Rain
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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Rain, he wanted it comfortable
I wanted that pain
He wanted a bride
I was making my own name
Chasing that fame
He stayed the same
All of me changed like midnight
My town was a wasteland
Full of cages, full of fences
Pageant queens and big pretenders
But for some it was paradise

My boy was a montage
A slow-motion love potion
Jumping off things in the ocean
I broke his heart 'cause he was nice
He was sunshine, I was midnight

Rain, he wanted it comfortable
I wanted that pain
He wanted a bride
I was making my own name
Chasing that fame
He stayed the same
All of me changed like midnight

It came like a postcard
Picture perfect, shiny family
Holiday peppermint candy
But for him it's every day

So I peered through a window
A deep portal, time travel
All the love we unraveled
And the life I gave away
'Cause he was sunshine, I was midnight

Rain, he wanted it comfortable
I wanted that pain
He wanted a bride
I was making my own name
Chasing that fame
He stayed the same
All of me changed like midnight

Rain, he wanted it comfortable
I wanted that pain
He wanted a bride
I was making my own name
Chasing that fame
He stayed the same
All of me changed like midnight

I guess sometimes we all get
Just what we wanted, just what we wanted
And he never thinks of me
Except when I'm on TV

I guess sometimes we all get
Some kind of haunted, some kind of haunted
And I never think of him



Except on midnights like this
(Midnight's like this, midnight's like this)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics in Taylor Swift’s song “Rain” speak of a longing for someone who is no longer present in the singer’s life. The first verse discusses the reluctance to revisit memories of the past - this person made the singer laugh and they know the way to their door, but the singer isn’t willing to go back in time anymore. In the second verse, Swift seems to be speaking to the universe, asking it to help her find answers about the person she’s missing. She opens her window, perhaps hoping that the rain will bring her lost love back to her.


Swift then moves on to singing about how much she knows this person - she knows them by heart, but they don’t even know where she starts. The third verse is a plea to this person, talking to them as if they are present even though they are not. She tells them to talk to themselves, talk to the tears they’ve shed, and to talk to the person who put them in this situation. She then leaves her window open again, hoping this time her lost love will come back to her. The final verse repeats the opening sentiments - that she could go back to every laugh, but she doesn’t want to anymore.


Overall, the lyrics speak of a deep sense of yearning and loss. The singer is hoping for something that they know may never come back to them, but they are still holding on to the possibility that it might.


Line by Line Meaning

I could go back to every laugh
I could reminisce about all the good times we shared together in the past


But I don't wanna go there anymore
But I choose not to dwell in the past anymore and instead live in the present


And I know all the steps up to your door
I remember the path to your door like the back of my hand


But I don't wanna go there anymore
But I don't want to go to your doorstep again and try to rekindle what's lost


Talk to the wind, talk to the sky
Speak your heart out to the natural elements, to yourself, to the universe


Talk to the man with the reasons why
Talk to the man whom you think is responsible for our falling apart


And let me know what you find
And tell me all that you've learned from the conversations you've had


I'll leave my window open
I keep my window open in the hope that you'll come back


'Cause I'm too tired tonight to call your name
I'm not in the mood to cry out your name tonight


Just know I'm right here hoping
Just know that I'm here waiting for you to come back to me


That you'll come in with the rain
That you'll come back to me at an unexpected time, just like how rains come unannounced


I could stand up and sing you a song
I could express my love for you through a song, but I don't want to do that anymore


But I don't wanna have to go that far
But I don't want to have to express my love for you in such grand ways anymore


And I've got you down
I know you so well that I don't even have to try anymore


I know you by heart
I know you so thoroughly that you're a part of me


And you don't even know where I start
And you don't even realize how much I love you and how much I've endured for you


Talk to yourself, talk to the tears
Talk to yourself and cry if you have to


Talk to the man who put you here
Talk to the man who broke your heart


And don't wait for the sky to clear
Don't wait for things to clear up, just face them


I've watched you so long, screamed your name
I've been madly in love with you and have called out your name too many times now


I don't know what else I can say
I've done all I could, and I'm out of words now


But I'll leave my window open
But I'll keep waiting for you to come back


'Cause I'm too tired at night for all these games
I'm done playing these games and want you to make a move


Just know I'm right here hoping
Just know that I'm here waiting for you to return to me


That you'll come in with the rain
That you'll come back to me as an unexpected surprise, like how rains come unannounced.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Jack Michael Antonoff, Taylor Alison Swift

