Song Lyric Sunday. Rain, rain, rain.

It’s Sunday again and time for Song Lyric Sunday. Our host Jim Adams has given us the prompt. Songs that mention rain.

Jim Adams

Its Sunday again and time for Song Lyric Sunday. Our host Jim Adams has given us the prompt, Songs that mention Rain .

There are so many songs I could of chosen , Adele Bubby Hollie, Brook Benton, Police, Beatles the list goes on… But I went for these three.

1999 was a strange year because it was leading up to the millennium….talk of “The Millennium Bug” All computers were going to crash, traffic lights stop working, planes fall out of sky and the world would never be the same again! ….well it didn’t happen and we all survived.

Our youngest was 16yrs old and the older lads were both left home. Then up popped Travis with this great song which I still sing to myself when I feel low or stressed out !

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“Why Does It Always Rain on Me?” is a song by Scottish band Travis, released as the third single from their second studio album, The Man Who. The song became the group’s international breakthrough single, receiving recognition around the world. It was their first top-ten hit on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at No. 10 in August 1999. The song also peaked within the top twenty in Australia and achieved moderate success in mainland Europe, North America, Ireland, and New Zealand. In a poll by listeners of Absolute Radio, the song was ranked 62nd on a list of the top 100 songs of the 1990s.

The music video was directed by John Hardwick and filmed in Cornwall, with scenes filmed on Bodmin Moor. The pool of water that Healy (actually a stuntman) jumps into is part of a disused mining quarry known locally as “Gold Diggings” in Craddock Moor which is on the edge of Bodmin Moor. The video features the band in a rain-soaked setting, with the band having locked frontman Healy, wearing a kilt, in the trunk of a 1970s Vauxhall Viva. Healy escapes, and chases the rest of the band into a disused mining quarry. The video continues with the band being shown in a floating living room, performing the song. The video ends with the living room floating away. It does not actually rain at any point during the video.

The underwater scenes were filmed by underwater cinematographer Mark Silk, in the tank at Oceanic SW Limited, Honiton, Devon. (The company went into administration in January 2019). The director of photography of the video was Ben Davis with Derrin Schlesinger the producer.

Fran Healy started writing the song while on holiday in Israel. According to Healy, he wanted to go somewhere sunny in the middle of winter because in his hometown of GlasgowScotland, it rained frequently. His accountant suggested the southern vacation city of Eilat, Israel which is known for its hot weather even during winter time. However, on the way to the hotel, it began to rain, which lasted until he left a week later.

Healy said he wanted to write the song, and wrote the second verse starting with “Why does it always rain on you? Is it because I picked you up in ’92?” but decided that it wasn’t good and changed it. He said that the line “Is it because I lied when I was 17?” refers to the time when he lied about his age to get a job behind the bar at the biggest club in Glasgow. The rest of the song was written six months later in Madrid at 1 o’clock in morning. He had just spoken to his manager on the phone who assured him that his career is taking off, but he felt things were not working for him, and wrote the lines “I can’t sleep tonight / Everybody’s saying everything is alright” and “I can’t stand myself” which refers to him hating himself as well as not being able to stand up. “I’m being held up by invisible men” refers to people in the music industry who propped him up as well as holding him up like robbers.

Nigel Godrich spliced the best parts of the song together at a session in Abbey Road Studios.

Why does it always rain on me

can’t sleep tonight
Everybody’s saying everything is alright
Still I can’t close my eyes
I’m seeing a tunnel at the end of all of these lights
Sunny days, where have you gone?
I get the strangest feeling you belong

Why does it always rain on me

Why does it always rain on me?
Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?
Why does it always rain on me?
Even when the sun is shinning I can’t avoid the lightning

I can’t stand myself
I’m being held up by invisible men
Still life on a shelf when
I’ve got my mind on something else
Sunny days, oh, where have you gone?
I get the strangest feeling you belong

Why does it always rain on me?
Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?
Why does it always rain on me?
Even when the sun is shinning I can’t avoid the lightning

