Rainbow
Meja Lyrics


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Can somebody tell me
How clouds can make you
Forget a blue sky
Thought I'd hide in the rain
But you saw me cry

I used to be lonely
And love was something
Just others had found
I thought no one could know me
'til you came around

The sun has so much power
Splits right through the rain
I feel just like a flower
Totally insane, what do you say??

Do you believe
We can reach right on up to the rainbow?
Do you believe
In the colours you see when I smile?
Before I met you
So much in my life here was painful
But now I can see that my rainbow
Will stay for a while

Baby, life is so precious
And time spins by so terribly fast
We gotta live each day
Like it could be the last

The sun has so much power
Splits right through the rain
I feel just like a flower
Totally insane, what do you say?

Do you believe
We can reach right on up to the rainbow?
Do you believe
In the colours you see when I smile?
Before I met you
So much in my life here was painful
But now I can see that my rainbow
Will stay for a while





Put your arms around me, don't let go
Sleeping, breathing, lover, river flow

Overall Meaning

Meja's song Rainbow speaks to the power of finding love and how it can transform one's life. The opening stanza captures that moment when someone sees through the tough exterior we put up and connects with us at a deeper level, wiping away our tears and soothing our fears. The metaphor of a blue sky is used to show how things that were once bright and beautiful, like love, can seem to disappear in the face of hardships. The rain could represent melancholy and sadness, but it can also symbolize healing and renewal. Meja hides her tears in the rain, but her lover sees her anyway.


Meja expresses loneliness and the feeling of isolation despite loving others around her. She once thought that no one could understand her until the person now in her life came along. The chorus adds to the idea that love can help us overcome our obstacles and reach for the seeming unattainable - a rainbow. Rainbows are beautiful and elusive, captured only in fleeting moments, and seem to unite various individual colors. They are a metaphor for finding hope and beauty in life, despite its rocky parts. When Meja sings about reaching for the rainbow, she is urging listeners to believe in the possibility of happiness, even when life seems tough.


The bridge of the song shifts from talking about love and rainbows to talking about the fragility of life itself. Meja reminds us that life is precious and to cherish every moment we have. She encourages listeners to embrace every day, even if it may feel like our last. The final stanza encapsulates the themes of love and life intertwining to form something beautiful. The metaphor of a lover as a river and Meja being in their arms and breathing together reflects the depth and connection that love can bring.


Overall, Rainbow is a song about the transforming power of love and how it can bring color and beauty to an otherwise gloomy life. It encourages the listener to believe in the possibility of happiness, even when things seem tough.


Line by Line Meaning

Can somebody tell me
Meja is asking for an explanation


How clouds can make you
Questioning how an object in nature such as clouds can make someone forget the beauty of a blue sky


Forget a blue sky
The true beauty of clear blue skies is often overlooked due to the presence of clouds


Thought I'd hide in the rain
Meja thought that hiding in the rain would provide shelter and a way to hide her tears


But you saw me cry
Despite trying to hide her tears, the person Meja is referring to saw through her facade and realized she was crying


I used to be lonely
Meja used to feel alone and disconnected from others


And love was something
Meja viewed love as an unattainable concept for her


Just others had found
She thought that only other people had found love and that it was out of her reach


I thought no one could know me
Meja believed that no one could truly understand her and her struggles


'til you came around
Until the person Meja is referring to came into her life and changed her perspective


The sun has so much power
Meja is acknowledging the power of the sun and its ability to brighten a dark and rainy day


Splits right through the rain
The sun is able to penetrate through the rain and bring light to a gloomy day


I feel just like a flower
Meja feels rejuvenated and alive, much like a flower after a rainfall


Totally insane, what do you say??
Meja is expressing her excitement and wonder at the beauty of nature


Do you believe
Asking the person Meja is referring to if they also believe in what they are experiencing


We can reach right up to the rainbow?
Asking if it is possible for people to reach and touch a rainbow


In the colours you see when I smile?
Referring to the colorful emotions that Meja experiences when she is happy


