.:: April Showers ::.

Like April Showers on the slick cement
When I consider how our light is spent
Keeping the candles inside the cathedral
Hold on tight, Don't go into the night
So full of evil

Rain rain don't go away
We need you this dry and dusty day
Rain rain don't go away
Though some may say please go away

Like the April Showers on the slick cement
And the roads once straight have now become so bent
Weaving through the trees of vain security
Rounding round the hardest rocks of hard morality

And the sacred cows
Feed on the green
While the least of these
Are dying on the streets
And they're crying...


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    General CommentI think this song is about accepting the hard parts of life, because, like april showers, they may not be convenient and we may not like them, but they will bring may flowers. We sometimes want the rain to go away, but we need it to stay.
    DefNX74205on June 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about Christianity. we've become hardened to "the least of these, crying in the streets" because it's too hard for us. we'd rather skirt around the hardest rocks. the rain is a renewal, revival of God's people, and a bringing of others to Himself.
    DesignedToHideon October 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about how we get so High and Mighty in our Christianity that we forget what it's really about. God's great teachings fall on us and wash away and are never absorbed. We don't listen to His callings, and our life becomes harder. We never ask the tough questions, and get deeper with our faith. So, we sit in our little christian bubble, and never get down and dirty with people and really try and help them.
    lionheartckon October 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis, along with Stpid Kid, are the two songs showing just how poor a job we as Christians do...afraid to take faith outside the church doors, when really, that's where it most needs to go. The light cannot be overcome by the darkness...unless we keep the light out of it.
    smithskid84on October 13, 2004   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song, as I interpret it, is about stepping out into the world as Jesus did, rather than hide inside the church walls and focus on your own personal morality, as many people in the church tend to do.

    verse 1: candles inside the cathedral are people who limit themselves confines of church communities don't go outside and let their light shine to the world. It's scary to go out into the "evil" world, but it's what we're called to do.

    chorus: the rain is uncomfortable and sometimes intimidating, but oh so necessary

    verse 2: our vain security keeps us away from the people who need christ's love the most - the poor, unclean, foreign, forgotten. "hard morality" are those rules that some churches (particularly the more conservative) hold fast to, but can end up preventing us from doing Jesus's work. For example, hard morality might lead someone to avoid going into a bar, even though that might be the exact place where God's love needs to shine.

    bridge: church people don't need more church. we've got Jesus and, yes, it's nice to grow in that relationship, but it's a waste of "resources," if you will, to make christians fat on christianity when the "least of these," the neglected, need but a taste of goodness to have their lives completely transformed.
    davidroolson June 05, 2009   Link

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