Oh, where did the blue sky go?
Oh why is it raining so?
It’s so cold

I can’t sleep tonight
Everybody’s saying everything is alright
Still I can’t close my eyes
I’m seeing a tunnel at the end of all of these lights
Sunny days, oh, where have you gone?
I get the strangest feeling you belong

Why does it always rain on me?
Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?
Why does it always rain on me?
Even when the sun is shinning I can’t avoid the lightning

Oh, where did the blue sky go?
And why is it raining so?
It’s so cold

Why does it always rain on me?
Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?
Why does it always rain on me?
Even when the sun is shinning I can’t avoid the lightning
Why does it always rain on me?
Why does it always rain on, on

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Francis Healy

Why Does It Always Rain On Me? lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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Now Take That, I love them! They are so talented infact all of them have great voices, and can write songs! I think Gary Barlow once said that when they are all together in one room there is just so much talent !

I have chosen flood from their Progress Tour….that was such a fabulous tour. The opening song was flood , as you can see from the video it was spectacular and Robbie diving off the top of the structure, while the others came down in their lift wel I just love it.

The Flood” is a song by British pop group Take That from their sixth studio album, Progress (2010). It was released as the lead single in the United Kingdom on 7 November 2010. The song is the first to feature Robbie Williams since his return to the band in July 2010, and features both Williams and Gary Barlow on lead vocals.

THE FLOOD.

Standing, on the edge of forever,
At the start of whatever,
Shouting love at the world.
Back then, we were like cavemen,
But we map the moon and the stars,
Then we forgave them.

We will meet you where the lights are,
The defenders, of the faith we are.
Where the thunder turns around
They’ll run so hard we’ll tear the ground away.

You know no one dies,
In these love drowned eyes,
Through our love drowned eyes,
We’ll watch you sleep tonight.

Although no one understood
We were holding back the flood,
Learning how to dance the rain.
We were holding back the flood
They said we’d never dance again.

Bleeding, but none of us leaving,
Watch your mouth son or you’ll find yourself floating home.
Here we come now on a dark star,
Seeing demons, not what we are.

Tiny minds and eager hands
Will try to strike but now will end today.

There’s progress now where there once was none,
Where there once was none, then everything came along.

Although no one understood,
We were holding back the flood learning how to dance the rain.
There was more of them than us now they’ll never dance again.

Although no one understood
There was more of them than us learning how to dance the rain,
We were holding back the flood they said we’d never dance again.

We will meet you where the lights are,
The defenders, of the faith we are.
Where the thunder turns around
They’ll run so hard we’ll tear the ground away.

Although no one understood,
There was more of them than us learning how to dance the rain.
(learning how to dance the rain)
There was more of them than us now they’ll never dance again.

Now we’ll never dance again.

Oh ah,
Oh ah,
Oh ah,
Oh ah,
Oh ah,
Oh ah,
Oh ah

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Gary Barlow / Howard Paul Donald / Jason Orange / Mark Anthony Owen / Robert Peter Williams

The Flood lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group.

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This was the year that our youngest was born and this was a song the album was released in January 1983 .

Here Comes the Rain Again” is a 1983 song by British duo Eurythmics and the opening track from their third studio album Touch. It was written by group members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart and produced by Stewart. The song was released on 12 January 1984 as the album’s third single in the UK and in the United States as the first single. It became Eurythmics’ second Top 10 U.S. hit, peaking at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Here Comes the Rain Again” hit number eight in the UK Singles Chart, becoming their fifth consecutive Top 10 single in their home country..

Stewart explained to Songfacts that creating a melancholy mood in his songs is something at which he excels. He said: “‘Here Comes the Rain Again’ is kind of a perfect one where it has a mixture of things, because I’m playing a b-minor, but then I change it to put a b-natural (sic – the song is in A minor) in, and so it kind of feels like that minor is suspended, or major. So it’s kind of a weird course. And of course that starts the whole song, and the whole song was about that undecided thing, like here comes depression, or here comes that downward spiral. But then it goes, ‘so talk to me like lovers do.’ It’s the wandering in and out of melancholy, a dark beauty that sort of is like the rose that’s when it’s darkest unfolding and bloodred just before the garden, dies. And capturing that in kind of oblique statements and sentiments.”[2]

Stewart also said he and Lennox wrote the song while staying at the Mayflower Hotel in New York City. It was an overcast day, and Stewart was playing “melancholy A minor-ish chords with the B note in it” on his Casio keyboard. Lennox came over, looked out the window at the gray skies and the New York skyline, and spontaneously sang, “Here comes the rain again”. The duo worked out the rest of the song based on that mood.

