Song of the Day #3,005: ‘Rainin’ You’ – Brad Paisley

Time-Well-WastedHere’s a real tear-jerker from Brad Paisley that falls into one of my favorite categories: Dead or Dumped?

The singer is mourning the loss of a loved one, but is it a death or a break-up? The lyrics favor either interpretation.

So do the YouTube comments, which contain tales of best friends who no longer speak, dumped boyfriends and girlfriends and people who’ve lost members of their family.

I guess Paisley’s intentions don’t really matter. If the song provides comfort to people who’ve suffered losses of any sort, it’s done its job.

[Verse 1]
When I looked out today
And saw that the sky was gray
I thought about the way
You loved days like this

[Verse 2]
And driving in to town
It really started coming down
Bringing me back around
To all that I miss

It feels like it’s raining you
It feels like it’s raining you

[Verse 3]
I didn’t even run inside
Or worry about staying dry
Besides there nowhere I can hide
These feeling now

Running down my face
Takes me to another place
I can’t think of a better way to drown

[Verse 4]
It feels like it’s raining you
I can’t explain it
But I am baptized anew
It feels like it’s raining you

[Verse 5]
If I had my way
It would do this every day
I would never see the sun
Because the closest I get
To holding you again
Is every time that sky opens up

[Verse 6]
It feels like it’s raining you
I can’t explain it
But I am baptized anew
It feels like it’s raining you
It feels like it’s raining you

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,005: ‘Rainin’ You’ – Brad Paisley

  1. Dana says:

    Lovely song. Based on the line about “holding you” and the presumption that he would be too young to have a girlfriend or wife die, I’m going with dumped over dead, but it’s a close call.

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