When It Rains
Paramore Lyrics


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And when it rains on this side of town
It touches everything
Just say it again and mean it

We don't miss a thing
You made yourself a bed at the bottom
Of the blackest hole (blackest hole)
And convinced yourself
That it's not the reason you don't see the sun anymore

And no, oh
How could you do it?
Oh, I
I never saw it coming
No, oh
I need an ending
So why can't you stay
Just long enough to explain?

And when it rains
You always find an escape
Just running away
From all of the ones who love you
From everything
You made yourself a bed at the bottom
Of the blackest hole (blackest hole)
And you'll sleep till May
You'll say that you don't wanna see the sun anymore

And no, oh
How could you do it?
Oh, I
I never saw it coming
No, oh
I need an ending
So why can't you stay
Just long enough to explain?

(Explain your side
Take my side)
Take these chances to turn it around
Let's take these chances we'll make it somehow
And take these chances and turn it around
Just turn it around

No, how could you do it?
Oh, I, I never saw it coming

No, oh, how could you do it?
Oh, I, I never saw it coming
No, oh, how could you do it?
Oh, I, I never saw it coming
No, oh
I need an ending
So why can't you stay
Just long enough to explain?





You can take your time, take my time

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Paramore’s “When it Rains” is a song about the struggles of being in a relationship while battling depression. The lyrics repeatedly talk about sleeping until May and not wanting to see the sun anymore, which is a clear indication of suicidal tendencies. The line, “you made yourself a bed at the bottom of the blackest hole” reinforces that the person has hit rock bottom and is struggling to find a way out of this helpless state.


The lines “and when it rains on this side of town, it touches everything” can be interpreted as a metaphor for how depression affects not only the person but also those around them. Depression can have a ripple effect and cause a negative impact on everything around the person, even if they do not realize it. The singer pleads with the person to stay long enough to explain, indicating that they want to understand what is going on and help in any way possible.


Even in the midst of these heavy lyrics, the chorus lingers on hope. The lines “take these chances to turn it around, let's take these chances we'll make it somehow” plead with the person to hold on and not give up. The song ends on a hopeful note with the lines “you can take your time, take my time” indicating that the singer is willing to give the person all the time they need to recover themselves.




Line by Line Meaning

And when it rains on this side of town
Rain falling on this part of the city affects everything


It touches everything
It has a significant impact on everything that happens in the area


Just say it again and mean it
Make a statement with conviction and honesty


We don't miss a thing
We are aware of everything that is going on


You made yourself a bed at the bottom
You have sunk into the darkest place in your life


Of the blackest hole (blackest hole)
The deepest, most hopeless place one could sink into


And convinced yourself
You have convinced yourself


That it's not the reason you don't see the sun anymore
You think the sun doesn't shine on you anymore for reasons other than your own choices


And no, oh
And yet


How could you do it?
How could you do what you did?


Oh, I
Oh, I


I never saw it coming
I didn't see it coming, I was caught off guard


No, oh
And yet


I need an ending
I need closure, resolution


So why can't you stay
Can't you stay and work it out?


Just long enough to explain?
Just long enough to clarify what happened?


You always find an escape
You always manage to run away when it gets tough


Just running away
Escaping as a coping mechanism


From all of the ones who love you
From anyone who cares about you


From everything
From life, from reality


You'll sleep till May
You will hibernate until the situation changes


You'll say that you don't wanna see the sun anymore
You have lost hope of seeing things change


Take these chances to turn it around
Seize opportunities to fix things


Let's take these chances we'll make it somehow
Let's do it together and find a way


And take these chances and turn it around
And turn things around


You can take your time, take my time
We have time to fix things together




Lyrics © The Administration MP, Inc., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Hayley Nichole Williams, Zach Farro, Joshua Neil Farro

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@JasonLSmallsJunior

[Verse 1]
And when it rains on this side of town
It touches everything
Just say it again and mean it
We don't miss a thing

[Pre-Chorus 1]
You made yourself a bed at the bottom
Of the blackest hole (blackest hole)
And convinced yourself
That it's not the reason you don't see the sun anymore

[Chorus]
And oh oh, how could you do it?
Oh I, I never saw it coming
Oh, oh, I need an ending
So, why can't you stay just long enough to explain?

[Verse 2]
And when it rains, you always find an escape
Just running away from all of the ones who love you
From everything

[Pre-Chorus 2]
You made yourself a bed at the bottom
Of the blackest hole (blackest hole)
And you'll sleep till May
And you'll say that you don't wanna see the sun anymore


[Chorus]
And oh oh, how could you do it?
Oh I, I never saw it coming
Oh, oh, I need an ending
So, why can't you stay just long enough to explain?

[Bridge]
Take your time, take my time
Take these chances to turn it around
Let's take these chances, we'll make it somehow
And take these chances to turn it around
Just turn it around

[Breakdown]
Oh, how could you do it?
Oh I, I never saw it coming

[Chorus]
And oh oh, how could you do it?
Oh I, I never saw it coming
Oh, how could you do it?
Oh I, I never saw it coming
Oh oh, I need an ending
So, why can't you stay just long enough to explain?

[Outro]
You can take your time, take my time



@bicuriousdirtbikeboi2594

I suffered from suicidal thoughts and depression for a while. I’m glad I didn’t go through with it and that I decided to stick around a little while longer.

Life always has its dark and depressing times, but it also has its incredibly awesome times, and if you end your life, then you’ll never get to experience the incredibly awesome times.

There are people who love you even if you can’t see them, and there will be more people who love you for the rest of your life. you DESERVE to have love on your life, and you deserve to experience the incredible awesomeness of life.

And if it means anything, please know that even though I don’t know you physically, I still love you. I understand your pain, because I’ve been there myself before.

Please just stick around a little while longer.



All comments from YouTube:

@marshahudson1639

"Take my time" sinks in once you realize she's singing to a friend that took their life. 😔

@superharryboy

+Marsha' Hudson It's very strong indeed.

@Mountaingoat4234

It's even worse when you can completely relate to it because it happened to you too

@emmaclean5144

For real

@bowlingstoned2113

What??? 😢

@jthomas5987

Cry😢

@iPatkice

i mean, riot! will always be my favorite album from them

@AWSOMESPAKLINGWATER

Same

@e3180

hey it's Brendon urine

@ninatoro4053

absolutely

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