This song sounds like it's about a quirky but irresistible love interest - a girl who only sleeps when it's raining - but it has a much more sober meaning. Lead singer Rob Thomas wrote it about the time he spent caring for his mother when she was sick with cancer. Thomas was 12 years old when she got the disease, and she was given six months to live. She beat it, and by the time Rob was 17, she was healthy and he left home to set out on his own.
Megan - Tracy, CA