Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
Creedence Clearwater Revival Lyrics


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Someone told me long ago
There's a calm before the storm
I know, it's been comin' for some time
When it's over so they say
It'll rain a sunny day
I know, shinin' down like water

I wanna know
Have you ever seen the rain?
I wanna know
Have you ever seen the rain
Comin' down a sunny day?

Yesterday and days before
Sun is cold and rain is hard
I know, been that way for all my time
'Til forever, up on it goes
Through the circle, fast and slow
I know it can't stop, I wonder

I wanna know
Have you ever seen the rain?
I wanna know
Have you ever seen the rain
Comin' down a sunny day?

Yeah

I wanna know
Have you ever seen the rain?
I wanna know




Have you ever seen the rain
Comin' down a sunny day?

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Creedence Clearwater Revival's song Have You Ever Seen the Rain are a powerful expression of the cyclical nature of life and the way that storms can often bring a sense of rejuvenation and hope even as they wreak destruction. The song begins with a reference to the "calm before the storm," which is a common expression used to describe a momentary lull that often precedes a period of chaos or upheaval. The singer acknowledges that this storm has been coming for a while, and in the aftermath, "they say it'll rain a sunny day." This line is particularly poignant because it captures the idea that even in the midst of destruction, there can be a sense of hope and beauty that arises out of the chaos.


The chorus of the song is a repetition of the question, "Have you ever seen the rain?" The words of the chorus are loaded with meaning, as the question is not just about weather phenomena but about the experience of life itself. Have you weathered the storms that life throws at you and come out the other side feeling renewed? Have you seen the beauty that can emerge from chaos and sadness? These are the questions that the song is asking, and they are universal questions that resonate with listeners of all ages and backgrounds.


The final verse of the song returns to the theme of the cyclical nature of life, with the singer acknowledging that the "sun is cold and rain is hard" and that this has been true for "all my time." And yet, even as the storms rage on, life goes on, "through the circle, fast and slow." The singer wonders whether this cycle can ever truly be broken, or whether we are all simply caught up in an endless cycle of birth, death, and renewal. It is a profound observation, and one that speaks to the enduring power of this classic song.


Line by Line Meaning

Someone told me long ago
Someone warned me a long time ago


There's a calm before the storm
There is a period of quiet before a chaotic event


I know, it's been comin' for some time
I am aware that this event has been approaching for a while


When it's over so they say
According to popular belief, things will improve after the storm


It'll rain a sunny day
It will be a paradoxical situation where rain falls even on a day that ought to be sunny


I know, shinin' down like water
I imagine that when this storm passes, it will feel like a waterfall of relief


I wanna know
I am curious to ask


Have you ever seen the rain?
Have you ever experienced a trying period where the hits just kept coming?


Comin' down a sunny day?
Did it happen during a time when everything else seemed bright?


Yesterday and days before
In the past, and even before then


Sun is cold and rain is hard
Life is difficult and cold harshness is more prevalent than warmth


I know, been that way for all my time
I've always known life to be challenging and cruelly unfair


'Til forever, up on it goes
This cycle of hardship will continue on indefinitely


Through the circle, fast and slow
We will continue to experience highs and lows


I know it can't stop, I wonder
I'm accepting of the harsh reality, but I still wonder if there is a way to change it


Yeah
Just an enthusiastic exclamation


I wanna know
I am curious about this particular thing


Have you ever seen the rain?
Have you ever had a tough time that seems like it will never end?


Comin' down a sunny day?
During a time when everything else seems happy and bright?




Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
Written by: John Fogerty

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@JPDW3072

Someone told me long ago
There's a calm before the storm
I know, it's been comin' for some time
When it's over, so they say
It'll rain a sunny day
I know, shinin' down like water

I want to know, have you ever seen the rain?
I want to know, have you ever seen the rain?
Comin' down on a sunny day

Yesterday, and days before
Sun is cold and rain is hard
I know, been that way for all my time
'Til forever, on it goes
Through the circle, fast and slow
I know, it can't stop, I wonder

I want to know, have you ever seen the rain?
I want to know, have you ever seen the rain?
Comin' down on a sunny day

Yeah!

I want to know, have you ever seen the rain?
I want to know, have you ever seen the rain?
Comin' down on a sunny day



@sevmon767

Someone told me long ago
There's a calm before the storm
I know, it's been comin' for some time
When it's over, so they say
It'll rain a sunny day
I know, shinin' down like water

I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain?
I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain
Comin' down on a sunny day?

Yesterday and days before
Sun is cold and rain is hard
I know, been that way for all my time
'Til forever on it goes
Through the circle, fast and slow
I know, it can't stop, I wonder

I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain?
I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain
Comin' down on a sunny day?

Yeah
I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain?
I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain
Comin' down on a sunny day?



All comments from YouTube:

@ralphbohnerchuckles1243

This is my canon ending for Hughie and Starlight

@BaByjuul334

I swear

@shredderface

This was made in 2018, and the boys first aired in 2019. Maybe this is the future spoiler to the shows ending.👀👌

@ajwhudup7834

i saw this video before the boys the after watching the boys i had this video up and was like "OMG babe its hughie and starlight!!!"

@tintinismybelgian

What superpower would Sasha Frolova have if she were in The Boys?

@tytyforlyfe1189

If this doesn't happen for these 2 at the end of the boys life ain't fair 😭😭

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@jaybee4694

Just finished The Boys Season 3 finale and somehow I’m here. Life is copacetic.

@solarbiter5446

Same. I even had to check the season one release date to see if this was there or what. Still confused tbh XD

@wolphman7725

Complicated?

@kaelthunderhoof5619

@@wolphman7725 mind blowned

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