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Phil Collins: I Wish It Would Rain Down Meaning

Tagged: Rain [suggest]

Song Released: 1990


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I Wish It Would Rain Down Lyrics

You know I never meant to see you again
and I only passed by as a friend
All this time I stayed out of sight
I started wondering why

Now I, I wish it would rain down, down on me
Yes I wish it would rain, rain down on me now

You said you didn't...

  1. anonymous
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    Sep 7th report

    I think he meant with I wish it would rain down on me = like I'm so sorry and I want the world to end for me. Alfredo Leon English Teacher

  2. anonymous
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    Aug 9th report

    To me, this song talks about how you miss that person you hurt, whether intentionally or not…Perhaps a friend, significant other, relative…In my case, it was a very close relative I was trying to protect from things going on in my life, but, he chose to believe his version instead of trying to understand why I was trying to protect him…He hurt me deeply, but, I’m also very sorry if my actions hurt him, it never was intended to hurt him but rather protect his heart…I’m waiting for the day The Lord God Jesus heals both of our hearts…I grew up listening to Mr. Collins…Outstanding artist…

  3. anonymous
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    Feb 16th 2021 report

    He unintentionally hurt her in relationship, and regrets it and still loves her. With that, he really misses making love with her. I think the phrase in the song title has multiple meanings, but the one that I've not seen elsewhere before and which I believe to central for him regards the climatic moment of intercourse with her. Seems to me that 'rain[ing] down on him' could reference the feeling of the downpour a man might perceive upon his organ in the aftermath of the female orgasm. Along with all of the other bonding emotions that come along with a couple falling in love, I'd imagine it'd be pretty powerful for a man to know (biblically and without a doubt experientially) that he can bring his woman to orgasm. The evidence of this cannot be faked and based upon what occurs (for many, or at least for the very lucky) at the interior sites involved in coitus at that moment could indeed be described as being rained down upon. Likewise, all facets involved could also cause him to see her as his queen... in which case he could also be expressing the desire for her to once again reign down over him ;-).

  4. anonymous
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    Jan 22nd 2018 report

    He wants the cleansing rains to wash away his regrets about this failed relationship.
    A love so strong for another, that it will be with him till the day he dies.

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 14th 2011 report

    Has maybe come across an old flame, or friend whom they've had a falling out. And now he is filled with regret of what came to pass.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  6. anonymous
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    Jun 24th 2011 report

    He's calling to the man upstairs for help and guidance.


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