all games they play
undead and awake and returning within
you are a devil, they say and it's candy
how long i've known this seed burst and grown
you're the one that i love
you are the one that i trust
and it's candy
when they speak of the open door and the way you've flown
it's line
when they show me the evidence and they're talking down your memory
nevermind the words they waste
they can't see you're mine
waiting here until words run out
dreaming of the day when you open your arms in the light of our

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"Rain Song" as written by Jeremy Enigk Dan Hoerner

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    General CommentI fisrt heard this song when i was in love with my ex. I thought it was just like candy and i thought it to be a beautiful love song. After he broke up with me i realized it was not a love song at all, cause the other person is leaving/left. The author is still in love and thinks things will be the same after they realized what they had (wrong i figured out). To me this song is about being in love with someone so much that you completly miss their faults and the illusion of the one you love, loving you.
    JFern09on April 08, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is so beautiful...i can't believe no one has commented on reminds me of laying in bed with my ex staring out the window watching the rain drops and stars...*sigh*
    emobabyon August 25, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is such a beautiful song. I agree with despondent optimist. It's exactly how I feel right now. How tragic
    impossibledreameron May 02, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song... i think its my favorite one by sunny day. all the songs on the rising tide are so beautiful..its mesmorizing and calming and everything all at once.
    eat_your_peason September 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about being deceived, but a self deception or denial rather than one inflicted by others. Its as if everyone else can see that this person is poison; and yet, you refuse to see it and convince yourself eventually this person will accept you and love you, whereas its all a dream. Candy is just something in a pretty wrapper that is unhealthy for you in the end.

    Well, I suppose that was all somewhat obvious, but I just felt like blabbing at 1 in the morning.

    Nevermind the words they waste
    They can't see you're mine
    Waiting here until words run out
    Dreaming of the day when you open your arms
    In the light of our love...
    despondent optimiston April 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't belive that. what amazing such beautiful song!
    this is music
    this is how emotional feelings comes out.
    nothing more nothing less
    Bob Nannaon June 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was listening to this song just when i liked this girl but never had the guts to call her and then all of a sudden she calls me. its is all about the feeling you have before you can give someone your heart
    frozenchipmunkon January 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this started out as a relationship and then she leaves. everyone is talking down her memory but he still loves her and he thinks its fine.
    shwaydayon February 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthese two lines make me think that this song is about jeremy's personal beliefs about jesus:

    "Undead and awake and returning within
    You are a devil they say, and it's candy"

    the devil is a religious symbol. the phrase "undead and awake and returning within" is a veritable born-again slogan. it all just seems spiritual. although of course it could be stretched to be about a woman as well, and that's what i think dan intended for it to be.
    pfinarffleon March 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsomeone left him & he cant get over her, so he imagines that she'll come back to him... but she wont. he just dreams that she'll open her arms in the light of their "love" :) sounds kinda weird and stalkerish to me, but nonetheless gorgeous.
    wax butterflyon April 23, 2006   Link

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