"Rain Down On Me" as written by and Greg Keelor Jim Cuddy....
You never need forgiveness
Left home at seventeen
Raised up on hate

To a life that's second rate
I've seen that look before
Behind some closing door
You couldn't be delivered
Just won't be denied
Too much a child
Confident and wild

Nobody taught you how to live
What to keep and what to give
Now she talks to strangers
Who bring her flowers for her hair
But every night you count on me

To get you out the door
Then you smile
And watch me lose control
You rain on me
Rain down on me
Rain down on me

I used to think I knew
What I was waiting for
I don't think that anymore
I didn't know what to bring you
You don't seem to need too much at all

No pearls or chains
And nobody's sad refrains
Everytime I wonder why
I think back to the kindness in your eyes

Now everybody wants you
Bring you flowers for your hair
But every night you count on me
To peel you off the wall

Then you smile
And watch me lose control
You rain on me
Rain down on me
Rain down on me

I used to think I knew
What I was fighting for
I don't think that anymore


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"Rain Down on Me" as written by Jim Cuddy Greg Keelor

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    General CommentThis is my favorite Blue Rodeo song and it has importance for me and my family. Although I am a male, I left home at seventeen as well and it... was quite the time. All in all, a great song I think.
    Panic!on June 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song has an amazing video
    jmo78on February 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song and the video seem to speak of the effects of abuse on young women. This one grew up confused in how she related to others - confident on the outside but confused on the inside, and her relationships have elements of suffering.
    yoguy2005on March 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBlue Rodeo supposedly influenced by James Joyce- particularly The Dead and Dubliners. Rain Down on Me seems to kind of speak for Eveline.
    xnorthwindxon October 16, 2009   Link

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