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No Show
Kool & The Gang Lyrics


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I thought at last love came to pass
In my life there was a chance
To believe in someone new
[Love finally came]
We waited for the perfect day
You and I would slip away
Become one inside our dreams

Oh, but I stood in the falling rain
You never showed, never came
I stood in the falling rain
You never showed, never came

No show
[You never showed, never came]

You said your love was strong for me
I must face reality
I believed and called your name, oh
[You never came]
Now I'm alone on my way home
Just a fool who played the game
With a love I thought I knew

Oh, yes, I stood in the falling rain
You never showed, never came
I stood in the falling rain
You never showed, never came

I stood in the falling rain
You never showed, never came
I tried to hide my emotions
But my lips kept on saying your name

No show

I thought at last love came to pass
In my life was a chance
To believe in someone new like you
We waited for the perfect day
For you and I to slip away
Become one inside our dreams

Oh, but I stood in the falling rain
You never showed, never came
I stood in the falling rain
You never showed, never came

No show
[You never showed, never came]

I stood in the falling rain (You never came)
You never showed, never came (Hurt me so, baby, why didn't you show in the
falling rain)
I stood in the falling rain
You never showed, never came

I stood in the falling rain (I thought that you loved me)
You never showed, never came (When you and I had made our plans, baby)
I stood in the falling rain (We waited for the perfect day)
You never showed, never came (Darling, I stood in the falling rain)

I stood in the falling rain
You never showed, never came
Stood in the falling rain
And you never showed, never came

I stood in the falling rain (I tried to hide my emotions)
You never showed, never came (But my lips kept on saying your name)
I stood in the falling rain

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of No Show by Kool & The Gang featuring Blackstreet express the disappointment and heartache of waiting for someone who never shows up. The singer thought that love had finally come to pass and that they had found someone new to believe in. They waited for the perfect day, hoping to slip away with the one they loved and become one inside their dreams. However, their expectations were shattered when the person never showed up, leaving them standing alone in the falling rain.


The lyrics are filled with the pain and confusion of unrequited love. The singer had believed in the other person's love for them, calling their name and waiting for them to come. But they were left alone, feeling like a fool who had played a game with a love they thought they knew. The chorus repeats the phrase "No show" over and over, emphasizing the disappointment and hurt of being left waiting and alone.


Overall, the lyrics of No Show are a poignant and relatable expression of the pain of unrequited love and the disappointment of waiting for someone who never shows up.


Line by Line Meaning

I thought at last love came to pass
Love had finally arrived in my life


In my life there was a chance
I had the opportunity for a new love


To believe in someone new
I had faith in the possibility of a new relationship


We waited for the perfect day
We anticipated the ideal moment for our relationship to flourish


You and I would slip away
We would escape from the world to be together


Become one inside our dreams
We would merge together in our fantasies


Oh, but I stood in the falling rain
Despite the conditions, I waited for you


You never showed, never came
You never arrived, despite your promise


No show
You failed to keep your commitment


You said your love was strong for me
You professed your deep affection for me


I must face reality
I realized that I needed to come to terms with the truth


I believed and called your name
I trusted and hoped for your arrival


Now I'm alone on my way home
I am left to return home by myself


Just a fool who played the game
I feel foolish for playing along with your promises


With a love I thought I knew
I was under the impression that I knew the love we shared


I tried to hide my emotions
I attempted to conceal my feelings


But my lips kept on saying your name
My subconscious mind kept thinking of you




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: RONALD BELL, ROBERT BELL, CLAYDES SMITH, ROBERT MICKENS, JAMES TAYLOR, GEORGE BROWN, EUMIR DEODATO

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I thought at last love came to pass
In my life there was a chance
To believe in someone new
[Love finally came]
We waited for the perfect day
You and I would slip away
Become one inside our dreams
Oh, but I stood in the falling rain
You never showed, never came
I stood in the falling rain
You never showed, never came
No show
[You never showed, never came]
You said your love was strong for me
I must face reality
I believed and called your name, oh
[You never came]
Now I'm alone on my way home
Just a fool who played the game
With a love I thought I knew
Oh, yes, I stood in the falling rain
You never showed, never came
I stood in the falling rain
You never showed, never came
I stood in the falling rain
You never showed, never came
I tried to hide my emotions
But my lips kept on saying your name
No show
I thought at last love came to pass
In my life was a chance
To believe in someone new like you
We waited for the perfect day
For you and I to slip away
Become one inside our dreams
Oh, but I stood in the falling rain
You never showed, never came
I stood in the falling rain
You never showed, never came
No show
[You never showed, never came]
I stood in the falling rain (You never came)
You never showed, never came (Hurt me so, baby, why didn't you show in the 
falling rain)
I stood in the falling rain
You never showed, never came
I stood in the falling rain (I thought that you loved me)
You never showed, never came (When you and I had made our plans, baby)
I stood in the falling rain (We waited for the perfect day)
You never showed, never came (Darling, I stood in the falling rain)
I stood in the falling rain
You never showed, never came
Stood in the falling rain
And you never showed, never came
I stood in the falling rain (I tried to hide my emotions)
You never showed, never came (But my lips kept on saying your name)
I stood in the falling rain



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Sunshine Mitchell

I can remember playing this song over and over as a teen. Never did I think it would take this long to truly understand the lyrics. Beautiful song!

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Very Sad 😔 song

Septia Woman

This is now 2019...and I STILL play this song! Will always be one of my favs!

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Yes indeed

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JT's voice was like silk... one of the most under rated voices of all time;

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