In the Rain

SONG COMPOSERS, LYRICS AND BACKGROUND

LYRICS

There is such confusion in my mind
To play your illusion is so unkind
I didn’t know who you were this afternoon
You said that it didn’t matter and I’ll see you soon

Standing here in the rain
Maybe the weather will change again
Change again or stay the bleedin’ same

How I met you in the first place I’ll never know
But now I think that I know you you’re telling me to go
You said you’d be back told me to wait here just in case
But then you never arrived and I’m waiting outside your place

There is such confusion in my mind
To play your illusion is so unkind
I didn’t know who you were this afternoon
You said you said that doesn’t matter I’ll see you soon

Standing here in the rain
Maybe the weather will change again
Change again or stay the bleedin’ same
Shame

COMPOSERS

ComposerRole
Graham McPherson Music & Words
Mike Barson Musical or Lyrical Contribution
Chris Foreman Musical or Lyrical Contribution
Lee Thompson Musical or Lyrical Contribution
Daniel Woodgate Musical or Lyrical Contribution
Mark Bedford Musical or Lyrical Contribution
Cathal Smyth Musical or Lyrical Contribution

BACKGROUND

‘In The Rain’ was initially relegated to the 12-inch single of ‘My Girl‘ as an ‘otherwise unavailble track’ but was an overlooked gem, ‘In The Rain’, which shared much of the same air of pathos as the A-side with its tale of being jilted on a date, perhaps accentuated by the fact that Suggs sounded particularly sorry for himself because he was suffering from a cold. Recorded at London’s Basing Street Studios shortly after their first trip to America, its spacious production – awash with studio effects – sounded like a definite step forward, which explains why it was subsequently included on Madness’s second album, Absolutely.

References

RepresentationCompanyNotes
Publisher Nutty Sounds Ltd.
Publisher Warner Chappell Music Ltd.

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ReferenceSource
madness.co.uk Website
House of Fun: The Story of Madness (John Reed) Book