Lyrics by Brad Smith
Music by Blind Melon

A lot of people don't realize that this song is about a co-dependent relationship that Smith had with an ex-girlfriend.

From Blind Melon's Brad Smith:

"She had a hard time with depression. I was telling myself that I was writing it about her: how fucked up she could be, but how intelligent she was and why she was so unhappy and how much she needed me to be happy. And I realized I was writing it about myself at the same time. I needed her just as much.

"She would sleep even when it was sunny outside and she'd complain that there wouldn't be any rain, because that would give her an excuse to stay in.

"None of us think it's the best song on the album. It was just one of the songs I had on a cassette somewhere...It's our lightest song- this lame song about codependecy- but it's like our mascot song!"

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From Shannon Hoon:

"Brad is the one who wrote this song, and the rest of us would like to kill him for that now.

"A lot of people have asked us if the commercial success of 'No Rain' has changed what we put into our second album. The answer is, it has changed what we could afford to spend on our second album."

From Nico liner notes

All I can say is that my life is pretty plain,
And I like watching the puddles gather rain.
All I can do is just pour some tea for two,
And speak my point of view, but it's not sane.

It's not sane.

I just want someone to say to me,
"I'll always be there when you wake."
You know I'd like to keep my cheeks dry today,
So stay with me and I'll have it made.

And I don't understand why I sleep all day,
And I start to complain that there's no rain.
And all I can do is read a book to stay awake.
It rips my life away, but it's a great espcape.

Escape.

Escape.

All I can say is that my life is pretty plain.
You don't like my point of view,
You think that I'm insane.

It's not sane.

It's not sane.

I just want someone to say to me,
"I'll always be there when you wake."
You know I'd like to keep my cheeks dry today,
So stay with me and I'll have it made.

Oh, and I'll have it made.
Ooh, and I'll have it made.
Oh, no, no.
You know I'm really gonna, really gonna have it made.

I'll have it made.
I'll have it made.
I'll have it made.
I'll have it made.

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Revenge is nothing more than another way of perpetuating abuse.

What the world needs now
Is some new words of wisdom
Like la la la la la la la la la.
-David Lowery

Having a friend who will keep a secret for you is worthless compared to a friend who won't keep a secret from you.