"When It Rains" as written by and Hayley Nichole/farro Williams....
And when it rains on this side of town
It touches everything
Just say it again and mean it

We don't miss a thing
You made yourself a bed at the bottom
Of the blackest hole (Blackest hole)
And convinced yourself
That it's not the reason you don't see the sun anymore

And no, oh
How could you do it?
Oh, I
I never saw it coming
No, oh
I need an ending
So why can't you stay
Just long enough to explain?

And when it rains, you always find an escape
Just running away
From all of the ones who love you
From everything

You made yourself a bed at the bottom
Of the blackest hole (Blackest hole)
And you'll sleep till May
You'll say that you don't wanna see the sun anymore

And no, oh
How could you do it?
Oh, I
I never saw it coming
No, oh
I need an ending
So why can't you stay
Just long enough to explain?

(Explain your side, take my side)
Take these chances to turn it around
Let's take these chances we'll make it somehow
And take these chances and turn it around
Just turn it around

No
How could you do it?
Oh, I
I never saw it coming

No, oh
How could you do it?
Oh, I
I never saw it coming
No, oh
How could you do it?
Oh, I
I never saw it coming
No, oh
I need an ending
So why can't you stay
Just long enough to explain?

You can take your time, take my time


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"When It Rains" as written by Hayley Nichole/farro Williams

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  • +4
    General Comment^^^yes someone finally agrees with me. thank u lindsey.

    yes.. when it rains is like a metaphor for 'when bad things happen', since usually rain is 'bad'.. and the person or people hayley is singing to just so happen to be depressed and considering suicide. (sorry this song makes me cry just listening to it..)
    panicatthemonieon August 26, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentHalley wrote it for her friend who comited suicide.
    smurfyxoon March 07, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhen i first heard it i thought she might be singing about someone committing suicide.

    "How could you do it?
    I never saw it coming."

    Common thing people say when someone dies... Upon reading the lyrics it sounds more like a plea for someone to escape from their addiction/depression.

    Just my opinion =)
    Azoriaon June 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm not sure what this song means yet, but I love it anyways. When I first heard it, I knew right away it would be one of my favorite songs. It almost gives me chills in my spine. I love it.
    KaitlinAnn00on June 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationMy interpretation... well lets see...

    And when it rains, on this side of town, it touches... everything; just say it again and mean it.

    I think she's basically saying that when things go wrong or not as planned it affects everything in her life, and she's asking him to tell her the truth about how he feels about them at that moment

    We don't miss a thing; you made yourself a bed at, the bottom of the blackest hole-

    Basically she says that he doesn't want to hear or experience it (you made yourself a bed at the bottom of the blackest hole) in the deepest place ever in himself so that he can't feel it, but it's still happening to her

    And convinced yourself, that it's not, the reason you don't see the sun anymore;

    He tricked himself into thinking that them being in the deepness of the rain isn't why he's so in deep, the reason why he's not social anymore...

    And oh, oh? How could you do it? Oh, I, I never saw it coming. Oh, oh, I need the ending, so why can't you stay, just long enough to explain?

    She's confused about why he would leave her to deal with all that was left of them, all that was left of her... and now she says that she wants to know what he was planning to do then and is asking for the answer

    And when it rains, you always find an escape, from all of the ones who love you, from everything-

    When anything bad happens he always runs away instead of dealing with it

    You made yourself a bed at the bottom of the blackest hole, and you'll sleep till may, and you'll say that you don't wanna see the sun anymore

    he will stay ignorant for the longest time, and then say that he wants to stay there and never wake up to what she's dealing with

    (Chorus)

    Take your time, take my time-

    She's saying he can take as much time as he needs to decide what he's gonna do

    Take these chances, to turn it around, just take these chances, we'll make it somehow and, just turn it around.

    She's open to trying to make it into a relationship by turning around their downs and make it all well

    (Chorus)

    You can take your time, take my time.





    Great song. One of my favorites off of riot!





    mc9611on November 13, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningalright so i think this song is about one of hayley's closest friends committing suicide. it's totally relevant and the whole song is just saying why did you give up on yourself and leave us all. it's a really emotional song. love it.
    fueledbyparamoreon November 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationa comment informed me that this song was about hayley's friend who commited suicide, and i totally see it. look:

    And oh, oh, how could you do it? (how could you commit suicide)
    Oh, I, I never saw it coming (no one, well, saw it coming)
    And oh, oh, I need the ending (needing closure, what with it being so soon)
    So why can't you stay just long enough to explain? (why couldn't you stay just long enough to get HELP?)

    Just running away from all of the ones who love you (not taking any help)
    From everything

    Take your time (taking her own life away)
    Take my time (taking everyone ELSE'S life away)

    yupperz.(:
    lovealwayskellyon April 13, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationOk ya this song could be related to a break up or depression of suicide. However if we compare this song to the scene in the twilight saga of new moon we will see that this explains the break up situation between Bella and Edward. "So why can't you stay longer to explain" Edward left right after he told her it was over. And he didnt stay long enough to explain. In the books edward ran away from his own family because of his depression. "Take these chances to turn it around lets take these chances we will make it somehow" in the book bella didnt give up on edward and she was willing to take the chances to make it work out again. So if you read the lyrics and compare it to this scene in new moon you will find that it compares well.
    pdiddy123on July 17, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThis song makes me sooooooooooooooooo sad.
    I literally can't hear it or i start bawling.. "/
    I haven't heard it in 3 years.
    SknyJean9on September 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationLove this song so much. Especially the opening line. "When it rains on this side of town it touches everything"

    Such power in that line. Hayley is obviously singing from a depressed point of view as saying the rain touches everything means that everything in her life is dreary since whatever bad thing happened.

    I think it's about someone committing suicide, mainly because of the line "You made yourself a bed at the bottom of the blackest hole" and that sounds like someone is in a grave now and it was by their choice.

    Either way, I adore this song.
    SportsByDallason December 28, 2010   Link

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