September in the Rain
Les Baxter Lyrics


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The leaves of brown came tumbling down
Remember in September in the rain
The sun went out just like a dying amber
That September in the rain

To every word of love I heard you whisper
The raindrops seemed to play our sweet refrain
Though spring is here to me it's still September
That September in the rain

To every word of love I heard you whisper
The raindrops seemed to play our sweet refrain
Though spring is here to me it is still September
That September in the rain





That September that brought the pain
That September in the rain

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "September in the Rain" by Les Baxter portray the recollection of a past September filled with love, longing, and a tinge of sadness. The opening line, "The leaves of brown came tumbling down," paints a vivid picture of autumn, signifying the changing season and the bittersweet emotions associated with it. The mention of September indicates a specific time period in the past, a month that holds significant memories for the singer.


The next line, "Remember in September in the rain," adds an atmospheric element to the narrative, suggesting that the rain serves as a backdrop to a memorable moment shared by the two lovers. The sun going out "like a dying amber" further enhances the image of a fading romance, perhaps symbolizing the end of something beautiful. This line creates a metaphorical connection between the changing weather and the emotions experienced.


The following stanza suggests that the singer cherishes the words of love whispered by their partner, and the raindrops seem to play a melodic tune echoing their sweet connection. Even though spring has arrived, the singer still feels as if it is September, implying that they are still emotionally stuck in that particular time, unable to move past the memories and the pain associated with it.


Ultimately, the phrase "That September in the rain" repeated at the end reiterates the significance of that specific period. It highlights the emotional weight that September carries for the singer and emphasizes the impact it had on their life, both in terms of joy and heartache.


Line by Line Meaning

The leaves of brown came tumbling down
The falling brown leaves symbolized the end of summer


Remember in September in the rain
Reminisce about the memories we shared during rainy September


The sun went out just like a dying amber
The sun's disappearance resembled a fading amber, signaling the end of warmth


That September in the rain
Referring to the specific September when it rained, bringing a melancholic atmosphere


To every word of love I heard you whisper
Each affectionate word you softly spoke to me


The raindrops seemed to play our sweet refrain
The raindrops created a melodious background to accompany our love


Though spring is here to me it's still September
Even though it's currently spring, I still feel the presence of that September


That September in the rain
Emphasizing the significance of that particular rainy September


That September that brought the pain
Referring to the emotional pain experienced during that September


That September in the rain
Reiterating the impact of that rainy September on the emotions




Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Harry Warren, Al Dubin

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Comments from YouTube:

jetclntn

fabulous arrangement

Jerry Modjeski

Holy synchronicity, Socratess, just listened to a version of "Memory" by Charlie Byrd & Laurindo Almeida before listening to this (thus reading your Fast Fact)

Socratess2007

Guess it's a small (but "synchronized" ???) world ;-)   

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