i stand out breaking in the portland rain
i see the end there in your eyes
as i watch you drive away

i walk back blind into my cold dreamhouse
and i think about the damage
i put the big light out

i sit down smoking on my basement floor
i hear footsteps up above me
they are right outside my front door

the only place
that i want to be
is watching you move
up on top of me

the only sound
that i want to hear
is the rain against my window
as you whisper in my ear

baby........ you know i love it when you call me baby


i go upstairs and find my twelve year old
she's got tears running down her face
sitting sad at my piano

she sings soft words from that old beatles song
and i think about my yesterday
and all the things i did wrong

the only place
that i want to be
is watching you sweet dream
in bed right next to me

the only sound
that i want to hear
is the rain against my window
as i pull you near...

dont give up on me
baby,...cant you you see
we could make this be
the way it used to be

dont give up on me
i wish i could make you see
that i am changing everyday
trying to build a better me

we could make this be
the way it's supposed to be....

don't give up on me

i stand out in the rain
where i watched you drive away
i never thought i would live to see
this fucked-up day

i stand out in the rain
in the middle of the night
i wish that it
could wash away
the beast inside

the only thing
i want to do
is kiss you
when i am coming deep inside of you

the only sound
that i want to hear
is the rain against my window
as i hold you....

dont give up on me
oh baby .. can't you see
we could make this be
the way it used to be

dont give up on me
i wish i could make you see
that i am changing everyday
trying to build a better me

we could make this be
the way it's supposed to be ....

dont give up on me



Lyrics submitted by blkphysh

Portland Rain song meanings
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    General CommentI just ... love this song. I can't really explain why, but I do. It's so sad, but so painfully beautiful. It's about watching your partner leave you and feeling like your entire world is falling apart. It's feeling like the day for final goodbyes would never come and now that it has, you can only think of how unreal it seems and the things that will never be again. My favorite part is:
    the only thing
    i want to do
    is kiss you
    when i am coming deep inside of you

    the only sound
    that i want to hear
    is the rain against my window
    as i hold you....
    devilslittlesisteron June 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great. I came across it while looking for old everclear songs i used to listen to. Anyhow i found it on myspace and then they removed it! Which album is it off of?
    rofwearon July 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell you might have found out by now, but it's off 'Welcome to the Drama Club'
    blkphyshon August 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHehe yeah i found and bought the album =]
    but thanks =P
    rofwearon December 13, 2007   Link

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