Before I met you
Referencing the time before the person Meja is referring to entered her life


So much in my life here was painful
Meja experienced a lot of pain in her life before she met this person


But now I can see that my rainbow
After meeting this person, Meja has found hope and happiness in her life


Will stay for a while
Her newfound hope and happiness will remain in her life for the foreseeable future


Baby, life is so precious
Meja is expressing how valuable life is


And time spins by so terribly fast
The passing of time can be overwhelming and feel too quick to really appreciate


We gotta live each day
Meja is encouraging people to grasp each day and live it to the fullest


Like it could be the last
By living each day as if it is the last, you can truly appreciate the value of life


Put your arms around me, don't let go
Meja is asking the person she is referring to hold her close and not let her go


Sleeping, breathing, lover, river flow
Suggesting that this person is as natural and necessary to her as sleeping, breathing, and a river flowing




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: MICHAEL JAMES ROGER SHEPSTONE, STEPHEN ERIC ENNEVER

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Sverige

Can somebody tell me
How clouds can make you
Forget a blue sky
Thought I'd hide in the rain
But you saw me cry
I used to be lonely
And love was something
Just others had found
I thought no one could know me
'til you came around
The sun has so much power
Splits right through the rain
I feel just like a flower
Totally insane, what do you say??
Do you believe
We can reach right on up to the rainbow?
Do you believe
In the colours you see when I smile?
Before I met you
So much in my life here was painful
But now I can see that my rainbow
Will stay for a while
Baby, life is so precious
And time spins by so terribly fast
We gotta live each day
Like it could be the last
The sun has so much power
Splits right through the rain
I feel just like a flower
Totally insane, what do you say?
Do you believe
We can reach right on up to the rainbow?
Do you believe
In the colours you see when I smile?
Before I met you
So much in my life here was painful
But now I can see that my rainbow
Will stay for a while
Put your arms around me, don't let go
Sleeping, breathing, lover, river flow



All comments from YouTube:

尾崎美智代

メイヤの声には癒やされるし曲もいまだに大好き mee🍀

sebastiaanvanwater

One of the best Meja songs. Her first 3 solo albums are amazing. I'm amazed Meja didn't have more success ouside of Sweden and Japan. While her videos could always have been better, her songs are catchy and she is very easy on the eyes. I guess her label (Sony) dropped the ball. A bit ironic Meja discovered Robyn and that little girl went on to have more success than Meja. Robyn deserves it of course, but I still feel Meja got cheated by fate. :)

Sverige

Can somebody tell me
How clouds can make you
Forget a blue sky
Thought I'd hide in the rain
But you saw me cry
I used to be lonely
And love was something
Just others had found
I thought no one could know me
'til you came around
The sun has so much power
Splits right through the rain
I feel just like a flower
Totally insane, what do you say??
Do you believe
We can reach right on up to the rainbow?
Do you believe
In the colours you see when I smile?
Before I met you
So much in my life here was painful
But now I can see that my rainbow
Will stay for a while
Baby, life is so precious
And time spins by so terribly fast
We gotta live each day
Like it could be the last
The sun has so much power
Splits right through the rain
I feel just like a flower
Totally insane, what do you say?
Do you believe
We can reach right on up to the rainbow?
Do you believe
In the colours you see when I smile?
Before I met you
So much in my life here was painful
But now I can see that my rainbow
Will stay for a while
Put your arms around me, don't let go
Sleeping, breathing, lover, river flow

Shivam Arora

This made me so happy. 💞

kevin15776

I remember some of her songs from when I lived in Sweden in 1995 or so. She could use some driving safety tips.

Juan

I love this song, ...¡and this woman too!

Cristian

La mejor música!

Champagne Supernova

¡Cuánta nostalgia de los 90's! :'( y yo que quería casarme con Meja.

Samppa Ankka

I think she´s talented and unique song writer.

Rudy Chan

I never heard/ watch this music before.
Thank You, Meja/ YouTube^ 🌈

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