"Can You Stand The Rain" as written by Terry Lewis and James Samuel Harris Iii....
On a perfect day, I know that I can count on you
When that's not possible
Tell me can you weather the storm?

'Cause I need somebody who will stand by me
Through the good times and bad times
She will always, always be right there

Sunny days, everybody loves them
Tell me baby can you stand the rain?
Storms will come
This we know for sure (This we know for sure)
Can you stand the rain?

Love unconditional, I'm not asking just of you
And girl to make it last
I'll do whatever needs to be done

But I need somebody who will stand by me
When it's tough she won't run
She will always, be right there for me

Sunny days, everybody loves them, tell me, baby
Can you stand the rain? (Can you stand it?)
Storms will come (I know, I know all the days won't be perfect)
This we know for sure (But tell me can you stand it)
Can you stand the rain? (Can you stand the rain?)

Can you stand the rain
(Can you stand the rain?)
(No pressure, no pressure from me, baby)
This we know for sure
Can you stand the rain ('Cause I want you, and I need you, and I love you, girl)
(Tell me, baby)
Can you stand the rain
(Will you be there for me?)

(Come on, baby, let's go get wet)

Can you stand the rain
(Can you stand the rain?)
Can you stand the rain
(Will you be there, girl?)
Can you stand the rain
(Storms will come for sure)
Can you stand the rain
(Can you stand the rain?)
Can you stand the rain
(This we know for sure)
Can you stand the rain
Can you stand the rain
(This we know for sure)
Can you stand the rain
Can you stand the rain
(This we know for sure)
Can you stand the rain
Can you stand the rain

Yeah, it's gonna but I know, I know I'll be right there
(Can you stand the rain)


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"Can You Stand the Rain" as written by James Samuel Iii Harris James Harris Iii

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    General CommentA boy is testing his girlfriend's faithfulness to him while simultaneously doing whatever HE can.
    Ultimate Panopticonon November 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPossibly my most favoritest song of all time.
    werestillcoolon April 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis has a very boyz II men feel to it
    Richie45069on August 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is a song with someone wanting depth of character in a relationship partner.

    People can be just fine in a relationship (and life) when everything is going fine ("Sunny days / Everybody loves them"). However, the true test of someone's character is how s/he reacts when things go bad around them ("Storms will come/ This we know for sure"): Loss of a job and not having much money to spend, and/or cancer striking are possibilities. Can you stand the rain?
    lyricalONEon March 29, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThere's a dual meaning. It's about loyalty during the good and bad times of a relationship. I think it's also about how they were feeling at the time. There bubblegum sound was dated. Hip hop and R&B were becoming harder edged, and they had replaced Bobby Brown with a relatively unknown Johnny Gill. They were maturing, and there was some doubt regarding whether or not the group would be taken serious as adults.
    mrxb72on July 31, 2015   Link

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