Weekly Song: No Rain
This is the song. The music video has the little girl in the bumblebee outfit.
This song is such an easy listen. It's about persevering, even when you are pushed down. The lead would play it for change on the Venice Beach boardwalk for over a year before it was produced and became a hit. It was the biggest single from Blind Melon.
"The song is about not being able to get out of bed and find excuses to face the day when you have really, in a way, nothing. It was like rock bottom. I wasn't even on drugs or drinking. It was just tough. It was just a tough point in my life."
And the cool thing about that song? I think a lot of people interpret those lyrics properly and can connect with the sentiment of when "I don't understand why I sleep all day and I start to complain that there's no rain." It's translation is akin to "I'd rather it be raining so I can justify myself by laying in the bed and not doing anything. But it's a sunny day, so go out and face it."
No Rain by Blind Melon
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
And it rips my life away, but it's a great escape
Escape, escape, escape
All I can say is that my life is pretty plain
You don't like my point of view and I'm insane
It's not sane, it's not sane