She swore out the lights when she said that she was
Only in it for the rain
She made of her bed a naive

Just in case it became - just in case
The 1st of many songs you wanted me to write

For you I hope to god you like it
It's as pretty as it
Is cruel
It's as pretty as it is cruel

She swore out the
Lights when she dammed herself to sleep
Her thirteenth
Finger my whiskey drink

And she wept at the scene as
The ambulance drove off
Come circumference, come

Here's the 1st of many songs you wanted
Me to write
Just for you I hope to god you like it
And it may seem pretty cruel but mercy is not my name

And our kids I hope to god you counted them
You're as pretty as you are cruel
You're as pretty as you are cruel
You're as pretty as you are cruel

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She Was Only in It for the Rain Lyrics as written by Rocky Votolato

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    My InterpretationI feel like this is a song about a girl who liked being in a bad relationship, and that she stayed in what was clearly a failing relationship with the narrator for some bizarre reason that people do: she's happy in being unhappy. I think we've all known that sort of a person, who is always pissed and hateful in their relationship, yet they seem heartbroken when it's over. Then, as soon as they're back together, it's back to perpetual bitchiness. I get the feeling that he's acknowledging and calling her out for this behavior.
    Anilandon January 12, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery beautiful song. this is the first song by rocky that was hooked in my head.

    "this is the first of many songs you wanted me to write just for you"

    good lyric
    tonymontana444on September 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the fact that

    "it's as pretty as it is cruel"

    can pretty much apply to anything in life.
    andmywhetstoneon November 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis girl that Rocky is singing about, I think she is confused, a lost soul that is wondering and happened upon Rocky. He doesn't know how to handle her, what she is really thinking. He isn't obsessed with her, but still, she can't escape his thoughts. There is something very alluring about her, but something in her that he fears too.
    Revealing_Too_Muchon December 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfucking awesome
    javnesson May 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshe made of her bed a naive
    nativity --ah brilliant. This is one of my favorite Rocky Votolato songs. I don't really know what this song means. Makes me think the girl commted suicide though.
    shmornon August 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat is the thirteenth finger?
    mlp11on October 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentF.Y.I. - This song was actually written by Piss Pissedofferson, singer/songwriter for the The Devil's Own, a San Francisco based band. Rocky's version is stellar, though. It's on the soundtrack for the indie movie "My Suicide"...David Carradine's last movie before his own suicide.
    spoonbenderon June 11, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"her thirteen finger my whiskey drink"

    you measure straight alcohol with fingers. thirteen fingers measures up to about a bottle. i think he's saying she had a whole bottle when he had just one glass
    shannonsays31on November 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthirteenth not thirteen, my bad
    shannonsays31on November 15, 2009   Link

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