"Let It Rain" as written by Al Jarreau and Barry James Eastmond....
I have given, I have given and got none
Still I'm driven by something I can't explain
It's not a cross, it is a choice
I cannot help but hear his voice
I only wish that I could listen without shame

Let it rain, let it rain on me
Let it rain, oh let it rain
Let it rain on me

I have been a witness to the perfect crime
I Wipe the grin off of my face to hide the blame
It isn't worth the tears you cry
To have a perfect alibi
Now I'm beaten at the hands of my own game

Let it rain, let it rain on me
Let it rain, oh let it rain
Let it rain on me

It isn't easy to be kind
With all these demons in my mind
I only hope one day I'll be free

I do my best not to complain
My face is dirty from the strain
I only hope one day I'll come clean

Rain, let it rain on me
Let it rain, oh let it rain
Let it rain on me

Come take my hand
We can walk to the light
And without fear
We can see through the darkest night

Rain, rain on me
Let it rain, oh let it rain
Let it rain on me


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"Let It Rain" as written by Kristen Hall

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing

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    General CommentThis song is about a girl that has been hurt in a relationship. She has given love but not had it returned. It sounds like she may have done the same thing to others before though, 'beaten at the hands of my own game'.

    Perhaps she hopes the rain will cleanse her, 'My face is dirty from the strain
    I only hope one day I'll come clean'.
    SuZon October 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a girl that cheats on a guy then he cheats on her to get back.
    "I cannot help but hear his voice, I only wish that I could listen without shame " means she's ashamed of her actions.
    "It isn't worth the tears you cry to have a perfect alibi" she tells him becuase she feels bad
    "Now I'm beaten at the hands of my own game" then he cheats on her with someone else.
    harland_wirthon December 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't necessarily think that this song has much to do with a failed relationship.

    I think this is about a person who feels the need to change their life. They are stuck somewhere with no chance of moving forward and now must make the choice to force that change by doing something drastic.

    The lines 'let it rain' are their wish to be cleansed of their past and their fears and their so-called-sins, and be given the courage to do what they must do.

    While I agree that there is an element of the speaker having stayed where she is because of someone else (someone she felt strongly about), I don't think that is the only thing that she needs to change. I think it's her life, in total.
    Shades_Of_Greyon July 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is about wanting to be with someone who is not good for you. That someone could already be in a relationship (and you're the "other" woman/man) or maybe they are just bad news.

    I have given, I have given
    And got none
    Still I'm driven by something I can't explain

    (This could be about how you are drawn to that person, even though you know you shouldn't be because they are not treating you as well as they should "got none")

    It's not a cross, it is a choice
    I cannot help but hear his voice
    I only wish that I could listen without shame

    (You are not complaining about it, you know that it is YOUR decision to be with him, but you know that somethign about this is wrong, shameful).

    I have been a witness to the perfect crime
    I wipe the grin off of my face to hide the blame
    It isn't worth the tears you cry to have a perfect alibi
    Now I'm beaten at the hands of my own game

    (Perfect crime could mean being that other woman, but now you are starting to feel more strongly, that you can't just have this casual relationship and now you're wanting more --- getting beaten at the hand of your own game)

    It isn't easy to be kind
    With all these demons in my mind
    I only hope one day I'll be free
    I do my best not to complain
    My face is dirty from the strain
    I only hope one day I'll come clean

    (You KNOW you need to stop this. All these "demons in your mind" telling you its no good to be this way. And that one day you will be strong enough to cleanse yourself of him and get out of this relationship)
    twitchyqon August 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a relationship, but its a relationship with God , at least thats what i feel when i listen to it, i grew up with a strong christian influence in my life. but during my 20's i left morals and good decisions behind, and now in my early 30's and having a 3 year old son my life has turned around but i still feel the burden of what i have done and i would like nothing more than to let the rain come and wash away my "sins". . . . either way the beauty of an amazing song is everyone can find their own personal meaning from it , its not cut and dry only one meaning
    Noctaron January 08, 2017   Link
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    My InterpretationIt is funny how so many comments on songs are about relationships, though I guess that is a result of our media and the way they tell us love, should be? Not everything is about a bad break-up.

    This song is about someone who has clearly hit rock bottom, their loss of faith, in religion or simply just humanity. Someone who has made so many bad decisions and can barely look at them-self in the mirror. Someone who has lost all hope in having a normal life.

    Being gay I’ve always had a strong connection with this song, being made to feel unimportant and different and making bad decisions along the way in rejection.

    This song still makes me tear up...
    evilsilenceon October 07, 2017   Link

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