"Why Does It Always Rain On Me?" as written by and Francis Healy....
I can't sleep tonight, ever body saying everything's alright
Still I can't close my eyes,
I'm seeing a tunnel at the end of all these lights
Sunny days, where have you gone?
I get the strangest feeling you belong

Why does it always rain on me?
Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?
Why does it always rain on me?
Even when the sun is shining, I can't avoid the lightning

I can't stand myself, I'm being held up by invisible men
Still life on a shelf when, I got my mind on something else
Sunny days, where have you gone?
I get the strangest feeling you belong

Why does it always rain on me?
Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?
Why does it always rain on me?
Even when the sun is shining, I can't avoid the lightning
Oh, where did the blue skies go?
And why is it raining so? It's so cold

I can't sleep tonight, ever body saying everything's alright
Still I can't close my eyes,
I'm seeing a tunnel at the end of all these lights
Sunny days, where have you gone?
I get the strangest feeling you belong

Why does it always rain on me?
Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?
Why does it always rain on me?
Even when the sun is shining, I can't avoid the lightning
Oh, where did the blue skies go?
And why is it raining so? It's so cold

Why does it always rain on me
Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?
Why does it always rain on me?
Even when the sun is shining, I can't avoid the lightning
Why does it always rain on me
Why does it always rain on


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"Why Does It Always Rain on Me" as written by Francis Healy

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  • +3
    General CommentI think everyone summed this song up well so I will just say a few words....

    My favorite lyrics are:

    Where have you gone?
    I get the strangest feeling you belong."

    "Is it because I lied when I was seventeen? " --- I love this line because whenever something bad happens we have a tendency to correlate it with something we have done, sometimes that definitely may be the case, but in general we have no real control over certain things and so therefore are not responsible...but we still question it.

    "Even when the sun is shining
    I can't avoid the lightning"----------- I like this lyric cause it goes with the mentality that "oh yeah even when things are going great I'll find a way to screw it up somehow"

    Anyway an honest, lovely, song describing the way we've all felt at one point or another.
    strangersatelliteon June 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis for a song for when you're down and everything around you is going wrong. its saying tht once it rains, it really pours. which i;ve always felt means that little things going wrong turn into big things going wrong and ikt doesn;t seem the the happy 'sunny days' will come back again, which happens to me.
    brilliant song.
    little_miss_failureon December 31, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song means so much to me. It's bittersweet, cause I remember watching the video back in 2000 when I had first started college and was happy and experiencing a lot, but I also was also confused by my first relationship (that still hurts me). So I recall those nights (this kind of music was only played on MTV Argentina at nights, since it was not "cool") and loving this sad tune, and a few years later when I learned a little more English and read the full lyrics I knew what I was so touched. Unlike some of you, I don't think this song is for everyone, since there are people that don't seem to fall into this kind of sadness or emptiness this song talks about, and seem to be ok and not so touched by events. But people like myself...well, I often feel like the lyrics of this song, so different from everybody else and so dissatisfied by your life ("even when the sun is shining", and you are ok on the outside and people think you have it all to succeed) and you can't stand yourself and start to wonder if YOU or something within you is not the real trouble...but you can't help it, cause that's just how you are!. Recently someone (yeah the same guy with whom I had that conflicted relationship!) saw that I was using this song title as a tag and he said it must be that I am responsible of that...meaning it "rains" because I don't handle the situation well...he might be right, but I also learned that some troubles that you have nothing to do with come one after another and certainly break your whole life down. This song talks about that confusion in my opinion, and hoping and longing desperately for the sun to come out...
    Gabigson January 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI’d love to lead a rendition of this at a bar somewhere — I think it would be fun to belt out as a group. Any takers?

    I agree with AlmightyChrissy - sometimes I want to laugh, sometimes cry

    Sometimes it makes me wants to cry when I’m going through hard times, because, let’s face it, it’s a sad song with features, insomnia, identity crisis; it even has a sad violin intro.

    Sometimes it makes me want to laugh because of the futility of the situation. As strangersatellite
    said, we want to understand why this crap happens to us. What’s with all the bad karma? Even when it’s sunny I get shocks of lightening. Is it because of that time when I was 17 and I lied about eating the last cookie? But really, at the end of the day, it’s bad weather, and even though we can’t justify why, we have no choice but to accept it.

    I’m going through really poop time right now — for me personally, this signifies the recent fail of a string of relationships and failed love, while all my friends are married, engaged, or very close to engagement. It’s my pity-party-of-one song. ‘Why does it always rain on ME?’ I feel like there’s some bad-luck love raincloud following me around or something.

    My only hope is that rain is not permanent...so maybe someday I’ll meet someone special to be my sunshine...
    artistchicon June 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSo true. I feel like that a lot too. it's the ''rain'' metaphor again, which means why do bad things happen to me all the time?
    WhenItRains7on August 02, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnother one of those 'story of my life' songs, and the song that got me hooked on Travis. Sometimes when it rains, it pours, and you've gotta wonder when it's ever going to get better.
    violetzebrason February 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my fave songs of all time and the song that introduced me to Travis too.I was 17 when i 1st heared his song and it just reflected my whole life back then.It's about the hard times we have and us wondering why did all this happen and if it's ever gonna stop someday.
    Joekubrickon February 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was my first Travis song too. And I agree, it is definitely a "why is the world against me?" song. It's great. My favorite lines are "Sunny days, where have you gone?"
    anna118kon February 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmy first travis too, and now they are my all time absolute fav. Isn't this song just brilliant? can't EVERYONE relate? its so good live too. *sigh* why DOES it always rain on me?
    whitesoulmamaon March 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great. It's about those times when you feel everything's against you and you remember when things where better and easier. It has happened to anyone
    maburson May 01, 2002   Link

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