Rain On Me - Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande

The Experience: Tragedy and ruin... How do you cope?
The Vibe: Strength. Lasting power.
The Topic: Pain. Suffering. Perseverance.
The Value: Perseverance.
The Tension: I'd rather be dry (I've suffered, and lost, and hurt) VS. But at least I'm alive (survival is worth the price).




Music video: Rain comes down in a dark apocalyptic city. With it comes nails. And knives. And tears. But Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande survive the pain. And celebrate the fact that at least they're alive.

The Meaning of Rain On Me: Rain means tears. Rain means pain. Rain is also numb to the pain in an attempt to survive - drunk is the opposite of dry: rather be dry but at least I'm alive. Rain On Me is a celebration - hands up to the sky. But it's a celebration of surviving, not thriving - I never asked for the rainfall, for misery. You didn't want to lose your innocence: no one's innocent, oh but we try. It's a celebration of the fact that you're not dead and gone yet. So bring the pain if it means you're still standing: at least I'm alive.

Ask yourself: Who do you dream for? And how much are you willing to sacrifice for that dream?

Album: Chromatica (2020)

LYRICS:


[Lady Gaga]
I didn't ask for a free ride
I only asked you to show me a real good time
I never asked for the rainfall
At least I showed up, you showed me nothing at all

It's coming down on me
Water like misery
It's coming down on me
I'm ready, rain on me

I'd rather be dry, but at least I'm alive
Rain on me, rain, rain
Rain on me, rain, rain
I'd rather be dry, but at least I'm alive
Rain on me, rain, rain
RAIN. ON. ME.

Rain on me
Rain on me

[Ariana Grande] Living in a world where no one's innocent
Oh, but at least we try
Gotta live my truth, not keep it bottled in
So I don't lose my mind
Baby, yeah

[Ariana Grande] (Lady Gaga) I can feel it on my skin
(It's coming down on me)
Teardrops on my face
(Water like misery)
Let it wash away my sins
(It's coming down on me)
Let it wash away

[together] I'd rather be dry, but at least I'm alive
Rain on me, rain, rain
Rain on me, rain, rain
I'd rather be dry, but at least I'm alive
Rain on me, rain, rain
RAIN. ON. ME.

Rain on me
Rain on me
Oh yeah, yeah
Rain on me, ooh yeah
Rain on me
Rain on me

Hands up to the sky
I'll be your galaxy, I'm about to fly
Rain on me, tsunami
Hands up to the sky
I'll be your galaxy, I'm about to fly
RAIN. ON. ME.

I'd rather be dry, but at least I'm alive
Rain on me, rain, rain
Rain on me, rain, rain
I'd rather be dry, but at least I'm alive
Rain on me, rain, rain
RAIN. ON. ME.

I hear the thunder coming down, won't you rain on me?
Rain on me
I hear the thunder coming down, won't you rain on me?
RAIN. ON. ME.

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