Rod Stewart - Have You Ever Seen The Rain





Rod Stewart on his covers album Still the Same... Great Rock Classics of Our Time


"Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" is a song written by John Fogerty and released as a single in 1971 from the album Pendulum (1970) by roots rock group Creedence Clearwater Revival.

This song is John Fogerty's take on the imminent departure of his brother Tom from the band, and the overall tension in the group at a time when they should have been enjoying their success. The line, "I want to know - have you ever seen the rain comin' down on a sunny day?" refers to Tom leaving while CCR was at its commercial zenith. The flip side of this single, "Hey Tonight," is John reassuring the band that all would go well despite the adversity.







Lyrics


Someone told me long ago

There's a calm before the storm

I know

It's been comin' for some time

When it's over, so they say

It'll rain a sunny day

I know

Shinin' down like water


I want to know, have you ever seen the rain?

I want to know, have you ever seen the rain

Comin' 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

Till forever, on it goes

Through the circle, fast and slow

I know

It can't stop, I wonder


I want to know, have you ever seen the rain?

I want to know, have you ever seen the rain

Comin' down on a sunny day?


Yeah!


I want to know, have you ever seen the rain?

I want to know, have you ever seen the rain

Comin' down on a sunny day?




Songwriters: John Cameron Fogerty

Have You Ever Seen the Rain lyrics © The Bicycle Music Company









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