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The setting for the song is a front porch of a Georgia coastal home during a summer thunderstorm. The song is written in the first person with the individual reminiscing and expressing his isolation and loneliness resulting from a recent divorce.
Story Behind the Song
Doug lived in coastal Georgia for several years and felt that it would be a great setting for the song.
Something 'Bout the Rain
Lyrics: Doug McCulley
Arrangement: Thomas E. McCue
They used to call us childhood sweethearts, they called us lovesick fools,
But now the friends don't seem to call me since our divorce came through.
Can't rightly say that I would blame them, I haven't been much company
I spend every day the same old way on fire with memories.
Now that old Georgia breeze is blowin', I can hear the shrimp boats pulling in.
They know a storm's a-coming up, summer monsoon rains again.
But across the distant marshes I can see the cloudburst start,
Another rain to ease my pain and cure this aching heart.
Because there's something 'bout the rain that falls against my window,
It can wash away the way things used to be.
And there's something 'bout the rain, like falling tears upon my pillow
That drowns the last of your old memory, it's something 'bout the rain.
Now I sit out on the front porch as the clouds come rolling in.
It's pouring down around me but it feels like an old friend.
I never thought I'd pray for thunderclouds to turn the skies to gray,
But now I need the rain to douse this flame before it burns my heart away.
Something 'bout the rain.
© Copyright 1999 Doug McCulley, Thomas E. McCue All Rights Reserved
Country - Contemporary, Pop - General
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
2000 and later
||Doug McCulley, Tom McCue
||Doug McCulley (lead vocalist), Tom McCue (backup vocals & music)