I WISH IT WOULD RAIN
(Roger Penzabene / Barrett Strong / Norman Whitfield)
Recorded by : Johnny Adams; Paul Carrack; Faces; Aretha Franklin;
Marvin Gaye; Steve Harley; Pat Kelly; Greg Kihn; Gladys Knight & The Pips;
Little Caesar; Lee Mallory; Pat McLaughlin; Rare Earth; David Ruffin;
Percy Sledge; Joey Stec; Rod Stewart; Otis Stokes; Tamarack; The Techniques;
The Temptations; The Temptones; Ike & Tina Turner; Bobby Womack; Paul Young.
Sunshine, blue skies, please go away.
My girl has found another and gone away.
With her went my future, my life is filled with gloom.
So day after day, I stayed locked up in my room.
I know to you it might sound strange.
But I wish it would rain. (How I wish that 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 suppose to cry, listen.
I gotta cry 'cause cryin' eases the pain, oh yeah.
People this hurt I feel inside, words can never explain.
I just wish it would rain. (Oh, how I wish that it would rain)
Oh, let it rain.
Rain, rain, rain (Oh, how I wish that it would rain)
Ooo, baby. Let it rain.
(Let it rain) Oh yeah, let it rain.
Day in, day out, my tear stained face
Pressed against the window pane.
My eyes search the skies, desperately for rain.
'Cause raindrops will hide my teardrops.
And no one will ever know.
That I'm cryin'... cryin' when I go outside.
To the world outside my tears, I refuse to explain.
Oh, I wish it would rain. (Oh, how I wish that it would rain)
Let it rain, let it rain.
I need rain to disguise the tears in my eyes.
Oh, let it rain.
Oh, yeah, yeah listen.
I'm a man and I got my pride.
Give me rain or I'm gonna stay inside.
Let it rain.
(Let it rain)
(Let it (rain) (rain) (rain) rain, rain)