Long as I remember
The rain been comin’ down.
Clouds of myst’ry pourin’
Confusion on the ground.
Good men through the ages
Tried to find the sun;
And I wonder, still I wonder,
Who’ll stop the rain.
Powerful lyrics from one of my favorite songs of all-time…
I heard this song many times as a kid; My mom had a cool collection of Creedence Clearwater Revival. 45’s, albums, and eight tracks. (If you’re under 40, you have no idea)
I heard “Who’ll Stop the Rain” in Timboo’s, on the Parkside, in someone’s basement…shit I think I even heard it in McBears and the Windsor Pub?
It wasn’t until this morning that I pulled up the lyrics on the internet. Remember when you had to listen to a song a million times to learn the lyrics? I’d play it over and over until I got the words right. Down at the record shop on 5th avenue they sold textbook-sized books with lyrics in them. I once bought a Rolling Stones book to learn all of Mick’s jams. (See, I did actually open a text-book as a teen).
I always loved the sound of the music from this song; loved the flow. After finally reading the lyrics, I have a new perspective.
I miss rock and roll from the 70’s.