"Rainy Day Parade" as written by and Aaron/mushok Lewis....
You the great pretenders, blood to paint your pictures
While you're stepping over fallen people lying in the streets
You the great offenders, only your views matter
While your heart grows colder, I wish that you could open up and feel

[Chorus]
For a while see if you can take it
Feel, you're alive and this is all part of it
Feel, could it be that we're all afraid
'Cause it feels like a rainy day parade

We the great believers, blood is legal tender
I will not surrender what it was our fathers died to bear
We the people stated, not negotiated
Just to be forgotten, I wish that you could open up and see

For a while see if you can take it
See, you're alive and this is all part of it
See, can't you see that we're all afraid
'Cause it feels like a rainy day parade

What I see is all too real
What I need is what you steal
And all I reap is what you take
Upon my back on which you break
And I just wish that we could rise above and feel

[Chorus]


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"Rainy Day Parade" as written by John April Aaron Lewis

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    General CommentIs it just me, or does this song sound like "Suffer" recycled? The intor, the bass line, and the drums sound extremely similar. Too bad Staind is recycling songs... They WERE awesome... they're too mainstream now.
    Jax0n7on September 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti find this song quite amazing. kinda angry kinda sad at the same time. cant beat that
    jmacks434on January 26, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationWell this may be lengthy, but here goes. I think this is a "Wake up and open your eyes, America!" song.
    Starting off:

    "You the great pretenders, blood to paint your pictures
    While you're stepping over fallen people lying in the streets"

    Obviously, about posers, who create drama and don't care who it is that is already down that they ignore and hurt.


    "You the great offenders, only your views matter
    While your heart grows colder, I wish that you could open up and feel"

    People who push their views on others and never accept the fact that others can have their own beliefs, they never respect them, and thus they grow cold in that aspect.


    "For a while see if you can take it
    Feel, you're alive and this is all part of it
    Feel, could it be that we're all afraid
    Cause it feels like a rainy day parade"

    Offering to join in and see that we're all connected and we all feel the same fear over the darkness of the times we live in.


    "We the great believers, blood is legal tender
    I will not surrender what it was our fathers died to bear
    We the people stated, not negotiated*
    Just to be forgotten, I wish that you could open up and see"

    A very patriotic and powerful section, if you're an American, you obviously can understand the first two lines. The second two, the former of them being my favorite of the song, are saying "We stated that we shall be our own nation, we didn't negotiate it, but everyone seems to have forgotten that, and don't realize that with people that refuse to negotiate, combat is the only way".


    "What I see is all too real
    What I need is what you steal
    And all I reap is what you take
    Upon my back on which you break
    I just wish that we could rise above and feel"

    Harder part for me to interpret... I'm guessing, "What I'm talking about is serious, you refuse to give what is needed, and what I try to speak out you just ignore, you stress me, and I just want all of us to get above all of this and be unified"

    Probably full of holes or whatever, but it's what I think. I love this song a lot, and it further strengthens my American pride.
    SaDuWoon May 31, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me, this seems to be a somewhat political song: about how elected politicians have failed the people they are supposed to serve because all they care about are the things important to them personally and they do not give the people they serve the things they really need.
    pcnateon February 17, 2011   Link

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