Lead singer Jon Oliva explained in Holland edition Aardschok/Metal Hammer
February 1990: "'Summer's Rain' gets deeper into the relationship between Timmy and his girlfriend from 'Mentally Yours
' (the previous track on Gutter Ballet
). Timmy already is twisted, but when he finds out that she's cheating on him he totally loses control. In the end, she leaves him and Timmy ends up in a mental institution. Like I said, totally made up, but these things happen all the time here in the States. By the way, the title of this song IS 'Summer's Rain' and not 'Stand Alone' like I've read in a couple of reviews. The record company made a mistake and put the wrong title on the tapes."
DeeTheWriter - Saint Petersburg, Russia Federation