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leo

Rain, he wanted it comfortable
I wanted that pain
He wanted a bride
I was making my own name
Chasing that fame
He stayed the same
All of me changed like midnight
My town was a wasteland
Full of cages, full of fences
Pageant queens and big pretenders
But for some, it was paradise
My boy was a montage
A slow-motion, love potion
Jumping off things in the ocean
I broke his heart 'cause he was nice
He was sunshine, I was midnight rain
He wanted it comfortable
I wanted that pain
He wanted a bride
I was making my own name
Chasing that fame
He stayed the same
All of me changed like midnight
It came like a postcard
Picture perfect, shiny family
Holiday, peppermint candy
But for him it's every day
So I peered through a window
A deep portal, time travel
All the love we unravel
And the life I gave away
'Cause he was sunshine
I was midnight rain
He wanted it comfortable
I wanted that pain
He wanted a bride
I was making my own name
Chasing that fame
He stayed the same
All of me changed
Like midnight
Rain, he wanted it comfortable
I wanted that pain
He wanted a bride
I was making my own name
Chasing that fame
He stayed the same
All of me changed
Like midnight
I guess sometimes we all get
Just what we wanted, just what we wanted
And he never thinks of me
Except when I'm on TV
I guess sometimes we all get
Some kind of haunted, some kind of haunted
And I never think of him
Except on midnights like this (midnights like this)



KUYA FAITH

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3. Speak Now - The Princess
4. Red - A Heartbroken Woman
5. 1989 - The Party Woman
6. reputation - A Brave Woman
7. Lover - The Lover
8. folklore - A Wise Woman
9. evermore - The Storyteller
10. Midnights - The Brilliant Insomniac

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Bushra Malik

Lyrics: Rain, he wanted it comfortable
I wanted that pain
He wanted a bride
I was making my own name
Chasing that fame
He stayed the same
All of me changed like midnight
My town was a wasteland
Full of cages, full of fences
Pageant queens and big pretenders
But for some, it was paradise
My boy was a montage
A slow-motion, love potion
Jumping off things in the ocean
I broke his heart 'cause he was nice
He was sunshine, I was midnight rain
He wanted it comfortable
I wanted that pain
He wanted a bride
I was making my own name
Chasing that fame
He stayed the same
All of me changed like midnight
It came like a postcard
Picture perfect, shiny family
Holiday, peppermint candy
But for him it's every day
So I peered through a window
A deep portal, time travel
All the love we unravel
And the life I gave away
'Cause he was sunshine
I was midnight rain
He wanted it comfortable
I wanted that pain
He wanted a bride
I was making my own name
Chasing that fame
He stayed the same
All of me changed
Like midnight
Rain, he wanted it comfortable
I wanted that pain
He wanted a bride
I was making my own name
Chasing that fame
He stayed the same
All of me changed
Like midnight
I guess sometimes we all get
Just what we wanted, just what we wanted
And he never thinks of me
Except when I'm on TV
I guess sometimes we all get
Some kind of haunted, some kind of haunted
And I never think of him
Except on midnights like this (midnights like this)



MN Jamero

Lyrics
Rain, he wanted it comfortable
I wanted that pain
He wanted a bride
I was making my own name
Chasing that fame
He stayed the same
All of me changed like midnight
My town was a wasteland
Full of cages, full of fences
Pageant queens and big pretenders
But for some, it was paradise
My boy was a montage
A slow-motion, love potion
Jumping off things in the ocean
I broke his heart 'cause he was nice
He was sunshine, I was midnight rain
He wanted it comfortable
I wanted that pain
He wanted a bride
I was making my own name
Chasing that fame
He stayed the same
All of me changed like midnight
It came like a postcard
Picture perfect, shiny family
Holiday, peppermint candy
But for him it's every day
So I peered through a window
A deep portal, time travel
All the love we unravel
And the life I gave away
'Cause he was sunshine
I was midnight rain
He wanted it comfortable
I wanted that pain
He wanted a bride
I was making my own name
Chasing that fame
He stayed the same
All of me changed
Like midnight
Rain, he wanted it comfortable
I wanted that pain
He wanted a bride
I was making my own name
Chasing that fame
He stayed the same
All of me changed
Like midnight
I guess sometimes we all get
Just what we wanted, just what we wanted
And he never thinks of me
Except when I'm on TV
I guess sometimes we all get
Some kind of haunted, some kind of haunted
And I never think of him
Except on midnights like this (midnights like this)

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Brandon Butch

Was NOT prepared for this! That pitched-down chorus is addicting 🔥

Pamela Combis

I can listen forever 😋

Francesca -Self-Proclaimed B I T C H- Foley

I thought it was Luke Hemmings from 5SOS when I first heard it. 😭

YG Williams

It does something to my brain

Winter Angel

TRUE

Dominic Spiller

Played it on replay forever

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snowdrop

Dear ms.taylor,
we want a 10 minute version of this song 💗

Filip Marinkovic

Nah.....
I feel like she should've added something more for the end, but not 10min versions

aisha cas

I agree. Looping aint enuff

tayluv

She's your wife?

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