I don't feel a thing
and I stopped remembering
The days are just like moments turned to hours

Mother Used to say
if you want, you'll find a way
Bet mother never danced through fire shower

Walk in the rain, in the rain, in the rain
I walk in the rain, in the rain
Is it right or is it wrong
and is it here that I belong

I don't hear a sound
Silent faces in the ground
The quiet screams, but I refuse to listen

If there is a hell
I'm sure this is how it smells
Wish this were a dream, but no, it isn't

Walk in the rain, in the rain, in the rain
I walk in the rain, in the rain
Am I right or am I wrong
and is it here that I belong

Walk in the rain, in the rain, in the rain
I walk in the rain, in the rain
Why do I feel so alone
For some reason I think of home


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    General CommentBah. why has noone commented on this song. its such a great song, regardless of the male (steve conte) or female (yoko kanno? idk, feel free to tell me) vocalist version
    Johnde08on March 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhoops. that was just my opinion of the song. as for analyzation. one of the general misconceptions on this song is the interpreted meaning of "but mother never danced through fire shower" (and btw, it says bet above). most people think this is just spitefulness towards a mother who does not know what she is talking about. It is actually referring to a gunfight, where fire shower is the rain of bullets that one is dancing in. This whole song can easily be interpreted as a gunfight. "if there is a hell, im sure this is how it smells." This can be veiwed as the smell of gunpowder and the smoke from "smokeless" gunpowder, which has a sulfurous scent. Hell is also said to have burning pits of sulfur (eh, eh, see the connection?). The rest of the lyrics can be applied to the hysteria one feels once they have been shot or are soon to be shot and are fearing death

    thats just one interpretation tho.
    Johnde08on March 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti always thought it was choir sings(or it could be screams), not quiet... as that the faces in the ground are obviously the dead..

    anyways great song.. just figured it out on piano, its got the most complex chord in a song that i can play..
    thebluecrowon July 27, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionI believe the faces in the ground are likely reflections in puddles. Hence, walking in the rain.
    UglyShepardon December 06, 2013   Link
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    General CommentMy theory? I think that this song is about PTSD after a near-death experience, Specifically from being shot... while it was raining. The rain ends up being a trigger for re-living the event. The chorus "I walk in the rain" This is the part of the song that is happening in real time for the singer, who is literally walking through the rain, the big trigger, reliving that moment that broke them. "I don't feel a thing, and I stopped remembering... the days are just like moments turned to hours." With a near death experience, there can be a large disconnect from reality. After all, if you came to grips with the fact that you were going to die… Then lived.. How could you walk through the rain and be certain you aren't really still dead, and that this isn't somewhere, some time else? "Mother Used to say if you want, you'll find a way But mother never danced through fire shower" Even the people you love the most, from whom you draw comfort and inspiration, can't help you shake those dark memories, especially if they haven't been through something similar. In this case, I think fire shower is a barrage of bullets. Also, it was raining. "Is it right or is it wrong and is it here that I belong?" Again, this is the loss of self. If you are reliving that event every time it rains, and it causes a lot of internal pain and suffering, you might think.. was that near-death experience supposed to be your time to go? Was it a good thing or bad thing that you are alive?
    "If there is a hell I'm sure this is how it smells Wish this were a dream, but no, it isn't" I think the smell here is petrichor, or the smell of rain. Again, because I think rain is the trigger for the PTSD.
    "why do I feel so alone for some reason I think of home" This one is a stretch, but I think home here is not a house, but the place the singer always returns to at the end of a long days work. In the singers mind, this home, the place where they belong, is the death they almost had. It is the end of the traumatic event, the release from the pain.
    CrimsonSnowmanon April 01, 2020   Link

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