Rain is millions of tiny speech bubbles unused
The collected breaths of mutes
And all our silent exhalations
Where we should've put words
Or words we had no one to tell
Emptied from clouds like clearing horns spit valves
Coming back to us now
To remind us what we meant to say
Or that we meant to say something

Coming down and dying
In one giant quiet
On the streets and cars
Huzzled like jewels in girls' hair
On the fake wool collar of my bomber jacket
And on my glasses and feet

Cut 'em deep and weap out loud
Just dust and just a hair in your mouth
You drink and think you're tonguin' something to shout
But it's just dust and just a hair in your mouth

And now these empty breaths reflect
The feedback of headlights
Push leaves and coffee cups
To lower altitudes and gutters
Rain is confession weather
And we become booths of prayer if we let us

And now these empty breaths reflect
The feedback of headlights
Push leaves and coffee cups
To lower altitudes and gutters
Rain is confession weather
And we become booths of prayer if we let us


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    General CommentThis is definitely one of my favorite Why? songs. It's creative and random.
    betwnliesntruthon May 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about how rain always makes you reminisce and think of things, and how you could have changed the outcome based on what you did/didn't say
    shitscoldon December 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMy take is that this songs refers to how our "empty breaths", which are things we say that never reach anyone or are never said out loud, are made up of air and water vapor. This vapor evaporates into clouds where it condenses and eventually, is transformed into rain. So everytime it rains, we are reminded of how we wasted those breaths by not saying anything.
    weemon May 20, 2011   Link

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