I Love the Rain

I Love the Rain

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A fine lyrics by @Kristi and I thank you, Kristi, for letting me use them even when @AndyGetch got dibs.

Come September my summer vacation ends and so I'm trying to make some demos for September during August. It's like double duty. I tried to make this one very quickly, almost minimalistic. But, alas! it took more than six hours. I get ideas and get excited and then my, oh, my how the time flies.

Lyrics: 

I LOVE THE RAIN

The sun may bring smiles
With its bright, yellow light
People running miles
Everything’s alright

Oh summertime buzz
Tells us things we should do
Must not waste a moment
Gotta push time too

That may be the way, but I gotta say

[ch]
I love the rain
It brings relief
It cuts thru the heat
And I can finally breathe
And when it pours
Really hammers the ground
I know a calm is gonna come
A calm is gonna come around
I love the rain

Some people work hard
And they barely get by
Where is everyone going
When they cut the line

And when they get there
Does it bring happiness
Life can change quickly
What’s the catalyst

It’s all a big race, but I gotta say

[ch]
I love the rain
It brings relief
It cuts thru the heat
And I can finally breathe
And when it pours
Really hammers the ground
I know a calm is gonna come
A calm is gonna come around
I love the rain
I love the rain

[br]
And it’s rejuvenating
Spending time alone
Listening to the world
As a cool breeze blows

[ch]
I love the rain
It brings relief
It cuts thru the heat
And I can finally breathe
And when it pours
Really hammers the ground
I know a calm is gonna come
A calm is gonna come around
I love the rain
I love the rain

©2019 Kristi McKeever



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Comments

sph's picture

Yes! Your chord progression is wonderful.and the choices you did with orchestration and singing. And the Lyrics are fine too! What a nice song

billwhite51's picture

i like how the lyric relates sunshine to ambitio and rain to lazinness. i love the rain too, and this music makes me love it even more. living in the desert though,,,,im .lucky to get a few droplets of it every every month or so.

metalfoot's picture

That chord progression in the opening... and the pleasant melody... and the genuine feeling of happiness I get from this track... Kristi's strong lyric... it's SO GOOD!!!

*melts like a sugar cube in the rain*

Nice collab, you two!

atitlan's picture

The lyrics are lovely and deserve a good setting - Klaus has risen to the challenge wonderfully. The intro hooked me straight away and both the chord sequence and vocal melody provide a great setting for the words.

cindyrella's picture

Oh wow! I loved Kristi lyric so much and this is absolutely the best! Kudos to you both!

Kristi's picture

Klaus....this is wonderful! All of the little production pieces add beautifully to the feel of the lyric. I love that intro...so cool....like rain drops...and the vocals there calling out and again (the "oohs") after the chorus and bridge. Then it "lands" and so goes the story. Your musical choices gives it such a light, fresh vibe as you add elements that delight and are also touching. Beautifully put together!! Thank you for your hard work and diligence on this! Smile

coolparadiso's picture

Yeah tis a good lyric. My fav style of yours Klaus back in your odyssey backdrop! Very enjoyable

AndyGetch's picture

This is beautiful, complete, and wonderful! An uber-collab! By the way, I don't feel I had dibs, just offered to put this to music if no one else did.

Acousticmaddie's picture

Great lyrics, fab. introduktion. This is a very cool collab. Great way to send the message. Lovely performed. There is such a great nice and gentle tone in your voice.

musicsongwriter's picture

What fun to listen to your collaboration! Brilliant intro creating the atmosphere of a rain and giving the initial feel for the song. I like the contrast between the intro and the sunshine start of singing and the rain droplets. Very pretty, instantly likable song which makes us smile and wanting to join in singing, like sing along type song. There is some sadness and some happiness, just like it is in life. Very visual, beautiful song. Love the gentleness, love, lighness of your song. Brilliant production. Kudos to both of you.
Nadia

jcollins's picture

This is exciting because I know both of these songwriters are powerhouse songwriters and my anticipation is near a peak. I also know when Klaus spends 7 hours working on a demo it will pass the test of time. Looking forward to this and I'm ready to go.

Looking at the lyrics...the very first line catches my attention saying the sun may bring smiles. It doesn't guarantee it at all only suggest that it may. quite interesting. Good rhymes. The next part has the summertime buzz line but something is missing I can sense it. Ok, the chorus now...and have seen these lyrics and remember now. I love the rain...me too. and when it rains really hammers the ground... the same thing happens here. I know a calm is gonna come is really strong. I love the rain. Yes, very strong chorus...I like it. Next, life can change quickly really stands out for me. Strong bridge and love the as a cool breeze blows. Chorus and out...ok. Yep, I remember these lyrics Kristi and I'm pretty sure I comment on this a while back. I'm ready for the audio now...hold. interesting music...not sure what that is...didn't expect this but it sounds like rain...rain tones....vocals now...the sun...can clearly understand the lyrics but I can't type that fast...good melody...I love the rain...it brings relief...I can finally breathe...very nice melody and vocals...background vocals now....some people will...and barely get by...and when they get there...does it bring happiness...catylist....but I gotta say...I love the rain...strings now...nice keys...vocals and lyrics carrying the tune...background vocals again now...sounds great....bridge now...guitar....there's a cool breeze...I love the rain...nice melody and singing...cuts through the heat and I can finally breathe...I know a calm is gonna come...I love the rain....keys are like raindrops...nice outro chord. I don't know what that was but it stood out. Klaus, you killed it again. You do it on every song. You could be a superstar. You definitely are in here to me but I think these demos would catch the attention of people in the music business. I'm glad I'm able to witness this in real time. Great job by both...I like it a lot.

fresh spotless youth's picture

Wow, this is awesome. That opening brought the venerable Ferry Colyer to mind. The song is pure ear candy, sort of bittersweet sounding. Love the bvox. Love it all. The lyric is quietly uplifting. I really like the way some of the phrases roll off the tongue: hammers the ground...a calm is gonna come around, etc. Delicious all around!