Let It Rain

kahlo2013's picture

Let It Rain

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Thank you @tcelliot for bringing my lyrics alive!

Lyrics: 

Let It Rain

V1
sandy beaches
blue sky days
warm breezes
bright sun rays

weathered driftwood
large sand dunes
tall grasses
end of June

PC
it is a perfect summer day
but if I could have my way...

C
I'd welcome thunderstorms
rolling in
yeah that is where my
head has been
since you went away
black clouds
are here to stay
so let it rain
let it rain
rain on me

V2
happy bird songs
butterflies
wildflowers
carefree times

summer parties
barbecues
refreshing drinks
flip flop shoes

PC
it is a perfect summer day
but if I could have my way...

C
I'd welcome thunderstorms
rolling in
yeah that's where my
head has been
since you went away
dark clouds
are here to stay
so let it rain
let it rain
rain on me

B
rain hides
all my tears
dark skies
share my fears
you took the
sunny days
why don't they
go away
and leave me
alone

PC
it is a perfect summer day
but if I could have my way...

C
I'd welcome thunderstorms
rolling in
yeah that's where my
head has been
since you went away
dark clouds
are here to stay
so let it rain
let it rain
rain on me



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Comments

Sw1n3flu's picture

Lovely use of the weather metaphors. This song has a really nice flow to it and I dare say you could have it performed in loads of different styles and put the emotion across every single time.

Donna Devine's picture

Lovely contrasting details. I always enjoy weather conditions as metaphors for human experiences. I agree with the previous poster. The lyric would fit well in a few genres, including blues.

Good work. Smile

cindyrella's picture

The wondrous-thunderous contrasts! Love everything about this!

Valerie Cox's picture

This song really fools you doesn't it? Happy, carefree verses set you up, then you take it in a totally new direction in the chorus. Very effective.

OdilonGreen's picture

I agree with Val about how effective the verse-to-chorus contrast is. If this is ever a demo, I think it'd be great to have the verses be nice and folky and tuneful, and the choruses erupt into shred-metal mayhem. You'd probably limit your audience that way, though. Smile

tcelliott's picture

Gorgeous. I've got an idea for this. I'm going to explore it and see if it'll develop if that's okay with you.

Stephen Wordsmith's picture

A nice exploration of the narrator's cognitive dissonance. I imagine this would be more powerful (believable, at least) with a deadpan delivery. I await to see what your collaborateur chooses.

Valerie Cox's picture

I like those crunchy guitars. That sort of arpeggiated lick is really cool. Bridge is a nice stand out. I like the percussion change to give it lots of contrast.

Scubed's picture

What a great collaboration! The catchy music gives just the right touch of melancholy - the song has the vibe of someone mourning the end of a summer romance. Nice work, you two! Smile

cts's picture

Nice collaboration, folks. Lyrically, I kept hearing Molly Ringwald speaking...and then TC comes along and applies this John Hughes-like vibe on it. I dig it.

katpiercemusic's picture

I love the energy and positivity of the music contrasted with the lyrics. It has a great punk sensibility.

johnstaples's picture

These are such awesome lyrics Liz! I just love, Love, LOVE the title/hook and overall concept! You did a fantastic job on the short verse lines perfectly describing summer fun stuff! And then the pre-chorus prepares us for the coming sad (but excellent) chorus! I love that bridge too for wrapping up this story! You really write such amazing lyrics Liz!!! I am so impressed; when I grow up I wanna write lyrics like you!

And T.C., holy sandcastles Batman, you did a great job of adding music and bringing this one to life!!! I just totally love the music with that rocking guitar and you really deliver the emotion in your vocals! I love how you changed it up in the pre-chorus and then drove it home on the chorus! Really great work here!!!

Technicolor Gramophone's picture

Very catchy indie pop ... I like the vocal effect on the pre-chorus and the gritty electric guitar and the contrast between the three parts. Lyrics really paint a wonderful summer scene, which then shifts to something darker. "I'd welcome thunderstorms rolling in" sure sticks in the mind!

Chip Withrow's picture

How'd I miss this one til now?
Great, great lyrics - sun and storm, light and dark, love and loss ... And brilliant musical treatment that both rocks and captures the conflicting emotions. Excellent collab!