The death of a friend or loved one can sit with you like a dark cloud for months or much longer. As you wait for the sadness to lift, you may feel the need to simply retreat from the world through. Timothy Carnahan, author and songwriter, composed the piece “Don’t Let the Rain Fall”, for a friend that passed away too early in life. There are few things more tragic as a person who has died before their time. Dying young seems to violate the natural order of the universe.
The passing of a loved one opens a floodgate of emotions that can be hard to process. Some of us grieve immediately, while others take a while before they can accept the death of their loved one. Filled with bittersweet longing as well as hope, the song features a grieving female narrator who asks: “Don’t let the rain fall on me. Don’t let the sun come down. Don’t let this cloud surround me. Make this star clear now.”
The thing about grieving for someone who died is that you can’t just wake up one day and be over it. It takes millions of little steps to finally come to terms with losing someone you love. “Don’t Let the Rain Fall” is a song that embodies that feeling. The track is built on a dominant and picked acoustic guitar sound, while the female vocals is poignant and ethereal in its execution. It’s a heartfelt song that is touching but never over melodramatic.
When you strip down songwriting to its most essential subjects, you’re usually left with stories about love, about death, or about sad events. These are the songs that strike the deepest emotional chords with listeners. “Don’t Let the Rain Fall” by Timothy Carnahan falls squarely into this group. The song is sung in simple melodic terms, which makes the poetic lyrics all the more meaningful.
The subject matter of “Don’t Let the Rain Fall” is nothing that anybody ever wants to talk about. But at one point or another, it’s something that every person with a heart has to deal with. Timothy Carnahan has dealt with it in the best way possible he knows, writing and expressing his feelings.
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