"Let It Rain" as written by Al Jarreau and Barry James Eastmond....
The rain is falling through the mist of sorrow that surrounded me
The sun could never thaw away the bliss that lays around me

Let it rain, let it rain,
Let your love rain down on me
Let it rain, let it rain,
Let it rain, rain, rain

Her life was like a desert flower burning in the sun
Until I found the way to love, it's harder said than done

Let it rain, let it rain,
Let your love rain down on me
Let it rain, let it rain,
Let it rain, rain, rain

Now I know the secret; there is nothing that I lack
If I give my love to you, you'll surely give it back

Let it rain, let it rain,
Let your love rain down on me
Let it rain, let it rain,
Let it rain, rain, rain

Let it rain, let it rain,
Let your love rain down on me
Let it rain, let it rain,
Let it rain, rain, rain


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"Let It Rain" as written by Bonnie Lynn Bramlett Eric Patrick Clapton

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    General CommentRain = Love
    kfe2on January 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA great tune with a bright, happy guitar riff. I literally spent hours listening to it on my bedroom stereo over 30 years ago. This song originally appeared on the album "Eric Clapton" in 1970. The other big hit on this album was "After Midnight". On this solo venture, Clapton had surrounded himself with a large group of talented friends including the lovely Rita Coolidge. Clapton was rediscovering his Christian roots at this time, and I have no doubt that this song is about Jesus Christ. Whoever typed in the lyrics above may not have them quite right... I'd always thought it went "MY life was like a desert flower burning in the sun, until I found the way to love was harder said than done!". How do I know that Christ is the subject of the song? Well, it was soon after this album when Clapton formed "Blind Faith" with Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker and Rick Grech. A Clapton track on that album was entitled "Presence of the Lord" and the lyric goes "I have finally found a way to live in the presence of the Lord". Great artists always discover the truth sooner or later!
    RayManon February 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think this song is about Jesus--it's about God, and how Clapton "gave his love" to God, and God gave him back the love. Now he knows the secret--Clapton giving his love to God, and he (God) will "surely give it back".
    rgfeinon June 28, 2011   Link
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    General CommentMy brother insists that Clapton doesn't play the guitar solo on this song. I forget who he said played it. Does anyone know if he's right and the guitar solo wasn't done by Clapton?
    SteelyDanon September 03, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorite Clapton tunes. One interesting observation, something which has always stood out, the line, 'harder said than done'. I wonder if he intentionally said this backwards (to throw people off of truly knowing the real meaning of the lyrics), or if he did so because it just sounded better or fit better with the music this way.

    Harder said than done doesn't really make any sense. What he's really trying to say is, 'Easier said than done'. That is the phrase that we all know and use (in our American English vernacular). If it really was harder said than done, then it would also obviously be easier done than said.
    Louis126on April 30, 2017   Link
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    General CommentClapton bludgeoning the pathetic fallacy for 5 minutes and 2 seconds. He needs to buy an umbrella and get over it...
    trippdoggon January 29, 2008   Link

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