No sun, my room
    Has now become my herse
    Cold sores, im beat
    Got bruises on my feet
    My pride, these men
    Have taken it from me

    So if you see me will you just drive on by?
    Or will I catch the twinkle inside your eye?
    And if you want me then I guess I want you
    Oh pretty baby how could you?

    Standing in the rain
    Milk carton mugshot baby
    Missing since 1983
    Standing in the rain
    20 years of dirty needles
    Raindrops runnin' through my veins

    Standing in the rain
    Milk carton mugshot baby
    Missing since 1983
    Standing in the rain
    20 years of dirty needles
    Raindrops runnin' through my veins

    So if you see me will you just drive on by?
    Or will I catch the twinkle inside your eye?
    And if you want me then I guess I want you
    Oh pretty baby how could you?

    Standing in the rain
    Standing in the rain
    Standing in the rain
    Milk carton mugshot baby
    Mother, I have lost my way
    Standing in the rain
    Milk carton mugshot baby
    Missing since 1983
    Standing in the rain
    20 years of dirty needles
    Raindrops runnin' though my veins
    Standing in the rain
    Mother, I have lost my way
    Standing in the rain
    Mother, I have lost my way
    cKyFrEaKon April 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about a heroin addicted Prostitute, It says that on their web site.
    fartmaster23on May 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn an article from 'What Magzine', it reads that lead singer Ben Kowalewicz exchanged a glance with a Vancouver prostitute which inspired him to go right this song.
    midnight_angelon June 20, 2004   Link

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