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Rain Is Falling Lyrics

Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Album: Time

Early in the morning,
The sun was up and the sky was very blue,
Without a warning,
As I looked out,my thoughts returned to you
A noise in the city made the children run,
And hide themselves away,
And thunder boomed and lightning filled the sky.

Looking from this window,
A thousand rivers running past my door
Standing on an island,looking for someone
Upon the shore,
I can see it very clearly nothing's really changed,
Then lightning strikes across an empty sky,

Chorus

Ooh-the rain is falling,
Ooh-the rain is falling,
Ooh-the rain is falling,
Will it wash away the lonely tears,

With their brand new time transporter,
They'll think maybe I fought to get away,
But with all their great inventions,
And all their good intentions here I stay,
Down on the corner where the sun had shone,
The people gathered 'round,
Then scattered as the raindrops hit the ground,

Chorus
Comments/Interpretations
by che on 8/7/2008 5:30pm
one of the best songs i ever heard
by kato on 10/26/2008 11:46pm
buen tema
by Frank on 10/29/2009 6:25pm
Hello there, the song's massive --
Whoever please tell me what the last stanza is about ??? Maybe it's just poetry but I don't decode a bit.

Great anyway, cheers --
by totoro-dave on 1/7/2010 11:45am
just discovered this song. elo never ceases to amaze me. jeff lynde is one helluva artist.
by Jack on 1/18/2010 12:21pm
@ Frank

That last stanza would seem very odd/cryptic if you take it out of context :p

In fact, this sing comes from the album "Time", which tells the story of a man from 1981 who is teleported to the year 2095 by people from the future who want to show him the dangers of their time, and how they can be avoided by righting wrongs in the past (his time). In that last verse he tells of how the people who brought them to their time think that he sent himself back to 1981, when in fact he remained in 2095.
by jjhghjmmmmmmmmmmmm on 4/29/2010 2:26am
jhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
by jimmy boatwright on 11/14/2010 9:41pm
Rain is falling is one of the most under-appreciated pop songs ever written it's so sad that nobody knows it or remembers it
by mrs. blue sky on 12/6/2010 2:44pm
I think the last verse meant that, with the passage of time, he meant to escape his memories ...but somehow got stuck there...drifting on the lonely sea of his own past. and no matter what he does, he can't escape. but maybe he likes it better than the present and doesn't want to leave the ghosts of the past.
by yvonne indriani on 6/3/2011 10:58am
ohhh.. last time i heard this song is about more than 10 years ago..! oh my God,i love this song! i love ELO! mmuuahhh mmuuahhh mmuuahhh!!!
by Sudipto krishna dutta on 1/4/2012 1:33am
A awesome song..it touched my heart...
by roni on 2/9/2012 10:23pm
reminiscing the past... this song has a special place in my heart... i can still remember her pretty face. Gonna luv dis song
by qais on 5/17/2012 4:52am
1983 mein is gane ko suna tha aur 2012 mein internet se is ko phir se khoj dala.cause i forgot the singer even song.but thnx god i got it.meri zindigi ke achche gano mein se ek
by Eugene on 10/28/2012 3:46am
I've heard album "Time" in 2010 for the first time in my life. And, so far it's the best album I've ever heard. Especially this song!!
by Krist I am on 2/15/2013 4:09pm
my heart is crying and smiling at the same time...
by toni on 10/4/2013 8:59am
will it wash away ""these" lonely tears... I think.
by sri varsha chowdary on 1/17/2014 8:16am
Nice


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