I wish it would rain

I wish it would rain

I Wish It Would Rain by the Temptations is one of the most prolifically brilliant Ballads of all time!

Think about it. The average person looks forward to witnessing sunshine and blue skies. But David Ruffin is begging

for that kind of day to go away.

To the inexperienced lover Ruffin sounds crazy, but not to those who’ve been hurt deeply by love.

I wish it would rain is about losing a love that meant so much that without it you can’t see a future.

“A girl has found another and gone away
With her went my future, my life is filled with gloom..

HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE

More important, the ascending acumen pivots when Ruffin reveals his reason for conveying “I wish it would rain.”

‘so badly I wanna go outside (such a lovely day)
But everyone knows that a man ain’t supposed to cry”

And if this chorus is not heavy enough, get this…

“My eyes search the skies desperately for rain
‘Cause rain drops will hide my tear drops
And no one will ever know that I’m crying”

The genius of this love song’s lyrics are no less than hypnotic. Furthermore, neither fails at delivering precise optical illusions of a powerful unfettered love.

This love is so powerful that “day after day he stays locked up in his room.”

Ballads tell a story? Ballads tug at the heart. Sometimes Ballads question one’s sanity. Let’s face it, love doesn’t have to make sense.

 



I know to you, it might sound strange
But I wish it would rain, oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

I WISH IT WOULD RAIN (LYRICS)

EXCERPT

A girl has found another and gone away
With her went my future, my life is filled with gloom
So day after day I stay locked up in my room
I know to you, it might sound strange
But I wish it would rain, oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
‘Cause so badly I wanna go outside (such a lovely day)
But everyone knows that a man ain’t supposed to cry
Listen, I gotta cry ’cause crying eases the pain, oh yeah
People this hurt I feel inside

Songwriters: Rodger Sr. Penzabene / Barrett Strong / Norman Whitefield
I Wish It Would Rain lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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