"The Permanent Rain" as written by and Cody Michael/czap Payne....
So why the sudden change
And what's this all about?
I know they speak your name
But where's the sound right now?
I can't stop praying you'll hear me play
I know that I'll be with you there someday

So where the hell's my hope
And why can't I just try?
You know I've lost a lot
But I won't let this die
I know I've got a friend up in the atmosphere
And another reason not to fear the sky
No, not tonight

Can I pull out all the stops
And get out of this town?
I want to make you proud
But I really don't know how
I know it's not helping to hear me say
I wish it was me in the car that day
Though something made me stop and think of what you said
You know it meant a lot
But I was just a kid
One with all these dreams of growing up and playing music on the road
I've been screaming all these years and thinking of you both

So where's my hope
And why can't I just try?
You know I've lost a lot
But I won't let this die
I know I've got this friend up in the atmosphere
And another reason not to fear the sky
No, not tonight

I wrote this note
Because I never even told you
You know I've got some things to sing about
Like we were young and holding true
To all these songs that always made us pull through
And now I've got some words that I'll write down
I'm sending this shit out

So where's my hope
And why can't I just try?
You know I've lost a lot
But I won't let this die
I know I've got this friend up in the atmosphere
And another reason not to fear the sky
No, not tonight

So where's my hope,
And why can't I just try?
You know I've lost a lot
But I won't let this die
I know I've got this friend up in the atmosphere
And another reason not to fear the sky
No, not tonight

So where the hell's my hope
And why can't I just try?
You know I've lost a lot
But I won't let this die
I know I've got this friend up in the atmosphere
And another reason not to fear the sky
No, not tonight
No, not tonight


Lyrics submitted by SMILExxiloveyou, edited by KillTheSilence

"The Permanent Rain" as written by Bryan Alan Czap A.j. Perdomo

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +2
    General CommentI actually went to the same school as this kid, and I don't know exactly who this song was for, but I have a pretty good idea.

    I could be wrong but...

    At the school there was a death a few years back during I THINK homecoming, or another dance or something. (I may be a bit off, it was a while ago)

    A kid died that day that alot of kids really looked up to and liked. I didn't know him but I know alot of the older kids really miss him. It was a very sad week. Nicholas "Big Bear" Thayer, I believe was his name.


    Now that is complete speculation as AJ may of never knew him, but it's a good guess.
    Xarinon September 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI read in an interview that they had that this song is about Aj and two of his very close friends that died but though they died at diffrent times he is using this song to tie them together and show the affects the deaths had on him.
    becksisbest10on October 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentdirectly fromt he site scenetrash.com
    this is what a.j. says the song really means

    "The Permanent Rain" is a very personal song about two people very close to me who passed away. My good friend, and my grandmother. My grandmother taught me about music and always pushed me in that direction. The song is about how I wish she'd be here to see what I've done with what she gave me. It is generally about the grief caused by the situations, but using music as an outlet, and a reason to pursue music in general.

    -AJ Perdomo (The Dangerous Summer)
    monniqueeon February 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI think it's about his parents dying in a car crash. Maybe even grandparents. Becuase it says "you both" meaning two people and the way he talks about them it sounds like a parental figure. Like he wants them to be proud of him. and he wish he would have died that day and not them. and I think he was youg. Becuase he says "I was just a kid"

    I really enjoy this song but just now actualy listened to the lyrics.
    hotpinkbabe1016on April 22, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Link(s)Here is the actual story from AJ: "The Permanent Rain" is a very personal song about two people very close to me who passed away. My good friend, and my grandmother. My grandmother taught me about music and always pushed me in that direction. The song is about how I wish she'd be here to see what I've done with what she gave me. It is generally about the grief caused by the situations, but using music as an outlet, and a reason to pursue music in general. scenetrash.com/articles/SongMeaning/…
    emilyraemeowon July 14, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this might be about a friend that was in a car accident when he was younger? im not sure though.
    SMILExxiloveyouon April 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think he is crying out because he misses his parents...

    they seem to have died in a car accident when he was younger and all he wants is for them to hear him play his music for them...

    i just heard this song today but i love it and i cant get enough... great song.
    great lyrics.
    i love the guitar.

    amazing. its a rare song thats actually filled with feeling and not just words
    BoredOneon April 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song reminds me of god
    punkkid6312on May 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeahhh
    i love this song...
    does anyone know where i can download it.
    because its not on itunes or myspace or anywhere else.
    and i cant use limewire....
    kolb6on May 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti believe that this song is about person who is in pain, because he or she has so much to say to the person/people he loves or is in love with.. and he has very little hope to say how he feels since he has had a lot or painful experiences in his or her past..

    this person's still fighting strong though, and is trying his best to fight their fears, and say what they want to say.
    makeTHISworthITon May 18, 2007   Link

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