“Creedence Clearwater Revival – Have You Ever Seen The Rain with Lyrics “

17 Oct


Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” is a song written by John Fogerty and released as a single in 1971 from the album Pendulum (1970) by roots rock group Creedence Clearwater Revival. The song charted highest in Canada, reaching number one on the RPM 100 national album chart in March 1971. In the U.S., it peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the same year. On Cash Box pop chart, it peaked at number three. Billboard co-listed the b-side “Hey Tonight”. In the UK, it reached number 36. It was the group’s eighth gold-selling single.[1]

Some have speculated that the song’s lyrics are referencing the Vietnam War, with the “rain” being a metaphor for bombs falling from the sky.[2] In his review of the song for Allmusic website, Mark Deming suggests that the song is about the idealism of the 1960s and about it fading in the wake of events such as the Altamont Free Concert and the Kent State shootings and that Fogerty is saying that the same issues of the ’60s still existed in the 1970s but that people were no longer fighting for them.[3] However, Fogerty himself has said in interviews and prior to playing the song in concert that the song is about rising tension within CCR and the imminent departure of his brother Tom from the band.[4] In an interview, Fogerty stated that the song was written about the fact that they were on the top of the charts, and had surpassed all of their wildest expectations of fame and fortune. They were rich and famous, but somehow all members of the band at the time were depressed and unhappy. Thus the line “Have you ever seen the rain, coming down on a sunny day.” The band split in October the following year after the release of the album Mardi Gras.



7 responses to ““Creedence Clearwater Revival – Have You Ever Seen The Rain with Lyrics “

  1. Jonathan Caswell

    December 4, 2015 at 12:45 am

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    A CLASSIC!!! :)

    Liked by 1 person

  2. vickigoodwin

    October 5, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    This is my favorite CCr song.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. gunnardeckare

    October 17, 2016 at 9:19 am

    This is true rock and roll!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. America On Coffee

    October 17, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Thumbs Up!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. goldenbrodie

    October 20, 2016 at 9:38 am

    I’m a follower now🐾🐾❀️

    Liked by 1 person

  6. deborahanndykeman

    October 31, 2017 at 8:55 am

    This was always one of my favorites from this group. It was great to read the background story on it. I never knew that John Fogerty was such a prolific song writer.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. America On Coffee

    October 31, 2017 at 8:58 am

    These guys always stirred up a concert. Amazing conrardie and talenthere!πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ‘β˜•πŸŽ΅πŸŽ΅

    Liked by 1 person


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