In The Pouring Rain
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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I could go back to every laugh
But I don't wanna go there anymore and I
Know all the steps up to your door
But I don't wanna go there anymore

Talk to the wind, talk to the sky
Talk to the man with the reasons why
And let me know what you find

I'll leave my window open
'Cause I'm too tired tonight to call your name
Just know I'm right here hoping
That you'll come in with the rain

I could stand up and sing you a song
But I don't wanna have to go that far and I
I've got you down
I know you by heart
And you don't even know where I start

Talk to yourself, talk to the tears
Talk to the man who put you here
And don't wait for the sky to clear

I'll leave my window open
'Cause I'm too tired tonight to call your name, oh
Just know I'm right here hoping
That you'll come in with the rain

I've watched you so long, screamed your name
I don't know what else I can say

But I'll leave my window open
'Cause I'm too tired at night for all these games
Just know I'm right here hoping
That you'll come in with the rain





I could go back to every laugh
But I don't wanna go there anymore

Overall Meaning

"Come in with the Rain" is a song by Taylor Swift about the longing for someone who has left. The song has a slow and mournful melody that effectively conveys the sense of sadness and emptiness that comes with missing someone dearly. In the first verse, Swift expresses her reluctance to revisit memories of happier times with this person, even though she knows their address by heart. Rather than dwelling on the past, she deepens her search by calling on the wind, the sky, and an all-knowing man for answers.


In the chorus, Swift sings about the desperation of waiting for someone she dearly misses. She leaves her window open and hopes that this person will come back to her, even if it means manifesting as rain. The second verse speaks of the irony that the person she misses knows so much about her but does not even know where to begin with their relationship. She advises them to talk to themselves, their tears, or the man who put them there to confront their own feelings, rather than waiting for clarity from the sky.


Overall, "Come in with the Rain" is a poignant reflection on the fleeting nature of relationships and the pain that comes with longing for someone out of reach.


Line by Line Meaning

I could go back to every laugh
I could reminisce about all the good times we had together


But I don't wanna go there anymore and I
But I don't want to dwell on the past anymore


Know all the steps up to your door
I know exactly how to get to your doorstep


But I don't wanna go there anymore
But I don't want to visit you anymore


Talk to the wind, talk to the sky
Speak to the forces of nature for guidance


Talk to the man with the reasons why
Talk to the person who knows why things happened the way they did


And let me know what you find
And tell me what you discover


I'll leave my window open
I'll keep my window unlocked


'Cause I'm too tired tonight to call your name
Because I'm too exhausted tonight to reach out to you


Just know I'm right here hoping
Just know that I'm still here, wishing you'd come back


That you'll come in with the rain
That you'll return to me, even if it's during a downpour


I could stand up and sing you a song
I could sing you a heartfelt tune


But I don't wanna have to go that far and I
But I don't want to go to such lengths anymore


I've got you down
I understand you so well


I know you by heart
I know everything about you


And you don't even know where I start
But you don't even know where to begin with me


Talk to yourself, talk to the tears
Speak to yourself and your emotions


Talk to the man who put you here
Talk to the person who caused your current state of being


And don't wait for the sky to clear
And don't wait for a perfect moment or circumstance


I'll leave my window open
I'll keep my window unlocked


'Cause I'm too tired tonight to call your name, oh
Because I'm too fatigued tonight to reach out to you, oh


Just know I'm right here hoping
Just know that I'm still here, wishing you'd come back


That you'll come in with the rain
That you'll return to me, even if it's during a downpour


I've watched you so long, screamed your name
I've admired you from afar for so long, called out to you


I don't know what else I can say
I don't know what else I can do or say to get your attention


But I'll leave my window open
But I'll keep my window unlocked


'Cause I'm too tired at night for all these games
Because I'm too exhausted at night for all these tricks and games


Just know I'm right here hoping
Just know that I'm still here, wishing you'd come back


That you'll come in with the rain
That you'll return to me, even if it's during a downpour




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Anthem Entertainment
Written by: Liz Rose, Taylor Alison Swift

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Comments from YouTube:

@thecaremel4821

i love how you can still hear bits of the taylor's younger voice, her voice is so versatile

@melarmyswiftie

For real? Sometimes I'd wonder if I was listening to TV or not lol 😂

@D_Mill671

“My mind forgets to remind me”

@ramonapiercesalvatore5917

Perks of being a passionate soprano

@juliamedeiros7008

​@@D_Mill671Wow

@Katya-fe5lm

yeah, it's so sweet and angelic

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@wannabezaclister

The anthem for someone who ignites this flare from inside you and the kind of person you shouldn't fall but can't resist!

@felinemomma97

You just said it right. I have always felt this way while listening to it.

@ChrisantaUrsula

Ikr! 🤧

@flamingaish

im captivated by you baby like a firework show - captures it perfectly

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