"It Will Follow the Rain" as written by and Kristian Matsson....
Have you ever seen the far side
Of a mountain swallow the sky
As you travel through the valley
And as your speedin' still far behind
Through the valley where lovers climb

Have you ever seen the locust
Lean his wings right after a plague
Like ascendin' of a dark cloud
In the sunlight to end the day
To kill the sunlight, to end the day

Yes it will follow the rain

Have you ever seen the quiet
Indecision of a man
When he's standing by the fire
With an eager friend in his hand
Will he ever quite understand

That it will follow the rain
I said oh my friend
It will follow the rain

Have you ever seen your baby
Getting caught by the lonesome wind
And the whistling round the corners
Telling you they have let her in
Separation can now begin

Yes, it will follow now the rain.
I said oh my friend.
It will follow the rain
I said oh my friend
It will follow the rain

Have you ever seen the far side
Of a mountain swallow the sky,
As you travel through the valley
As you're speeding still far behind

Through the valley where lovers climb
Where the children will blink and sigh
They have caught a lightning strike
In the jar just to watch it die
In the valley where lovers climb
Yes it will follow the rain

I said oh my friend
It will follow the rain


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"It Will Follow the Rain" as written by Kristian Matsson

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  • +1
    General CommentMatsson's lyrics are definitely enigmatic and I think they can be interpreted many different ways. That being said, this song to me seems to be about the end of relationship and how, after the turmoil of the break-up, one learns to achieve happiness again.

    kaysnteeson April 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about Moses leading the slaves out of egypt.

    Have you ever seen the quiet indecision of a man,
    when he's standing by the fire,
    with an eager friend in his hand,
    oh, will he ever quite understand,
    -(Moses was in the desert when God came as a fire and gave him a staff "an eager friend". He thought he was going crazy and didnt believe at first thus the "indecision of a man.")

    Have you ever seen the locusts,
    clean his wings right after a plague,
    like descendin' of a dark cloud,
    dim the sunlight to end the day,
    to kill the sunlight to end the day,
    - (One of the Ten plagues of Egypt were locusts descending on egypt like "a dark cloud" and killing all the crops.)

    Have you ever seen the far side of a mountain,
    swallow the sky,
    as you travel through the valley,
    as your speedin' still far behind,
    through the valley where lovers climb,
    where the children will blink and sigh,
    they have caught a lightning strike,
    in a jar just to watch it die,
    in the valley where lovers climb,
    -( I think the "Far side of the Mountain, swallow the sky" is talking about when moses parted the Red Sea for all the women and children to pass through and escape the egyptians.)

    Have you ever seen your baby,
    getting caught by the lonesome wind,
    and the whistlin' around the corners,
    telling you they have let her in,
    separation can now begin,
    -(Moses' true mother set him adrift in a river for she couldnt take care of him, thus the "whistlin around the corners" -(is of the river)" and the "Separation can now begin" -(is the separation of the mother son relationship).

    This song kicks ass
    seanman89on October 15, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm getting the feeling some of Kristian Mattson's songs retell famous stories
    SpringStingrayon November 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf anyone sees any lyrical goofs please do point them out. :)
    SilverBackon October 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot so sure what the meaning to the song is, but the video to it is the most gorgeous thing I have seen in a long time.
    lookingfordolvingon May 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI know that Kristian suffers from anxiety. Not that kind you get the morning after a night in the bottle or someting like that, but that one when your self-loathing is so great, you push dear ones away, and you blame yourself for every wrong in the world. It takes one, to know one. And his music is definitaly a steamer for his angst.

    This song is obviously about a broken relationship.

    The first part of a lyric is often the part that describes the predicament.

    "Have you ever seen the far side
    Of a mountain swallow the sky
    As you travel through the valley
    And as your speedin' still far behind
    Through the valley where lovers climb"

    It's pretty obvious in embrossment.

    He's travelling toward to the far side of the mountain, and compares his realtionship with the climping of lovers. The fight for it to hold, though it does not hold, as he continues with an impressionistic description of the bitter end.

    "Have you ever seen the locust
    Lean his wings right after a plague
    Like ascendin' of a dark cloud
    In the sunlight to end the day
    To kill the sunlight, to end the day"

    But somehow, after every breakup there's some light, as in the end of the tunnel.
    Because we all know what's following the rain, don't we?
    NiklasAlmon February 18, 2014   Link

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