Pennies from Heaven
The Skyliners Lyrics


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Ev'ry time it rains, it rains pennies from heaven
Don'tcha know each cloud contains pennies from heaven?
(You'll find your fortune fallin' all over town)
(Be sure that your umbrella)
Is upside down

Trade them for a package of sunshine and flowers
If you want the things you love, you must have showers
(So when you hear it thunder) Don't run under a tree
There'll be pennies from heaven for you and me

(Ev'ry time it rains, it rains)â?¦Pennies from heaven
(Don'tcha know each cloud contains)â?¦Pennies from heaven?
(You'll find you fortune fallin') All over town
(Be sure that your umbrella) Is upside down

Trade them for a package of sunshine and flowers
If you want the things you love you must have showers




(So when you hear it thunder) Don't run under a tree
There'll be pennies from heaven for you and for me

Overall Meaning

The song "Pennies from Heaven" by The Skyliners carries a beautiful message about hope and abundance during difficult times. The lyrics suggest that every dark cloud has a silver lining, and even rain can bring good things. The chorus asserts that every time it rains, it rains pennies from heaven, signifying that blessings can come unexpectedly and abundantly. This idea is further reflected in the lines, "Trade them for a package of sunshine and flowers / If you want the things you love, you must have showers." Here, the song advises listeners to look for opportunities even in the midst of adversity and to turn their troubles into opportunities to grow and thrive.


The song's lyrics also convey the idea that one's attitude and perspective can make a significant impact on their circumstances. The call to keep an upside-down umbrella suggests that people should be open to receiving and accepting blessings, however small they may seem. Additionally, the line, "Don't run under a tree / There'll be pennies from heaven for you and for me," implies that people should avoid negative situations and instead focus on being positive and hopeful, even when things seem bleak.


Line by Line Meaning

Ev'ry time it rains, it rains pennies from heaven
Whenever it starts to rain, it's like money falling down from the sky


Don'tcha know each cloud contains pennies from heaven?
Every single cloud out there has the potential to bring wealth in the form of rain


(You'll find your fortune fallin' all over town)
Your good luck is spread out everywhere when it rains, not just in one location


(Be sure that your umbrella) Is upside down
Make sure to hold your umbrella with its open end facing upwards to catch all the pennies


Trade them for a package of sunshine and flowers
Use the pennies you collect to buy yourself something nice that'll bring joy to your life


If you want the things you love, you must have showers
If you want to achieve your goals and dreams, sometimes you have to go through tough times


(So when you hear it thunder) Don't run under a tree
When you hear thunder, it's best to avoid running under a tree to stay safe and dry


There'll be pennies from heaven for you and me
We can all benefit from the good things that come our way if we're open to receiving them




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management
Written by: Arthur Johnston, Johnny Burke

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@garyhoogenboomsr.1140

Ev'ry time it rains, it rains pennies from heaven
Don't cha know each cloud contains pennies from heaven?
(You'll find your fortune fallin' all over town)
(Be sure that your umbrella)
Is upside down

Trade them for a package of sunshine and flowers
If you want the things you love, you must have showers
(So when you hear it thunder) Don't run under a tree
There I'll be pennies from heaven for you and me

(Ev'ry time it rains, it rains) â ¦Pennies from heaven
(Don't cha know each cloud contains)â ¦Pennies from heaven?
(You'll find you fortune fallin') All over town
(Be sure that your umbrella) Is upside down

Trade them for a package of sunshine and flowers
If you want the things you love you must have showers
(So when you hear it thunder) Don't run under a tree
There I'll be pennies from heaven for you and for me



All comments from YouTube:

@frankp3

In the early 80's I heard this song on a Boston oldies show and fell in love. In 1982, I went into a Boston record store and bought this 45. I then went home and played it over and over again singing along until I lost my voice. 30 years later, I'm doing it again...thank you! :)

@jennifursun3303

first heard this in the late 60's at my late uncles home was playing pool with my brothers and the oldies radio was playing it was love at first hearing tooo

@wjmatos733

sad to admit...a little tear came into my eye hearing this... such great memories....wow.... this still holds up 54 years after it's release....lets see how many will still be listening to Katy Perry and the Bieber in 54 years Willie....

@SanBan-do7by

My favorite version also a great doo wop great classic

@RobertSilvestri86

One of my Dad's favorite songs.

@CheckMate657879

I can never listen to this song just once.  It was one of my favorite childhood songs and always will be.  The cool thing was to hear it as a child and listen to it decades later and hear what I liked as a child -- that Skyliner harmony.  This song always made me feel happy when I was a child and felt the same when I heard it again after not hearing it for decades.

@mholub

WOW, CheckMate....GREAT post. I started to smile as soon as I heard the beginning of the song....I know what you mean. I too remember hearing this on the radio when I was a kid. How lucky we were to have grown up when we did. Most of the music today is simply GARBAGE!! It's "throw-away" stuff. Nothing classic about it!!

@jennifursun3303

@@mholub makes me smile tooo

@sauquoit13456

On this day in 1960 {April 22nd} the Skyliners appeared at the Spatz Show Lounge in Hamilton, Ohio...
Seventeen days later on May 9th, 1960 their covered version of "Pennies From Heaven" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #100; ten weeks later on July 18th, 1960 it would peak at #24 {for 1 week} and spent 13 weeks on the Top 100...
Exactly one year earlier on April 22nd, 1959 their biggest hit, "Since I Don't Have You", was at #15 on the Top 100, the week before it was at #12 and that was its peak position on the chart...
Between 1959 and 1965 the Pittsburgh quintet had five Top 100 records; their three other charted records were, "This I Swear" {#26 in 1959}, "It Happened Today" {#59 in 1959}, and "The Loser" {#72 in 1965}...

@MyREDTAIL

RIP Jimmy Beaumont, You will be sadly missed by all of your Fans

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