"Rainmaker" as written by Emmilie Charlotte-victoria De Forest, Jakob Schack Glasner and Fredrik Sonefors. Emmelie explained the lyrics of the song in a interview at the Eurovision Songfestival. Emmelie said; "It is about a...
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This land, abandoned and dried out
Listen, no one hears you shout
In my hand, the seed of love and life
But in this land it withers and it dies

Over the mountains, higher
When will you find us? Higher
Over the mountains, higher
When will you find us?

Oh, I hear, hear the echo of your drums
It's in your hands, let the rain dance
I feel, feel the power of your song
It's in your call, let the rain fall

Make it rain, make it rain
Rainmaker, oh oh, oh oh
Make it rain, make it rain
Rainmaker, oh oh, oh oh

One love carried by the wind
One love glowing on our skin
Join us when the sun is high
It only takes one love to open up the sky

Over the mountains, higher
When will you find us? Higher
Over the mountains, higher
When will you find us?

Oh, I hear, hear the echo of your drums
It's in your hands, let the rain dance
I feel, feel the power of your song
It's in your call, let the rain fall

Make it rain, make it rain
Rainmaker, oh oh, oh oh
Make it rain, make it rain
Rainmaker, oh oh, oh oh

Way-a way-o way-o way-a
Way-o way-o way-a
Way-o way-o way
Way-a way-o way-o way-a
Way-o way-o way-a
Way-o way-o way

Oh, I hear, hear the echo of your drums
It's in your hands, let the rain dance
I feel, feel the power of your song
It's in your call, let the rain fall
Oh, I hear, hear the echo of your drums
It's in your hands, let the rain dance
I feel, feel the power of your song
It's in your call, let the rain fall

Make it rain, make it rain
Rainmaker, oh oh, oh oh (Make it rain)
Make it rain, make it rain
Rainmaker, oh oh, oh oh
Make it rain, make it rain
Rainmaker, oh oh, oh oh
Make it rain, make it rain
Rainmaker, oh oh, oh oh


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    Song MeaningEmmelie said the song is about a tribe joining together to call upon the rainmaker to make their land blossom again. But on a more general level the rainmaker can be anything or anyone – it is about coming together and helping each other out. The song is used as the JoinUs song for the Eurovision Songfestival.

    My interpretation of the lines:

    First couplet: The land of the tribes is dried out, so they need rain to make the seeds come out.

    Refrain:
    "Over the mountains, higher
    Where would you find us? Higher
    Over the mountains, higher
    Where would you find us?

    Oh, I hear, hear the echo of your drums
    It’s in your hands, let the rain dance
    I feel, feel the power of your song
    It’s in your call, let the rain fall"

    Refrain: The tribes meet each other on the mountains and sing a song for the rainmaker. The rainmaker hears the song and indicates that it is in their hands.

    Second couplet:

    "One love carried by the wind
    One love glowing on our skin
    Join us when the sun is high
    It only takes one love to open up the sky"

    This part is about unity and coming together to build something together. In the case of these tribes they need to work together to make the rainmaker come, and make it rain. Just as Emmelie said.

    And this part of the refrain;
    "Make it rain, make it rain
    Rainmaker, oh oh, oh oh
    Make it rain, make it rain
    Rainmaker, oh oh, oh oh"

    I would like to believe it is the actual song the tribes sing to call the rainmaker.

    I like the symbolism in the song, and the (sort of) parable of tribes calling a rainmaker. Just as Emmelie said, it could be about anything, where joining and make or build something together is important/the goal.

    (Please excuse any mistakes in my English, it is not my native language)
    KingofSpadeson July 23, 2014   Link

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