When the sins of my father
Weigh down in my soul
And the pain of my mother
Will not let me go
Well I know there can come fire from the sky
To refine pure as the canes
Even though
I know this fire brings me pain
Even so
And just the same

Make it rain
Make it rain down, Lord
make it rain
Oh, make it rain
Make it rain
Make it rain down, Lord
Just make it rain
Make it rain

Well the seed needs the water
Before it grows out of the ground
But it just keeps on getting hard
And the hunger more profound
Well I know there can come tears from their eyes
But they may as well be in vain
And even though
I know these tears bring me pain
Even so
And just the same

Make it rain
Make it rain down, Lord
make it rain
Oh, make it rain
Make it rain
Make it rain down, Lord
Just make it rain
Make it rain


The seas are full of water
it stops by the shore
Just like the riches of grandeur
That never reach the port
And let the clouds fill with thunderous applause
And let lightening be the veins
The stillest sky with all they can draw
With its time, and make a change

Make it rain
Make it rain down, Lord
make it rain
Oh, make it rain
Make it rain
Make it rain down, Lord
Just make it rain
Make it rain



Lyrics submitted by guambell1, edited by MuskokaGirl07

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    My InterpretationLife can be something beautiful, but we find ourselves unable to make it happen. Lord, make it rain. Make it Rain with its Spiritual/blues style seems to be a song asking for purification, for the sins of my father, for the pains suffered, the hunger, the tears - wash it all away and make it rain. When things have gone wrong, we need to know that there's hope, that we can start over, that we can make a change. Life can be something beautiful, but we find ourselves unable to make it happen. Lord, make it rain.
    guambell1on December 30, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAmazing song, originally written and performed by Irish musician, Foy Vance
    vixenzon August 27, 2015   Link

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