"Rhythm Of The Rain" as written by and John C. Gummoe....
Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain
Telling me just what a fool I've been
I wish that it would go and let me cry in vain
And let me be alone again

The only girl I care about has gone away
Looking for a brand new start
But little does she know that when she left that day
Along with her she took my heart

Rain please tell me now does that seem fair
For her to steal my heart away when she don't care?
I can't love another when my hearts somewhere far away

The only girl I care about has gone away
Looking for a brand new start
But little does she know that when she left that day
Along with her she took my heart

Rain won't you tell her that I love her so
Please ask the sun to set her heart aglow
Rain in her heart and let the love we knew start to grow

Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain
Telling me just what a fool I've been
I wish that it would go and let me cry in vain
And let me be alone again

Oh, listen to the falling rain
Pitter patter, pitter patter
Oh, oh, oh, listen to the falling rain
Pitter patter, pitter patter


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"Rhythm of the Rain" as written by John C. Gummoe

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    General CommentIn the first verse we’re introduced to a whining, depressed and delusional wuss that thinks that the rain is scolding him. His deluded thinking leads him to conclude that he’d rather listen to his own sopping tears than the drops of the falling rain. Obviously a self-absorbed individual in need of therapy.


    2nd Verse. O.K.- so let’s see, all we have to go on is that some girl left town looking for a brand new start and the guy who’s pining for her seems to have had a mysterious and distant relationship with her, so much so, that she knew very little of his feelings for her. At this point, it’s up for speculation why she took off. I’m guessing the chick either got dumped by some guy who left her with an unwanted pregnancy, forcing her to go elsewhere to abort; or even put the kid up for adoption.


    3RD Verse. The girl hardly knew him and now she’s guilty of dumping him. The singer goes on the attack when he claims she “don’t care”. Now the whining schlep is seeking pity and calling her a thief of his heart implying she worked at getting him to fall in love with her when as of yet, no evidence has been presented that they knew each other in any intimate way. He’s beginning to sound like a stalker at this point. Maybe that’s why she skipped town.

    4th Verse. Now he’s begging the rain for help after telling it to scram at the start of the song for being frank in its assessment of the singer’s obsession. His foolish behavior is now becoming possibly psychotic, evidence by his conversing with the rain and growing frustration at the girl leaving him. His madness has him wanting the rain to chat it up with the sun, convince her to love him, even now suggesting that THEY both shared a previous love for each other. Classic stalker, he’s gone from loner whose love was never known by the object of his obsession to thinking that they once were in love with each other. I’m guessing now that the girl did beat it to get away from this sick puppy. Restraining orders were probably rare back then. So, in a nutshell- the song is about a psycho stalker railing against the rain about the girl who escaped his clutches.






    Zynthicon December 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentReally nice song, found it on the Quadrophenia soundtrack. Just about a guy who has lost his girl, feeling down and still wants her back. Nothing new here.
    Deathsdoor99on September 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThats a good theory zynthic, but i read an interview with the guy who wrote it, and he was in the navy in ww2, after a bloody battle he was sitting on the deck of the ship watching the peaceful rain drip across the ocean and his thoughts drifted back to his girl and if he would live to see her again, and if he did he would tell her how he felt
    redouton December 12, 2010   Link

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