"Seattle" as written by and Matthew Mac Donald....
My [Incomprehensible], my life is dull
And dried up like the sound of voice makes
When the heart grows cold and it?s going that way

I think I?ll move out of state somewhere far from
Seattle City lights, they burn my eyes
California sounds nice but California?s a lie
Maybe I'm out of luck or maybe I'm just blind, oh this time

Rain on my hopes, rain on my soul
Rain on everything that I know
It feels so ludicrous, the pursuit of this dream
We thought we?d be there long ago

My life is like a rolling river, so muddy and absurd
And although I might be mistaken I know that I?ll be heard
And I find the second I try to pull away
I'm thrown back in line, oh, this time

So, rain on my hopes, rain on my soul
Rain on everything that I know
It feels so ludicrous, the pursuit of this dream
We thought we?d be there long ago

Rain on my hopes, rain on my soul
Rain on everything that I know
It feels so ludicrous, the pursuit of this dream
We thought we?d be there long ago

And we're all looking for
The same thing, the same thing
Seattle is calling me
Back home, back home, so

Rain on my hopes, rain on my soul
Rain on everything that I know
It feels so ludicrous the pursuit of this dream
We thought we?d be there long ago

Rain on my hopes, rain on my soul
Rain on everything that I know
It feels so ludicrous the pursuit of this dream
We thought we?d be there long ago
Oh oh oh oh



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"Seattle" as written by Matthew Mac Donald

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    General CommentWell, since the song is called 'Seattle' and it's pretty much all about wanting to be back home...in Seattle...I'm pretty positive they're saying "rain". Lol.

    I'm from Seattle too, and would listen to this song while I was away at college. It really is about taking your old life (and hometown) for granted.
    "maybe I'm out of luck, or maybe I'm just blind, all this time"

    As a Seattle-ite, this song is close to my heart. :)
    foolish.hearton July 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's "all this time" for the pre-chorus line.

    This song is beautiful and passionate, I like the rain analogy with Seattle. I think the song is about how we search for all the things in life to try to make us happy, but no thing can really make us happy.

    Also, I know they don't say it in the song, but God is the only way to fill the void in our lives, (not meaning to preach, but they are a Christian band and I'm guessing that's the point of the song)
    theonethatison October 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell. it seems like they are trying to say that people take all this time to find that one thing that makes us happy and that we should just wait for it to just find us because eventualy it will find us.

    And BTW theonethatis...TCC is NOT a christian band. they have said themselfs that theu don't want to be labeled as a christian band
    blondie0891on November 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is what I hear. I'm not sure it's right, and it's not that different from what is already there.

    I’ve realized that my life is dull
    and dried up, like the sound
    a voice makes when
    the heart goes cold,
    and it’s going that way.

    I think, I’ll move out of state,
    somewhere far from
    Seattle’s city lights;
    they burn my eyes.
    California sounds nice,
    but California’s a lie.
    Maybe, I’m out of luck,
    or maybe, I’m just blind.
    Oh, this time.

    Rain on my hopes.
    Rain on my soul.
    Rain on everything that I know.
    It feels so ludicrous -
    the pursuit of this dream;
    we thought we’d be there long ago.

    My life is like a rolling river -
    so muddy and absurd.
    And although I might be mistaken,
    I know that I’ll be heard.
    And I find,
    the second I try to pull away,
    I’m thrown back in line.
    Oh, this time.

    So, rain on my hopes.
    Rain on my soul.
    Rain on everything that I know.
    It feels so ludicrous -
    the pursuit of this dream;
    we thought we’d be there long ago.

    Rain on my house.
    Rain on my soul.
    Rain on everything that I know.
    It feels so ludicrous -
    the pursuit of this dream;
    we thought we’d be there long ago.

    And we are all looking for
    the same thing, the same thing.
    Seattle is calling me
    back home, back home.

    So, rain on my hopes.
    Rain on my soul.
    Rain on everything that I know.
    It feels so ludicrous -
    the pursuit of this dream;
    we thought we’d be there long ago.

    Rain on my hopes.
    Rain on my soul.
    Rain on everything that I know.
    It feels so ludicrous -
    the pursuit of this dream;
    we thought we’d be there long ago.
    lilangl977on November 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, I know all about the "Christian band" stuff....
    theonethatison November 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust because they don't want to be labeled as a christian band doesn't mean their not christians and singing about god. from what i've heard their christian people and that could definately influence their lyrics. i think thats what theonethatis was getting at.
    tracy 82109on December 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthey have a lot of Christian undertones though, and the fact that they are not specifically Christian doesn't mean that the sings don't have that meaning to them, 'cause a lot certainly do.
    thebigeman77on March 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't hear "rain"... I hear "reign"... and I do think the undertone is about them asking God to be at the forefront in their lives when things ('hopes', 'soul', 'everything I know') seem down or out of their own control.
    Museicalinon April 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't hear "rain"... I hear "reign"... and I do think the undertone is about them asking God to be at the forefront in their lives when things ('hopes', 'soul', 'everything I know') seem down or out of their own control.
    Museicalinon April 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYou know what I assumed that it was Rain, and after seeing the video I would assume rain, but that doesn't mean its not reign as well. Play on words are common, and the fact that whoever it was saw that shows an extremely creative mind on their part. And when it all boils down reign and rain mean virtually the same thing, one just deals with matter, and the other with rule. Both come down, you reign down on someone and you get rained down on....

    Interesting..
    kles30on July 25, 2008   Link

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