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Lyrics: No Rain


Recorded at: London Bridge Studio, Seattle (Feb - June 1992)
Released as a single on June 12, 1993
Highest Billboard Pop Singles Chart Position: #20 
Highest Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart Position: #1
Highest Billboard Modern Rock Chart Position: #1

 

All I can say is that my life is pretty plain
I like watchiní the puddles gather rain
And all I can do is just pour some tea for two
and speak my point of view
But itís not sane, Itís not sane
I just want some one to say to me
Iíll always be there when you wake
Ya know Iíd like to keep my cheeks dry today
So stay with me and Iíll have it made
And I donít understand why I sleep all day
And I start to complain that thereís no rain
And all I can do is read a book to stay awake
It rips my life away, but itís a great escape
escape, escape
All I can say is that my life is pretty plain
ya donít like my point of view
ya think Iím insane
Its not sane, itís not sane
I just want someone to say to me
Iíll always be there when you wake
Ya know Iíd like to keep my cheeks dry today
so stay with me and Iíll have it made

 

"None of us think it's the best song on the album, it was just one of the songs I had on a cassette somewhere...It's out lightest song, but it's like our mascot song!..."
 
       "I think it's like, the big field has been plowed and we're going to plan our seeds for real now."
Brad Smith (Circus Magazine Nov 1993)

 Brad Smith had written this song about his codependency with a messed up ex-girlfriend.
ďShe had a hard time with depression,Ē he explains. ďI was telling myself that I was writing it about her: how fucked up she could be, but how intelligent she was and why she was so unhappy and how much she needed me to be happy. And I realized I was writing it about myself at the same time. I needed her just as much.Ē He called the song 'No Rain' because ďshe would sleep even when it was sunny outside and sheíd complain that there wouldnít be any rain, because that would give her an excuse to stay in.Ē Itís strange for Brad that people think itís about ďthis cute Bee Girl being accepted.Ē Although, he says, thatís not the worst. Some people think they wrote it for the flood victims!
Brad Smith (Details Magazine Nov 1993)

 

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