"The Rain" as written by Earl Simmons, L. Perry, K. Davis and M. Cowart....
Some days go on forever
Sometimes the weatherman says rain
We’ve all had days staring blankly out the window
Watching all the plans we made go down the drain

She had a long day in the city
And it’s finally her turn to complain
I tried to improvise and told her about the time
I had to buy a rented tux with a whiskey stain
My little story didn’t seem to impress her
I was just trying to cheer you up, baby
I can make it better

Well, I’ll get around to it when the sky turns blue, but
‘Til then it’s gonna have to wait
I’ll do it, love to do it for you baby
But I can’t turn off the rain
And it’s hard to be patient when you’re waiting at the station
Worrying never did anything
I’ll do it for you baby but I can’t turn off the rain, rain, rain

Oh, it’s been one of those days
Trying to find a rock to crawl under
A place to hide my face and I just
Want to go pretend like I don’t have any friends, but
You have the nerve to call and interrupt my little, pity party
Just to ask me how it went
Well how does it sound like it went, man?
I don’t know, close the door and threw my phone
And sat down on the bed, like what the hell
Like a ghost I felt that guilt surround my soul
And I could hear my grandpa’s voice saying “listen up boy, listen well”

Well, we’ll get around to it when the sky turns blue, but
‘Til then it’s gonna have to wait
We’ll do it, we’ll go outside
But we can’t turn off the rain
And it’s hard to be patient when you’re waiting at the station
Worrying never did anything
We’ll do it, but we can’t turn off the rain

Here come the home
Here come the kids
There goes the money you were fronted
Here come the wave
It’s headed straight at everything that you just bought
And now you’re standing on what just became your FEMA parking lot
He said “Baby I don’t think that I could make good on that promise this time.
Oh, that diamond’s out of reach.”
She said, “Honey I don’t need a ring, just you more than anything.
Now that we’ve lost everything lets just lie on this beach together.
I know you love me, you’re just saving it for better weather”

We’ll get around to it once the sky turns blue, but
‘Til then it’s gonna have to wait
We’ll do it; oh, we’ll do it all
But we can’t turn off the rain
And it’s hard to be patient when you’re waiting at the station
Worrying never did anything
We’ll do it, baby, oh we’ll do it
Yeah we’ll do it all
But we can’t turn off the rain

Can’t turn off the rain


Lyrics submitted by dprothman

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    My InterpretationThis is clear. It is the most hopeful Katrina song ever written and WILDLY underrated.
    neftalirron January 10, 2014   Link

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