The Rain
DMX Lyrics


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Next stop, Chicago
It's such a long, long train ride
Such a long lonely ride back home

Now I know only I can stop the rain
Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh
Now I know only I can stop the rain
It's not that we gotta do what we do
It's what we know
So to me it ain't nothing but being true, but
Now I know only I can stop the rain
It doesn't have to be the way it is
You say it is
Just because for the past twenty years everyday it is (what)
Now I know only I can stop the rain
I wanna be able to walk out my front door
Without worrying about comin' in conflict with the law, 'cause
Now I know only I can stop the rain
If I follow him, they'll follow me (uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, what)
And I'll speak life into the words that you can see, 'cause
Now I know only I can stop the rain (come on)
We get away with everyday shit (uh)
But everyday shit catches up to you
And when it does, you can't say shit
Now I know only I can stop the rain
If I don't, you will
What I won't, you still
What makes us feel like we gots to kill, when
Now I know only I can stop the rain
How many more lives must we lose?
How many more times must we choose
To trust these fools?
Now I know only I can stop the rain
If it ain't broke, don't fix it
I gave it to you straight, don't mix it
Twist it up for some slick shit (what, what, uh)
Now I know only I can stop the rain
I don't have to talk to it anymore
I don't have to walk to it anymore
I'm out the door (what)
Now I know only I can stop the rain
I wanna find peace with the Lord (uh, uh, uh, uh, uh)
I don't wanna find a beast with the sword
I can't afford to
Now I know only I can stop the rain
When everyday of my life is a constant fight between wrong and right (what)
Now I know only I can stop the rain
I thank you Lord for my life
Thank you Lord for keeping it loose when things got tight
Now I know only I can stop the rain
Only I can stop the rain
Only I can stop the pain, yeah
Now I know only I can stop the rain
Only I can stop the rain, stop the rain (what)
Only I can stop the rain
Only I can stop the rain because the rain falls on me
Now I know only I can stop the rain



Only I can stop the rain
I'm out

Overall Meaning

In DMX's song "The Rain," the artist talks about his struggles and the constant fight between right and wrong that he experiences in his life. He mentions a long train ride to Chicago, which could be a metaphor for his life journey. DMX realizes that only he can stop the rain, meaning that only he can change his circumstances and overcome his struggles. He emphasizes the importance of being true to oneself, despite societal pressures and expectations. DMX talks about wanting to be able to walk outside without worrying about conflict with the law and the need for peace with the Lord.


The lyrics of "The Rain" paint a picture of DMX's inner battles and his desire for change. The song's emotional depth and personal nature make it relatable to many listeners. DMX's use of metaphor and repetition in the lyrics adds to the song's powerful message of self-reflection and personal responsibility.


Line by Line Meaning

Next stop, Chicago
Starting a new journey towards someplace.


It's such a long, long train ride Such a long lonely ride back home
Journey is long and lonely. Feeling disconnected from home.


Now I know only I can stop the rain Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh Now I know only I can stop the rain
Realization that only the individual can make a change towards stopping negativity/hurdles.


It's not that we gotta do what we do It's what we know So to me it ain't nothing but being true, but Now I know only I can stop the rain
Our actions are often based on what we know, but realizing that only we have the power to change our situation.


It doesn't have to be the way it is You say it is Just because for the past twenty years everyday it is (what) Now I know only I can stop the rain
Challenging the status quo and understanding that change is possible.


I wanna be able to walk out my front door Without worrying about comin' in conflict with the law, 'cause Now I know only I can stop the rain
Feeling oppressed by the law/system and acknowledging individual responsibility to make a change.


If I follow him, they'll follow me (uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, what) And I'll speak life into the words that you can see, 'cause Now I know only I can stop the rain (come on)
Leading by example and creating a positive impact.


We get away with everyday shit (uh) But everyday shit catches up to you And when it does, you can't say shit Now I know only I can stop the rain
Acknowledging consequences of one's actions over time.


If I don't, you will What I won't, you still What makes us feel like we gots to kill, when Now I know only I can stop the rain
Recognizing the cycle of violence and taking control to end it.


How many more lives must we lose? How many more times must we choose To trust these fools? Now I know only I can stop the rain
Questioning the value of trusting those in power and realizing individual power to effect change.


If it ain't broke, don't fix it I gave it to you straight, don't mix it Twist it up for some slick shit (what, what, uh) Now I know only I can stop the rain
Staying true to oneself and not falling for manipulative tactics by others.


I don't have to talk to it anymore I don't have to walk to it anymore I'm out the door (what) Now I know only I can stop the rain
Walking away from negativity and taking ownership of one's life.


I wanna find peace with the Lord (uh, uh, uh, uh, uh) I don't wanna find a beast with the sword I can't afford to Now I know only I can stop the rain
Striving for inner peace and avoiding conflict.


When everyday of my life is a constant fight between wrong and right (what) Now I know only I can stop the rain
Struggling to make the right choices, but realizing individual power to change.


I thank you Lord for my life Thank you Lord for keeping it loose when things got tight Now I know only I can stop the rain
Gratefulness for life and acknowledging individual power to overcome challenges.


Only I can stop the rain Only I can stop the pain, yeah Now I know only I can stop the rain
Individual power to make a change towards positivity.


Only I can stop the rain, stop the rain (what) Only I can stop the rain Only I can stop the rain because the rain falls on me Now I know only I can stop the rain
Accepting responsibility for one's life and acknowledging individual power to change.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Capitol CMG Publishing, Integrity Music, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Maldrige Cowart, Katherine K Davis, Leonard Perry, Earl Simmons

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