Rain is a bad reminder of everything I don't want to know
Rain is a backseat driver that takes me where I don't want to go

And it looks like the sky is caving in again
I'm dry and cracked, the sky goes black
And tut, tut, it looks like rain

Erosion
Oh, Spirit, fall like rain on my thirsty soul
Erosion
Oh, sweet erosion, break me and make me whole

The thirstiest grounds can't take the rain
My undecided vices washing on down the drain
And it looks like the sky is caving in again
My heart is cracked, the sky goes black
And tut, tut it looks like rain
Erosion
Oh, Spirit, fall like rain on my thirsty soul
Erosion
Oh, sweet erosion, break me and make me whole

Oh, Erosion, would You wash away my sins?
Oh, Erosion, I need a second shot again
Oh, Erosion, would You break my heart again?
Oh, Erosion, I am a broken-hearted man

Erosion
Oh, Spirit, fall like rain on my thirsty soul
Erosion
Oh, sweet erosion, break me and make whole

Erosion
Oh, Spirit, fall on my thirsty soul
Erosion
Oh, sweet erosion, break me and make me whole


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    General Commenti agree with Emily. Rain is something good reminding us of something bad. Sometimes we don't want to change and cling to sin, so it takes us through the wash, sometimes we don't want to go.

    But the rain comes down anyways. We're dry and cracked refers to being full of sin living empty lives.

    the thirstiest grounds are the ones that are most empty, sometimes it takes a second washing. He refers to his heart because it's inside of him cracked, even though he's healed, he's still dried and cracked on the inside, but God pours out his grace again.
    thegoodtofuon April 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with lowercaseperson...i personaly dont like rain, cause it just comes from above and you cant stop it, it makes me sad, and you can relate that with sins because..when they get here they are unstopable, like out of your hands..

    but in the end it kind of beggs for his sins to be washed, away, because in the end you cant stop rain, you cant stop from sin, only with God's help, you can....
    goldenchildon December 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song talks about how the Holy Spirit can erode and clean your heart and life. And make you whole again...even in your darkest hour!
    songrl20on September 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHmm agree with song girl it does have to do with finding spiritual helping and washing every sin from you to be clean again
    GusTer34on May 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI see some great meaning in the very beginning of the song,
    "Rain is a bad reminder of everything I don't want to know,
    Rain is a backseat driver takes me where I don't want to go."

    I've seen the rain as sin in my life. Simply put, the sins in my life remind me of alllll the others sins, and the more I remember and dwell the further I go to places I don't want to go, and remember the things I never wanted to know. But the use of, "Backseat driver" opposed to, "driver" is our advice, in that a driver controls where you go...you don't have a choice, however, backseat drives can only control where you go as much as you allow them to. Notice the shift of power, you do have the control over where you go. Thus, remmeber Christ's blood washes us, makes us clean (erodes our sins away), dwell on that instead of all the past sins and silence the backseat driver.
    lowercaseperson18on September 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWELL I see where you're coming from lowercaseperson18 and I somewhat agree but I think in this song (excluding the second line..which is where the problem is for me..) Rain refers more to God's ability to cleanse 'like rain': "Spirit, fall like rain on my thirsty soul" and it's a GOOD thing cause it's causing erosion / washing away sin.

    "Rain is a bad reminder of everything I don't want to know" could be saying that God's rain reveals everything about you...all the bad things you know you've done... and that's a bad reminder just before you're cleansed, but you need to confess it and realize it WAS bad. Maybe he's afraid to confront all that ("everything i don't wanna know"), but knows he'll need to.
    But the second verse gets me..
    Oh! Emilyon February 10, 2007   Link

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