I hate the rain.
I hate getting wet, getting my feet wet, staying wet.
I don’t like to carry an umbrella, though I love pretty umbrella and almost collect uniquely-designed ones.
I hate the floods, the heavy traffic that ensues.
I hate the gloom and black cloud feeling the rains bring with it.
On the other hand, the rain, when it is not causing actual physical deluge and tragedy, makes for an ideal setting for romantification.
That is why I love songs about rain. Including the gloomy, black-cloud feelings that go perfectly with wallowing in my imagined sorrows.
In A Little Fall of Rain, Eponine, in her last breaths, is finally able to get some love and attention from Marius.
BJ Thomas won’t be pulled down in spite of Raindrops keep falling on my head.
The Apo Hiking Society’s Pumapatak na naman ang ulan describes perfectly what I do when stuck inside the house because of rain – mundane nothings.
Norah Jones’s Rain goes:
sometimes a hurt is so deep deep deep
You think that you’re gonna drown
Sometimes all I can do is weep weep weep
With all this rain falling down
Strange how hard it rains now
Rows and rows of big dark clouds
When I’m holding on underneath this shroud
So ouchie, right?! The words just pierce through your heart.
Cayabyab says buhos na ulan aking mundo’y lunuring tuluyan, goes his poignant irony for the fiery passion he feels for the object of his affection.
While we’re at it, Yiruma’s Kiss the Rain piano cover is a perfect foreground for emoting, with raindrops tapping on your roof as background percussion.
Sometimes I hate the melancholy that the rain brings.
But, sometimes wallowing in that feeling of melancholy is my guilty pleasure. And with rain songs, I get to wallow without having the awful, awful consequences of actual rain.
Does any one else feel the same way, I wonder? What’s your favorite rain song?