"The Rain" as written by and Glen James Hansard....
Just before the rain came down
The sun came out at last
And as for all assumptions made
And questions never asked

I know we're not where I promised you we'd be by now
But maybe it's a question of who'd want it anyhow

Even now the rainbows seem closer to your hand
It doesn't know where to stop the measure of a man

Okay we're not what I promised you we would become
But maybe its a question of how much you really want

Had enough?
Had enough?
There's plenty more where that came from now

Your feeling bored,
Swallowed up
We got hours on you now

Just before the rain came down
The sun came out at last
And as for all assumptions made
And questions never asked

Okay, I'm not what I promised you I would become
I know, we're not what I promised you we'd be by now

Had enough?
Had enough?
There's plenty more where that came from now

Feeling bored
Swallowed up
We got hours on you now

Still on top
Crawling up
We got hours on you now


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"The Rain" as written by Glen James Hansard Glen Hansard

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    General CommentAh, you beat me to it! I was just about to post these lyrics. So far, my favorite from the new album. It sounds like it's about having to compromise on a dream or a goal.. That's a fairly literal interpretation, but it seems like there's more their.
    one_irish_roveron October 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGlen Hansard described this song on tour as his "love song to the frames" the song is actually about the frames and their past 20 years together
    tell44on December 07, 2009   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionLines 7-8 should be

    Even now the rainbow's end seems closer to your hand
    And is it knowing when to stop the measure of the man
    bryndisioon December 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAfter I heard this song was about The Frames I started thinking that perhaps this is Glen's response to everyone who complained about him "abandoning" the Frames for The Swell Season.

    Just before the rain came down
    the sun came out at last
    and as for all assumptions made
    and questions never asked

    The Swell Season experienced unexpected success and he ran with it. A lot of people made assumptions that this meant The Frames were over or that he was only doing it because TSS was more successful in the USA...

    i know we're not where i promised you we'd be by now
    but maybe its a question of who'd want it anyhow
    okay we're not what i promised you we would become
    but maybe its a question of how much you really want

    Saying TSS is an evolution of his career and that yes, he's no longer the same musician he was in 2001, but would either he or the fans have really wanted the music to stay the same forever?

    Then the "there's plenty more where that came from now" part is saying that neither band is done, and his career certainly is not, so stop complaining and speculating. Who knows if that's right, but that's the way I've seen it!
    themoley91on July 03, 2011   Link

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