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"When it Rains" is the fifth track off of Paramore's second album Riot!.

                                                                                                                                                                                    

Background[]

The song "When It Rains" is about the mind state of someone who committed suicide due to depression and is based off of a friend of Hayley Williams who committed suicide.

In a webcam chat the band said

"‘When It Rains’ is about essentially the same thing that like, for a pessimist is about when, like, someone lets you down because they’re letting themselves down, or something, or they’re not trying."

Audio[]

Paramore_-_When_It_Rains_(Official_Audio)

Paramore - When It Rains (Official Audio)

Lyrics[]

And when it rains,
On this side of town it touches, everything.
Just say it again and mean it.
We don't miss a thing.
You made yourself a bed
At the bottom of the blackest hole (blackest hole)
And convinced yourself that
It's not the reason you don't see the sun anymore

And no, oh, how could you do it?
Oh I, I never saw it coming.
No, oh, I need the ending.
So why can't you stay
Just long enough to explain?

And when it rains,
Will you always find an escape?
Just running away,
From all of the ones who love you,
From everything.
You made yourself a bed
At the bottom of the blackest hole (blackest hole)
And you'll sleep 'til May
And you'll say that you don't want to see the sun anymore

And no, oh, how could you do it?
Oh I, I never saw it coming.
And no, oh, I need the ending.
So why can't you stay just long enough to explain?

Take your time.
Take my time.

Take these chances to turn it around. (take your time)
Take these chances, we'll make it somehow
And take these chances to turn it around. (take my...)
Just turn it around.

No, how could you do it?
Oh I, I never saw it coming.
No, oh, how could you do it?
Oh I, I never saw it coming.
No, oh, how could you do it?
Oh I, I never saw it coming.
No, oh I need an ending.
So why can't you stay
Just long enough to explain?

You can take your time, take my time.

Personnel[]

Paramore

Additional Musicians

  • Sebastian Davin - Piano

Streaming[]


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Riot!

Live in the UK 2008

The Final Riot!

Let the Flames Begin "Let the Flames Begin" "When It Rains" "My Heart" My Heart

Alive in Europe

Daydreaming "Daydreaming" "When It Rains" "Last Hope" Last Hope
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Riot!

Paramore

Songs For a Pessimist, I'm Pretty OptimisticThat's What You GetHallelujahMisery BusinessWhen It RainsLet the Flames BeginMiracleCrushcrushcrushWe Are BrokenFencesBorn for This
Bonus Tracks When It Rains (Demo Version)Misery Business (Acoustic)TemporaryDecoyMy HeroStop This Song (Lovesick Melody)Rewind
Members Hayley WilliamsJosh FarroJeremy DavisZac Farro
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Live in the UK 2008

Paramore

Songs For a Pessimist, I'm Pretty OptimisticBorn for ThisEmergencyNever Let This GoFencesLet the Flames BeginWhen It RainsCrushcrushcrushPressureHere We Go AgainThat's What You GetMy HeartDecoyMisery Business
Members Hayley WilliamsJosh FarroTaylor YorkJeremy DavisZac Farro
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The Final Riot!

Paramore

Songs Born for ThisThat's What You GetHere We Go AgainFencesCrushcrushcrushLet the Flames BeginWhen It RainsMy HeartDecoyPressureFor a Pessimist, I'm Pretty OptimisticWe Are BrokenEmergencyHallelujahMisery Business
Members Hayley WilliamsJosh FarroTaylor YorkJeremy DavisZac Farro
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Alive In Europe

Paramore

Songs Fast In My CarThat's What You GetDecodeIgnoranceNowDaydreamingWhen It RainsLast HopeInterlude: HolidayCrushcrushcrushAin't It FunThe Only ExceptionIn the MourningPressureMisery BusinessStill Into You
Members Hayley WilliamsTaylor YorkJeremy Davis
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Studio Albums
All We Know is FallingRiot!Brand New Eyes
ParamoreAfter Laughter
EP's
The Summer Tic EPThe Only Exception EPSingles Club
The Holiday SessionsAin't It Fun RemixesThe B-Sides
Live Albums
Live in the UK 2008The Final Riot!MTV Unplugged
2010 Summer Tour EPAlive In Europe
Solo
Hayley Williams: Petals for ArmorPetals for Armor IPetals for Armor IIPetals for Armor IIIPetals for Armor: Self-SerenadesFLOWERS for VASES / descansos
Zac Farro: HalfNoise EPVolcano CroweSudden FeelingThe Velvet Face EPFlowerss EPNatural DisguiseZafari EPMotif
Josh Farro: Walkways
Others
Song ListList of Paramore's SongsFueled By Ramen (Label)
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