"I think it's going to rain today" as written by and Randy Newman....
Broken windows and empty hallways
A pale dead moon in the sky streaked with gray
Human kindness is overflowing
And I think it's going to rain today

Scarecrows dressed in the latest styles
With frozen smiles to chase love away
Human kindness is overflowing
And I think it's going to rain today

Lonely, lonely
Tin can at my feet
Think I'll kick it down the street
That's the way to treat a friend

Bright before me the signs implore me
To help the needy and show them the way
Human kindness is overflowing
And I think it's going to rain today

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"I Think It's Going to Rain Today" as written by Randy Newman

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    General CommentWell, "Beaches" is one of my favorite movies and I think she did a stellar job covering Bette Midler.
    manprettys_pantieson October 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTouching melody with beautiful images. A Randy Newman classic!

    Difficult to decipher the meaning though. Seems like a song about a cold superficial society with a friendly appearance.. We are being 'drowned' in insignificant kindness( 'Human kindness is overflowing
    And I think it's going to rain today'); we have to help and guide each other, but at the end of the day nobody REALLY cares!

    Or am I on a totally different track??
    Non October 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI could really see this played for one of those television...save the children kind of initiative.
    I think it serves as a paradox. We people are all full of a capacity to love, - "human kindness is overflowing"- we belong to this type of community where we should be able to love and care for one another. Even so, to the singer, or to any individual person, the world is a sad, lonely, and cold place. In the end, you find you stand alone.

    The verses just talk about how we run our lives trying to be happy, to show we are okay...Scarecrows in new fashions, frozen smiles. We can't be vulnerable to the feeling of being alone, especially not to other people.

    This song was also played in the season 5 finale of Gilmore Girls, and I think it was placed well, although its meaning in the show's context was different.
    It was probably meant to show, that after several years, a really strong bond, a loving and caring mother-daughter relationship relationship has just crumbled. Both feel abandoned and hurt, and yet they try to compose themselves, hide their feelings lest they break down.
    Mickeyjr3000on October 29, 2005   Link

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