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Have You Ever Seen the Rain
Song

Have You Ever Seen the Rain

Creedence Clearwater Revival
Album:
Pendulum

Song Meaning and Background of Have You Ever Seen the Rain? by Creedence Clearwater Revival


According to John Fogerty, the song is about internal conflicts within Creedence Clearwater Revival and his brother Tom Fogerty's impending resignation from the group.


The band's sentiments of anxiety and despair during the height of their fame and financial success, according to Fogerty, inspired the phrase "Have you ever seen the rain, coming down on a sunny day?" in an interview with American Songwriter.


The chorus "Have you ever seen the rain, comin' down on a sunny day?" and the line "It'll rain a sunny day" are two examples of how the song describes a sunshower. Because of the effects of localised air wind shear, these phenomena are especially frequent in the Deep South.


Lyrics of Have You Ever Seen the Rain? by Creedence Clearwater Revival


Someone told me long ago

There's a calm before the storm

I know, it's been coming for some time

When it's over, so they say

It'll rain a sunny day

I know, shining down like water

 

I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain?

I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain?

Coming down on a sunny day

 

Yesterday, and days before

Sun is cold and rain is hard

I know, been that way for all my time

'Til forever, on it goes

Through the circle, fast and slow

I know, it can't stop, I wonder

 

I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain?

I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain?

Coming down on a sunny day

 

Yeah!

 

I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain?

I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain?

Coming down on a sunny day

Release Date

1971

Songwriter/s

John Fogerty

Producer/s

John Fogerty

Label/s

Fantasy

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