The string arrangements by Michael Kamen were performed by members of the British Philharmonic Orchestra. However, due to the limited space in the studio, the Church, the players had to improvise by recording their parts in other parts of the studio. The song was then mixed by blending the orchestral tracks on top of the original synthesized backing track.

The running time for “Here Comes the Rain Again” is in actuality about five minutes long and was edited on the Touch album (fading out at approximately four-and-a-half minutes). Although it was edited even further for its single and video release, many U.S. radio stations played the full-length version of it.[citation needed] The entire five-minute version did not appear on any Eurythmics album until the U.S. edition of Greatest Hits in 1991.

In the UK, the single became Eurythmics’ fifth Top 10 hit, peaking at #8. It was the duo’s second top ten hit in the United States, peaking at #4 in March 1984.

Here comes the rain again

Here comes the rain again
Falling on my head like a memory
Falling on my head like a new emotion
I want to walk in the open wind
I want to talk like lovers do
Want to dive into your ocean
Is it raining with you?

So, baby, talk to me
Like lovers do
Walk with me
Like lovers do
Talk to me
Like lovers do

Here comes the rain again
Raining in my head like a tragedy
Tearing me apart like a new emotion (ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh)
I want to breathe in the open wind
I want to kiss like lovers do
Want to dive into your ocean
Is it raining with you?

So, baby, talk to me
Like lovers do
Walk with me
Like lovers do
Talk to me
Like lovers do

So, baby, talk to me
Like lovers do

Ooh
Ooh, yeah
Here it comes again
Ooh-ooh
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey

Here it comes the rain again
Falling on my head like a memory
Falling on my head like a new emotion
(Here it comes again, here it comes again, oh-ah)
I want to walk in the open wind
I want to talk like lovers do
Want dive into your ocean
Is it raining with you?

Ooh, here comes again
Here comes the rain again (I said)
Falling on my head like a memory
Falling on my head like a new emotion (ooh, ooh, yeah)
I want to walk in the open wind (ooh, ooh)
I want to talk like lovers do
I want to dive into your ocean
Is it raining with you?

Here comes the rain again
Falling on my head like a memory
Falling on my head like a new emotion

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Annie Lennox / David Allan Stewart

Here Comes the Rain Again lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.

HAPPY Sunday Everyone 💜💜

One-Liner Wednesday.Rain.

Its raining cats and dogs, and Ruby is not impressed!

part of LindaGHill’s One-Liner Wednesday

The Argument.

Here is  another old  Halloween  poem  this  time  from  2013. I bring it out every year, it’s one of my favourites, so I make no apologies.

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I know that it is  raining,  I can see that it wet

But you are my familiar,  and not a blooming pet!

I have asked you nicely I have even said please

Now go and get me food or I shall infest you with flees.

Excuse me, Lady  Mistress, this does not seem quite right

Just where in my contract does it say I have to work for you at night!

You have run me ragged every minute of today.

I am tired now and my feathers are wet and here in the warm I need to stay.

Pardon me! my fine feathered friend,pardon me my beauty.

I am not requesting, I am demanding that you do your duty.

I am the one in charge not you , I am a tortured soul Vampire.

You do as I bid and don’t argue. Go, go on, What are waiting for. Wet weather attire?

Well Mistress that would not go amiss for I am not a duck,

And if I get lost  you will miss out and that would be such bad luck.

