Step back and watch the sweet thing
breaking everything she sees
she can take my darkest feeling
tear it up till i'm on me knees
plug into her electric cool
where things bend and break
and shake to the rule
talking fast couldn't tell me something
i would shed my skin for you
talking fast on the edge of nothing
i would break my back for you
don't know why, don't know why
things vaporise and rise to the sky

and we tried so hard
and we looked so good
and we lived our lives in black
but something about you felt like pain
you were my sunny day rain
you were the clouds in the sky
you were the darkest sky
but your lips spoke gold and honey
that's why i'm happy when it rains
i'm happy when it pours

looking at me enjoying something
that feels like feels like pain
to my brain

and if i tell you something
you take me back to nothing
i'm on the edge of something
you take me back
and i'm happy when it rains

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  • +5
    General CommentThis song is amazing, it's so damn dark and somber, but kinda uplifting at the same time. I love the tone of his voice in the verses, he sounds like he's not even trying to sing or like he doesn't care, Robert Smith had that same style in some of the earlier The Cure songs.

    The lyrics to this are great too, it kinda sounds like he's singing about a girl who might have treated him bad but he's so in love with her that he almost enjoys the pain she causes. But I dunno, a lot of the lines in the verses are just plain weird.
    Muzzyon December 22, 2007   Link
  • +4
    General Commenti love this line:
    looking at me enjoying something
    suggesting this woman is helping him get over his numbness of everything...but then the following line comes:
    that feels like feels like pain
    and gives that first line a whole new meaning...
    Chinupon December 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentreminds me of someone special i know
    hes always happiest when it rains
    and i can feel the his rush of emotion as the first downpour hits
    Ratzodyon September 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove it. this song doesn't stop being good.
    crayonon October 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti didnt listen to this song yet. but the words, wow so beautiful!
    pigeonson January 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoesnt matter if the relation is complicated, shes worth it
    spook!!on May 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the last two people before me got the meaning right. This song kinda reminds me of that song on the tire commercial that goes, "Raindrops keep falling on my head, but that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turning red."
    thebodiesobtainedon May 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I Would Break My Back For You" might be the most heartachingly beautiful line ever sung. And Jim's delivery is just amazing
    Jestoon425on December 30, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of jamc's most brilliant songs, and one of my favorites of all time. i believe jim is singing about a relationship in which a girl is obviously toxic, yet he is just so madly devoted to her he accepts all of the pain and torment she causes, and has even come to relish it. still, as destructive as she is, her words seem to be able to rescue him when he's down, even if it's only momentary--hence, "happy when it rains."
    Denpatouon February 10, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAddicted to a girl that makes him suffer.
    Ardalaon July 09, 2017   Link

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