The Rain
Melody Gardot Lyrics


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The rain, the rain
Rain came down in sheets that night
And you and I stared out to the left and to the right
Rain came down and cursed, seemed to laugh at us
Still daylight

The clouds, the clouds
Clouds raced all across the autumn sky
And you and I fumbled for a way to say goodbye
Strangers weren't we
Scared to look into each other's eyes?





Strangers weren't we
Scared to look into each other's eyes?

Overall Meaning

Melody Gardot's "The Rain" is a soulful and melancholic song that powerfully captures the unsaid emotions that underlie a romantic relationship. The rain is used throughout the song both as a metaphor for the emotional turmoil between two lovers and as a physical manifestation of their shared pain. In the first verse, the rain is described as coming down in sheets, and the lovers are caught out in it, unable to avoid it. The rain "cursed" and "laughed" at them, mocking their vulnerability. The image is a powerful one, evoking feelings of helplessness and exposure.


In the second verse, the focus shifts to the clouds, which seem to mirror the emotional mood between the two lovers. The clouds are racing across the autumn sky, giving the impression that time is running out. The lovers are "fumbling" for a way to say goodbye, suggesting that their relationship is coming to an end. They are "strangers" to each other, unable to make eye contact, and this distance is emphasized through the use of the refrain, which repeats the same lines twice, as if to highlight the sense of alienation between them.


Overall, "The Rain" is a poignant and moving song that speaks to the heart of what it means to be in love but unable to express it. The imagery of the rain and clouds is used to suggest a sense of inevitability and powerlessness, which is captured beautifully in Gardot's soulful vocals.


Line by Line Meaning

The rain, the rain
The never-ending rain served as a metaphor for the sadness that has come over our relationship.


Rain came down in sheets that night
It rained heavily that night in a way that symbolizes the intensity of our emotions.


And you and I stared out to the left and to the right
We look out in different directions to avoid each other, and to escape the situation that we are in.


Rain came down and cursed, seemed to laugh at us
The rain that night appeared to mock us and the brokenness of our relationship instead of easing the hurt.


Still daylight
The day continues despite the sorrow and in spite of the rain.


The clouds, the clouds
The clouds that appear and disappear symbolized the inconsistency and uncertainty of our relationship.


Clouds raced all across the autumn sky
The swift-moving clouds conveyed the idea that it was already too late for us to somehow fix our relationship.


And you and I fumbled for a way to say goodbye
We struggled to part ways, and we didn't know how to deal with our emotions.


Strangers weren't we
We must have known each other on a deeper level before we fell apart, and we are just strangers now.


Scared to look into each other's eyes?
Neither of us wants to face the pain that seeing each other's eyes would cause us.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: JESSE HARRIS, MELODY GARDOT

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@dunhillan8360

La pluie, la pluie
La pluie est tombée en feuilles cette nuit-là
Et toi et moi avons regardé à gauche et à droite
La pluie est tombée et a maudit, semblait se moquer de nous
Toujours la lumière du jour

Les nuages, les nuages.
Les nuages ​​ont couru partout dans le ciel d'automne
Et toi et moi avons cherché un moyen de dire au revoir

Étrangers . N'étions-nous pas
Peur de se regarder dans les yeux ?

Étrangers,
N'étions-nous pas
Peur de se regarder dans les yeux ?



@GuidanceWithLove

Lyrics-
The rain
The rain
Rain came down in sheets that night
And you
And I
Stared out to the left and to the right
Rain came down in cords
Seemed to laugh at us 'til daylight
The clouds
The clouds
Clouds raised out across the autumn sky
And you
And I
Fumbled for a way to say goodbye
Strangers weren't we
Scared to look into each others eyes



@erzebettotbagi3024

The rain, the rain
Rain came down in sheets that night
And you and I stared out to the left and to the right
Rain came down and cursed, seemed to laugh at us
Still daylight
The clouds, the clouds
Clouds raced all across the autumn sky
And you and I fumbled for a way to say goodbye
Strangers weren't we
Scared to look into each other's eyes?
Strangers weren't we
Scared to look into each other's eyes?



All comments from YouTube:

@sabrinaandrade7629

this song makes me miss something i've never lived

@jindandy7826

The epitome of "smoldering"...She deserves the Nobel Prize for the most aesthetic music on the planet. Loop, Loop, Loop...

@LMarieCarson

Absolutely beautiful song and lyrics. I love the rain and its accompanied nostalgia and these words with gentle tone give it amazing justice. A fav of mine.

@tldavidson

LMarieCarson, I totally agree. This song, " Love Me Like a River", and "Our Love is Easy" are a few of my favorites by her. Very soulful voice.

@Swordfishstick

Whenever you hear the stuff dominating the airways on the Radio, you are tempted to go into a "state of music today..." rant. Yet I've found that there are some great current musicians out there, it's only a matter of finding them; I'm delighted to have discovered Melody Gardot.

@ronolin8448

I can't even listen to radio any more. I agree entirely about Melody Gardot. There are indeed many other talented artists of the present to discover- check out Beth Rowley and Lizz Wright- not to mention great ones from the past whom the current generation has not heard of. YouTube is a treasure. Too bad there just isn't enough time.

@justdecember

NPR's probably the only station ever worth listening to.

@michaelalderete9622

Amen about the current state of radio in America, and about the miraculous Melody.

@stellagranos72

Melody Gardot is gifted and spectacular!

@TeresaAfonsoTecas

Wonderful voice, music,poem ...

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