Rainbow
Kacey Musgraves Lyrics


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When it rains, it pours, but you didn't even notice
It ain't rainin' anymore, it's hard to breathe when all you know is
The struggle of staying above the rising water line

Well, the sky is finally open, the rain and wind stopped blowin'
But you're stuck out in the same ol' storm again
You hold tight to your umbrella, well, darlin' I'm just tryin' to tell ya
That there's always been a rainbow hangin' over your head

If you could see what I see, you'd be blinded by the colors
Yellow, red, and orange, and green, and at least a million others
So tie up the boat, take off your coat, and take a look around

'Cause the sky is finally open, the rain and wind stopped blown'
But you're stuck out in the same ol' storm again
You hold tight to your umbrella, well, darlin' I'm just tryin' to tell ya
That there's always been a rainbow hangin' over your head

Oh, tie up the boat, take off your coat, and take a look around
Everything is alright now
'Cause the sky has finally opened, the rain and wind stopped blowin'
But you're stuck out in the same ol' storm again
Let go of your umbrella, 'cause darlin', I'm just tryin' to tell ya
That there's always been a rainbow hangin' over your head
Yeah, there's always been a rainbow hangin' over your head





It'll all be alright

Overall Meaning

"Rainbow" by Kacey Musgraves is an uplifting and inspiring song about hope and positivity. The opening verse refers to a difficult and trying time when it feels like nothing is going right, and the clouds seem to be constantly hovering above. However, the chorus reminds the listener that there is always a rainbow hanging over their head, representing the bright and positive things that are waiting for them. The second verse is a call to action to stop and take notice of the beauty around and let go of any fears or worries that are holding them back.


The lyrics can be interpreted as a message of hope and encouragement to those who may feel stuck or discouraged in their current situation. Musgraves reminds us that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel and to not let our struggles define us. The rainbow represents the many colors of life, both good and bad, and serves as a reminder to embrace all aspects of life.


Overall, "Rainbow" is a powerful song that seeks to uplift and inspire listeners to push through tough times and embrace the beauty of life.


Line by Line Meaning

When it rains, it pours, but you didn't even notice
You are so caught up in the moment that you can't even see the bigger picture.


It ain't rainin' anymore, it's hard to breathe when all you know is The struggle of staying above the rising water line
You have been through tough times but getting out of it makes you feel uneasy and uncertain about the future.


Well, the sky is finally open, the rain and wind stopped blowin' But you're stuck out in the same ol' storm again You hold tight to your umbrella, well, darlin' I'm just tryin' to tell ya That there's always been a rainbow hangin' over your head
The storm is over but you're stuck because you're still holding onto the past. The rainbow has always been there to show you the bright side of things.


If you could see what I see, you'd be blinded by the colors Yellow, red, and orange, and green, and at least a million others So tie up the boat, take off your coat, and take a look around
If you open your eyes to the beauty around you, it will amaze you with its vastness and colorfulness.


'Cause the sky is finally open, the rain and wind stopped blowin' But you're stuck out in the same ol' storm again You hold tight to your umbrella, well, darlin' I'm just tryin' to tell ya That there's always been a rainbow hangin' over your head
Just because the storm has ended doesn't mean the struggle is over. But there's always a bright side, and it's important to see that.


Oh, tie up the boat, take off your coat, and take a look around Everything is alright now 'Cause the sky has finally opened, the rain and wind stopped blowin' But you're stuck out in the same ol' storm again Let go of your umbrella, 'cause darlin', I'm just tryin' to tell ya That there's always been a rainbow hangin' over your head
It's time to let go of the past, take a breath, and look at the beauty around you. Everything will be okay, and the rainbow is a constant reminder of that.


Yeah, there's always been a rainbow hangin' over your head It'll all be alright
No matter what, the good times will always outweigh the bad. It's all going to be okay in the end.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Reservoir Media Management, Inc., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Shane L McAnally, Kacey Lee Musgraves, Natalie Hemby

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@mitch3255

I said goodbye to my beautiful wife today after losing her to breast cancer. While looking for music for her funeral, I came across this on an iTunes playlist she made in her final weeks. I had not heard it before, but it was like the warm hug I wanted but can no longer have from her. I know this song gave her strength and I feel like she left it for me. ❤️

@jimrose1300

Strength to you my friend!

@avinpersaud4198

God bless you my brother. 🌈🌦☀️

@fourspots

Sending you lots of love and strength 🌹

@marktalley2550

🌈🌈❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏

@brumtown5517

Sorry for your loss,may she rest in eternal peace,God bless you

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@krisballew2611

Such a beautiful song. My 19 year old daughter played this during her battle with cancer and her mother and I played it again at her celebration of life this month as her storm ended on November 30th, 2023 at 5:20pm CST. We love you Ava and find peace in knowing your storm has passed. It will all be alright. Thank you Kacey Musgraves for sharing this song with us to help us along both journeys.

@samrichards9015

so sorry to hear this , such a beautiful touching song so sorry for your loss . Ava far too young to go ,may she rest in peace t...hat is my gorgeous cats name

@christinem.alwaysbelieve

Rest In Peace 🙏🏼 🕊

@Wizxqd

🙏🏿

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