The Temptations - I Wish It Would Rain





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Published on Jan 12, 2010

I hope YouTube doesn't remove this version. Please YouTube I posted this video to COMMENT on how great this song is with no expecations of anything. Yes, I am CRITICIZING YouTube for their actions on other videos that have been removed but also am TEACHING, I hope, that music should not be censored by greed in this forum of us little people and "et al". This version is cut from another YouTuber' video, thanks to the original poster.

This song was written by Roger Penzabene. His first song in the trilogy was "You're My Everything", written as a testament to his love for his wife. After learning of her cheating he was heartbroken. He then wrote "I Wish It Would Rain' describing his pain, then finally "I Could Never Love Another" to finish the trilogy of how he felt.

Unable to handle the extreme pain and unwilling to leave his wife, he wrote the last two songs as personal statements to her, publicizing the pain she caused him. After both songs were completed and recorded, tragically Roger committed suicide.

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Sunshine, blue sky, please go away,
My girl has found another, and gone away
With her went my future, my life is filled with gloom,
So day after day, I stay locked up in my room

I know to you it might sound strange,
But I wish it would rain (oh how I wish that it would rain)
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah

Hurt so badly
I wanna go outside (such a lovely day)
Everyone knows that a man ain't supposed to cry
Listen, I got to cry, cuz crying, just,
Eaaessee the pain, oh yeah
To the world outside my tears, I refuse to explain
I just wish it would rain (oh how i wish that it would rain)
Oh let it rain, rain, rain, rain (oh how i wish that it would rain)
Ooooooh baby
Let it rain (rain, rain)
Oh yeah, let it rain

Day in day out, my tear stained face
Pressed against my window pane
My eyes search the skies, well, desperately for rain
Cause rain drops will hide my teardrops and no one will ever know
That I'm crying (crying) crying (crying)
When I go outside

To the world outside my tears I refuse to explain,
I wish it would rain (oh how I wish that it would rain)
Rain, rain, rain (oh how I wish that it would rain)
ooooh baby

Let it rain
I need rain to disguise the tears in my eyes
Yeah, You know I'm a man, I ain't got no pride,
Til it rains, I'm gonna stay inside,
Let it rain, Let it rain
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...
Oh how I wish that it would rain...

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