Lead singer Ian Astbury has said that this song is purely about sex. The lyrics are certainly full of innuendo: "Hot sticky scenes you know what I mean, like a desert sun that burns my skin. I've been waiting for her so long, open the sky and let her come down."
Released as the first single from Love ("She Sells Sanctuary" was released before Love was even finished), it became a monster of a tune, with guitarist Billy Duffy's infamous D drone melody plowing it straight into the UK charts. It has been played on almost every Cult tour since its release.
In November 1989, during a concert at Wembley Arena in London, Astbury said after the band finished this song: "So you like that one?" After the audience cheered, Astbury responded: "Personally, I don't."
This features on the album, Live Cult, which was recorded live at the Marquee Club, London on November 27, 1991.
A remix, "(Here Comes The) Rain," is available on the out of print Love Mixes and the limited edition box set Rare Cult. Said remix also features in the 1986 Italian horror film, Dèmoni 2.
Carla Thomas became the first woman to achieve a Top 10 hit on the Hot 100 with a song she wrote herself when "Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)" reached the chart's top tier in 1961. Thomas was just 16-years-old when she penned it.