"I Don't Want To Be The Rain" as written by and Nikka Costa....
I don't wanna hold you down
Especially when you look so sweet in flight
I'd rather wash my hands right here
Than be the thing you settle for in your life

I will have solace having known you babe
And you will have everything you dream about,
I have no doubt
The sun will light your name
But I don't want to be the rain

What I'm gettin's very clear
That you don't have the strength to say goodbye
I'd rather face your love's not there
Than pretend not to see you strain to try

I will have your smile with me everyday
And you will have everything you dream about,
I have no doubt
The sun will light your name
But I don't want to be the rain
No, no, no, no
I don't want to be the rain
No, no

I don't want to be the rain on your parade
No, no
I don't want to be the tears you cry
When your day would otherwise be made
I don't want to see your sun go down
I'd rather walk away
'Cause I don't want to be the rain
No, no, no
I don't want to be the rain

I will have solace having known you babe
And you will have everything you dream about (dream about),
I have no doubt (have no doubt)
The sun will light your name
But I don't want to be the rain
No, no, no-no-no
I don't want to be the rain
No, no-no, no
I don't want to be the rain


Lyrics submitted by Julian_Geoghegan

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    General CommentThis song is so deep. I think maybe its a plausible fear for a lot of people that you might be the one to put out someones light or stunt their growth. She's just telling him that she can't be the one to do that. She doesn't want to tame him or her. She wants to know them only as that free spirit. It's the ultimate gift you could give someone. Their freedom. (How can I get a copy of that song?)
    Spanky03on October 09, 2002   Link

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