Here Comes the Rain

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"Here Comes the Rain"
Here Comes the Rain cover
Album track by Weezer
Album OK Human
Released January 29, 2021
Recorded 2019/2020
Length 2:27
Label Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer Jake Sinclair
Status Released
OK Human track listing
"Everything Happens for a Reason"
(10)
"Here Comes the Rain"
(11)
"La Brea Tar Pits"
(12)

"Here Comes the Rain" (possibly formerly titled "Reddit") is the eleventh track on OK Human.

Appearances

Overview

Rivers Cuomo is alleged to have first mentioned the song's title via Riverchat in August 2020. The song was added to the list of known songs in the Riverpedia entry for OK Human, and was thereafter presumed confirmed due to all edits being approved by Cuomo. The song's existence was further confirmed when demos of the song were listed on the riverscuomo.com demo storefront.

During an interview with The Los Angeles Times[1], Rivers revealed that the song was originally written for his friend, controversial author, philosopher, and podcast host Sam Harris.

"I felt like I have more experience dealing with the internet and trolls because all that arose right when we were making our most controversial records.
I wanted to explain to Sam how to not get sucked into it."

Cuomo also revealed the chorus originally featured the line: "Don't go on Reddit". A song with the title "Reddit" from 2018 was previously listed as dummy data on the demo storefront on riverscuomo.com in 2020.

Known demo recordings

Rivers Cuomo @116_2015_2_16_12_49_50.mp3 February 16, 2015 1:24 Alone XII: The White Year "Here Comes the Rain" vocal bridge melody
Rivers Cuomo Feet on the Ground.mp3 ? 0:42 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years "Here Comes the Rain" chorus melody
Rivers Cuomo feet_on_the_ground.mp3 ? 9:32 Alone XII: The White Year "Here Comes the Rain" chorus melody

Audio

Lyrics

Drops of water flood, cascading from the sky
And it streaks my windshield, whoa whoa
The thunder roars, I open up the door

My umbrella makes me look just like the Morton girl
Splish-splish-splash, whoa whoa
Taken alive walking down the road

Here comes the rain
Oh, it's gonna wash all my troubles away
Here comes the rain
Oh, it's gonna wash all my troubles away

I got dirty, just another punk that bit the dust
In the mirror I could not recognize myself
The person I'd become

But here comes the rain
Oh, it's gonna wash all my troubles away
Here comes the rain
Oh, it's gonna wash all my troubles away

We're on the way to paradise
Did you hear the news?
The universe will give you more
Of what you pay attention to

Oh, it's gonna wash all my troubles away
Here comes the rain
Oh, it's gonna wash all my troubles away

See also

References

  1. Wood, Mikael. "It’s not ‘Pinkerton.’ But Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo gets pretty emo on ‘OK Human’ " Los Angeles Times, 26 January 2021, https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2021-01-26/weezer-rivers-cuomo-ok-human