She likes the photograph
The one of you and Simone
Out in the rain on a Sunday morning
She likes to take it out
Only when she's feeling down
And then she says can you hear it raining

She wants to know does everyone feel this way
When it rains in the summertime
She wants to know does everyone feel this way
When you're sure that he's gone forever

When it rains in Asia
It makes her feel this way
California
London, Bombay
When it rains in Asia

She likes to take the train
Down to Washington Square
And hear the buskers sing Oh Suzanah
She likes to let it come
Right to the tip of her tongue
And then she feels like an angel talking

She wants to know does everyone feel this way
Outside the walls of America
She wants to know does everyone feel this way
When you're sure that he's gone forever

When it rains in Asia
It makes her feel this way
California
London, Bombay
When it rains in Asia

She wants to know
Is it always, always raining somewhere
When it rains in Asia
It makes her feel this way
California
London, Bombay
When it rains in Asia


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    General CommentI love this song..and I don't even know why..it's my 2nd fav. JLC song... does anyone know where it came from..or the story behind it I mean...
    KatieHatton75on January 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, its so happy, over something so simple.
    Wannacrackeron March 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commenta) what's a busker?
    b) why are there only two comments? this is (arguably) JLC's best. it was my first favorite, anyway.
    hab204on March 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbusk
    –verb (used without object) 1. Chiefly British. to entertain by dancing, singing, or reciting on the street or in a public place.
    2. Canadian. to make a showy or noisy appeal.

    —Related forms
    busker, noun

    JLC would occasionally pay the bills by "busking" early in their career
    fifteenstorieson November 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSuch an amazing song.
    I wish someone knew the actual meaning behind it...
    waterbabie369on July 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with waterbabie

    Does anyone know the meaning of this song? I'd really like to know
    dajohnnyon October 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about a girl that has lost someone, maybe a boyfriend?
    and she's reminded of him when its raining.
    and she wants to know if people all around the world feel that kind of pain,
    you know we never really think about people in other countries having to go through heartbreak, or losses, or any type of emotional problems.
    thats just my take on the song
    mamezzon November 28, 2008   Link

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