Funeral In the Rain
Chris Isaak Lyrics


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I wait, too long, I'll die, if I'm alone.
I wait, too shy, love dies, I'm alone to cry.

I'm walking, I keep on walking down the street.
I'm watching, I keep on searching every face I meet.
I loved her but now I've lost her, loves in vain.
I watch a funeral in the rain.
I'm walking, I keep on walking around the world.
I'm talking, I keep on talking about a girl.
I loved her but now I've lost her, loves in vain.
I watch a funeral in the rain.
I watch a funeral in the rain.

All the world, knows the girl.
All the world, knows she's gone.
She's gone, she's gone

I'm walking, I keep on walking around the clock.
They're watching, they keep talking let them talk.
I loved her but now I've lost her, loves in vain.
I watch a funeral in the rain.
I watch a funeral in the rain.




I watch a funeral in, the rain.
She's gone, she's gone, she's gone, she's gone.

Overall Meaning

In "Funeral in the Rain," Chris Isaak sings about the pain of lost love and the feeling of being alone. The opening lines, "I wait, too long, I'll die, if I'm alone. I wait, too shy, love dies, I'm alone to cry," suggest that the singer is struggling with the fear of being alone and the realization that his shyness may have prevented him from showing his true feelings to the woman he loved. The reference to death conveys the weight of the singer's sadness and isolation.


Throughout the song, Isaak paints a picture of a man wandering through the world, searching for something that he has lost. He seems to walk endlessly, searching for the face of the woman he once loved, but to no avail. The refrain "I watch a funeral in the rain" reinforces the idea of loss and finality. The image of a funeral taking place in the rain emphasizes the somber nature of the song and reflects the singer's emotional state.


The final lines of the song, "She's gone, she's gone, she's gone, she's gone," hammer home the fact that the singer has lost something precious and irreplaceable. The repetition of the phrase creates a sense of finality, indicating that the loss is permanent and cannot be undone.


Overall, "Funeral in the Rain" is a poignant and melancholic exploration of lost love and the pain of isolation. The lyrics convey a sense of longing and sadness, while the imagery of endless wandering and a funeral in the rain emphasizes the somber tone of the song.


Line by Line Meaning

I wait, too long, I'll die, if I'm alone.
I fear being alone for too long as it can lead to my potential demise.


I wait, too shy, love dies, I'm alone to cry.
My shyness often holds me back from pursuing love, and as a result, I am left heartbroken and alone to grieve.


I'm walking, I keep on walking down the street.
I'm aimlessly wandering the streets trying to distract myself from the pain of lost love.


I'm watching, I keep on searching every face I meet.
Despite my despair, I can't help but search for a familiar face that could bring me comfort.


I loved her but now I've lost her, loves in vain.
I once loved deeply, but now that love is gone forever and my efforts to hold onto it were fruitless.


I watch a funeral in the rain.
As I continue my meandering, I stumble upon a somber funeral that perfectly encapsulates my sorrow and heartbreak.


I'm walking, I keep on walking around the world.
My heartache is so immense, it feels like I'm aimlessly wandering around the entire world.


I'm talking, I keep on talking about a girl.
Despite the fact that the love is lost, I can't stop talking about the girl who broke my heart.


All the world, knows the girl.
The entire world is aware of the girl who stole my heart and subsequently broke it.


All the world, knows she's gone.
That girl's absence is felt by everyone, and nobody seems to forget that she is now gone forever.


I'm walking, I keep on walking around the clock.
The pain of lost love is so all-consuming, I can't stop wandering even when night falls and the clock ticks on.


They're watching, they keep talking let them talk.
Other people are watching me, gossiping and judging my heartbreak, but I don't care to stop them or change their minds.


She's gone, she's gone, she's gone, she's gone.
It's a harsh truth that I can't seem to escape - the girl I once loved is gone forever, and that fact consumes me every waking moment.




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: CHRIS ISAAK

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I really think he's one of the most underrated artists of our time. Someday his music will be revered!

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Anna Mohr

Ich bekomme Gänsehaut bei seiner Stimme. Bin Jahrgang 1986. Mit seiner Musik aufgewachsen. Chris Isaak ist ein Ausnahmetalent.

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