"Rain Is Falling" as written by and Jeff / Lynne....
Early in the morning
The sun was up and the sky was very blue,
Without a warning,
As I looked out, my thoughts returned to you,
A noise in the city made the children run,
And hide themselves away,
And thunder boomed and lightning filled the sky.

Looking from this window,
A thousand rivers running past my door,
Standing on an islane, looking for someone,
Upon the shore,
I can see it very clearly nothing's really changed,
Then lightning strikes across an empty sky.

Ooohh, the rain is falling
Ooohh, the rain is falling
Ooohh, the rain is falling
Will it wash away the lonely tears,

With their brand new time transporter,
They'll think maybe I fought to get away,
But with all their great inventions,
And all their good intentions, here I stay,
Down on the corner where the sun had shone,
The people gathered 'round,
Then scattered as the raindrops hit the ground.

Ooohh, the rain is falling
Ooohh, the rain is falling
Ooohh, the rain is falling
Will it wash away the lonely tears.



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"Rain Is Falling" as written by Jeff Lynne

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    General CommentThe artist feels lonely along with the others and are looking and hoping for signs of change. Just when they see some light of change, the rain comes and everything returns to the way it was before. But at least maybe the "rain will wash away their lonely tears".
    michaelcoon November 18, 2015   Link
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    General CommentThis song is one of many connected stories off ELO's album "Time". The character is saddened by the way the late 2000's are and longs desperately for the simple and "good 'ol 1980's".

    Jeff Lynne (frontman, Electric Light Orchestra) has been asked multiple times in recorded interviews if the character is a time traveler or simply dreaming... the beautiful part being that Lynne has always responded by saying he asks himself the same thing and should, yet doesn't, know - even after all these years.

    Time is considered by many ELO fans to be their greatest work and the retro-futuristic elements like Ticket To The Moon, Twilight & Rain Is Falling define the tone of the album
    NourigatPDXon July 19, 2017   Link
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    General CommentI think it might be about nuclear war. The thunder, lightning, "where the sun had shone" together with people running and the rain (black rain can fall after a nuclear blast) seem to me to imply it.
    20thcenturymanon July 23, 2017   Link

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