Can´t you hear me calling your name, girl?
I´m standing, standing in the red, red rain
In the morning, standing in the red, red rain
Can´t you hear me? can´t you hear me calling your name, girl?
In the morning, when I´m standing in the red, red rain, girl
In the morning, I´m standing in the red, red rain
Can´t you hear me? can´t you hear me calling your name, girl?
In the morning, when I´m standing in the red, red rain, girl

You think not telling is the same as not lying, don´t you?
Then I guess not feeling is the same as not crying to you
You think not telling is the same as not lying, don´t you?
Then I guess not feeling is the same as not crying to you

In the red, in the rain, in the rain
In the red, in the red, in the rain, in the rain
In the red, in the red, in the rain, in the rain
In the red, in the red, in the rain, in the rain

If there is a lie, then there is a liar, too
And if there is a sin, then there is a sinner, too
And if there is a lie, then there is a liar, too
And if there is a sin, then there is a sinner, too

In the red, in the red, in the rain, in the rain
I´m in red, I´m in red, in the rain, in the rain
In the red, in the red, in the rain, in the rain
I´m in red, I´m in red, in the rain, in the rain
I´m in red, I´m in red, in the rain, in the rain

Can´t you hear me? can´t you hear me calling your name, girl?


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Red Rain Lyrics as written by Jack White

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  • +2
    General CommentA couple of things not quite addressed as I find the first lines very innocent and then they turn sinister:

    1) He kills himself bleeding to death in front of her and wants to have a perverse revenge that haunts her, even when she first wakes up "in the morning"

    2) He kills her and regrets it the next day and then tries to justify her murder. But he is covered in her blood and she cannot hear him,

    But possibly the blood is like others have stated from the other man.
    superfreak30328on July 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song, especially during the "And if there is a lie, then there is a liar too"-part, Jacks voice just gets cooler right there.
    Nosdravdeon June 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentArtbeat- this song is like a mystery for solving with clues that don't seem to connect. Your bits and pieces seem "most likely" to help connect them altogether.

    There are live performance clips that sometime Jack substitutes "I'm the blood, you're the vein" in place of "in the red, in the rain" repeating it. Sort of gives another angle to the song, no? Some thoughts? Anyone?
    iMeanon July 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmaybe its about a guy who is driven crazy by the death of a girl he loved. and he goes to her grave in the morning while it's raining, screaming her name into the ground. The whole tune of the song is out of loop,which makes it sound like its from a deeply troubled person because of the dark overtones and the generally light sounds. the bells also add to the insanity. The red rain is either cutting himself or it symbolizes the sadness he fells, making it so painful that when he cries, it feels like a wound bleeding.
    WhitenRedon October 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh how I love this song... I just have to say that... I don't really have any suggestions as to what it's about... I guess it's one of those songs that a lot of people can interpret to be able a certain girl or guy... I sure can
    calebyon June 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot "able", I mean "about" a certain guy or girl.
    calebyon June 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song too, especially the bells!
    HowardTCoon June 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song too, especially the bells!
    HowardTCoon June 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfaveorite song on the new album
    thehivesfanon June 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is great, it is also maybe my fav song. i think it's about someone who thinks that just saying nothing or doing nothing is just like not doing or saying the wrong thing, and he sees that and wants to show the person so it'll stop. ya... or i could be wrong (btu i think i'm right)
    candycanechild88on June 14, 2005   Link

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