Saturday, September 24, 2016

Have You Ever Seen the Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Someone told me long ago There's a calm before the storm,
I know; It's been comin' for some time.
When it's over, so they say, It'll rain a sunny day,
I know; Shinin' down like water.

I want to know, Have you ever seen the rain?
I want to know, Have you ever seen the rain
Comin' down on a sunny day?

Yesterday, and days before, Sun is cold and rain is hard,
I know; Been that way for all my time.
'Til forever, on it goes Through the circle, fast and slow,
I know; It can't stop, I wonder.

I want to know, Have you ever seen the rain?
I want to know, Have you ever seen the rain
Comin' down on a sunny day?

 Yeah!

I want to know, Have you ever seen the rain?
I want to know, Have you ever seen the rain
Comin' down on a sunny day?

WOW! I HAVE NEVER KNOWN EXACTLY WHAT THIS SONG SAID. AND NOW AFTER READING THE LYRICS, I STILL DONT KNOW. ITS EVEN MORE POETIC.


2 comments:

Aaron Vattano said...

Wow. I have never bothered to listen to these lyrics. It is indeed quite awesome. Life is mundane. Full of the everyday grind. Lots of bad shit. But it is also spotted with moments of pure magic. Moments that will remain locked in your memory for all time. Moments when it rains while the sun is shining. How beautiful. And it's approved by the dude. Which is nice too.

Dan Tschirhart said...

Yeah, I've heard this song many times, but I never knew it was about a sun shower

They say sun showers bring good luck

I like how the first verse is optimistic and the second is about the hydrologic cycle

This reminds me of the scenes at the beginning of Joe Vs The Volcano when he's at his horrible job

And on the way in, while everyone trudges through the bleak landscape, he finds a flower growing through the cracks

Those moments of magic are beautiful