Be Gone! Get out! and find me fresh blood

And if you play your cards right I shall dip you in the stream on your return to remove the mud.girl_gloom_rain_raven_3512_1280x1024

Scream into  the rain

Three Things Challenge #370

Welcome to The Three Things Challenge.
For those of you unfamiliar with the challenge, every day Di at pensitivity101 lists three things that may, or may not, be related.
The challenge is to simply read the prompt and see where your creativity takes you, using one, two or all three words in your post. There are no restrictions regarding length, style, or genre apart from keeping it family friendly.
You can use the 3TC, #threethingschallenge or TTC as a tag and the logo if you wish

Your three things today are:

RAIN
DRIP
PUDDLE

Image pixaby

Plip plop plip plop plip

Rain drops from the broken pipe

Forming a puddle

Like the puddle in my heart

My tears drip like falling rain.

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Part of pensitivity101’s Three Things Challenge

Florescence Day Eight

Day Eight of the Florescence, courtesy of its creator, Jane Doughe\nrty.

Image from Pixabay

Rain has fallen all day

It’s chased the sun away

A real deluge I say, once again.

Essence Day 30

Image from Pixabay

Not a bird to be seen

No sound heard, rain makes green?

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It’s not stopped raining all yesterday or today and tomorrow is forcast more of the same.

Day 30 of Jane Dougherty’s Daily Essence Poem Challenge.

Essence Day 29

Pitter patter rain falls

Squish, splatter wiper calls.

Day 29 of Jane Dougherty’s Daily Essence Poem Challenge.

The photo is mine .

Essence Day 28

Image from Pixabay

Dawn broke with a loud crash

Fires smoke,rain maked cloud dash.

Day 28 of Jane Dougherty’s Daily Essence Poem Challenge.

TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge: Shiver and Rain.

This is my entry for TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge. This week the words he has given us to work with are : Shiver and Rain.

Rules and Pingback Here

Each slow sodden step

On a rain wet afternoon

Lonely I shiver.

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Leaves heavy with rain

Dripping down my coat collar

Life’s all a shiver.

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Song Lyric Sunday: Rain

Our  dear  friend  Helen Espinosa  of

THIS THING CALLED LIFE ONE WORD AT A TIME said  :Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is to post a song about rain, or a song that has “rain” in the title or lyrics. 

So I  have  picked  two of  my  favourite  songs  about  rain the  first  is  Why  Does  It  Always  Rain On  Me  by Travis. I  love  this  song  because  sometimes  I  wonder why  too!

Rules  and  Pingback here 

Why does  it always  rain on  me 

I can’t sleep tonight
Everybody’s saying everything is alright
Still I can’t close my eyes
I’m seeing a tunnel at the end of all of these lights
Sunny days, where have you gone?
I get the strangest feeling you belong
Why does it always rain on me?
Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?
Why does it always rain on me?
Even when the sun is shinning I can’t avoid the lightning
I can’t stand myself
I’m being held up by invisible men
Still life on a shelf when
I’ve got my mind on something else
Sunny days, oh where have you gone
I get the strangest feeling you belong
Why does it always rain on me?
Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?
Why does it always rain on me?
Even when the sun is shinning I can’t avoid the lightning
Middle eight
Oh where

Now  if  we  are  talking  about  songs  about   rain  we  cannot  let  a  post  go  by  without  Annie  Lennox  and  Dave Stewart   who  were  the   Eurythmics. Simply  the  best  song  about  rain  ever!

Here Comes the Rain Again
Here comes the rain again
Falling on my head like a memory
Falling on my head like a new emotion
I want to walk in the open wind
I want to talk like lovers do
I want to dive into your ocean
Is it raining with you
So baby talk to me
Like lovers do
Walk with me
Like lovers do
Talk to me
Like lovers do
Here comes the rain again
Raining in my head like a tragedy
Tearing me apart like a new emotion
Oh
I want to breathe in the open wind
I want to kiss like lovers do
I want to dive into your ocean
Is it raining with you
So baby talk to me
Like lovers do

Just  as  a  little  warning  from

Terri Webster Schrandt regarding the publishing of song lyrics. Please see below. With that in mind I will just give you a taster of the lyrics and you will just have to listen carefully to the song! ****
Just letting you know to be careful not to post all the lyrics of songs (copyright infringement potential), kind of like using google images. I read you can post the first 25 words of lyrics and quotes without an issue.img_13451

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