Just the Rain

Album: Life as We Know It (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • Lead singer Richie McDonald was back with Lonestar for their album Life as We Know It after taking a few years off from his frontman duties. He wrote this song with the Nashville singer/songwriter Jeremy Bussey, and Richie says it's one of his favorites from the album. He told us the story behind the song: "Jeremy came in one day over at my house and he goes, 'Man, I've got this idea about when I go back home to Alabama, I drive by my grandparents' house and I just sit there in the front and I sit in my truck and I just look at that front porch and those rocking chairs are still up there. I can still see them there. I see them like it was yesterday. I've got this idea called 'Just the Rain.'' And that's what it talks about - people drop by and see this guy sitting on the front porch and they think he's crazy. And when it starts raining they think it's the rain, but he thinks it's tears.

    I love what that song says, and I think a lot of people can relate to it. So many people have lost someone, and if it starts raining, they might think, hey, those are teardrops."

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