Walking in the Rain

Saturday, November 29, 2014

It may be hard to believe, but you’re the only one I need. It may be hard along the way, it’s this feeling I get when blue skies turn to grey. Feels like I’m walking in the rain, I find myself trying to wash away the pain, ‘cause I need you to give me some shelter, ‘cause I’m fading away, and I’m walking in the rain.” –A1, Walking in the Rain

Talking about songs of rain, there’s a beautiful Western song that unfortunately didn’t get a spotlight during its release back then. This ballad pop song is titled “Walking in the Rain”, performed by the English-Norwegian pop group, A1. This song was released on December 2nd 1999, as a part of their debut studio album, titled “Here We Come”.

"Here We Come" album cover by A1 - source: en.wikipedia.org


What does it feel like to walk in the rain? While being soaked in the wet, perhaps we would feel like we could hide away our tears. However, nothing could protect us from the coldness that seeping through our hearts. “Walking in the Rain” is a song about someone who’s longing for his/her past lover, realizing that they’ve lost the best one. “Sitting by the window, singing songs of love, wishing you were here because the memory’s not enough. Wear my mask in silence, pretending I’m alright, if you could see then you would be here standing by my side.” Since that person left them, everyday is raining for them. “Every single hour of every single day I need to cry, my eyes are dry, I’ve cried my tears away. Can’t help but remember how you made me feel, you dressed my soul and made me whole, you made my life complete.”
The hardest part of a breakup is facing the aftermath, indeed. Keep missing because the memories keep flooding. Keep longing because the memories aren’t enough. Keep feeling the emptiness as realizing that the person is the only one we need. Keep feeling the loneliness as realizing that person is the only one who could complete the hole in our lives. “It may be hard to believe, but you’re the only one I need. It may be hard along the way, it’s this feeling I get when blue skies turn to grey. Feels like I’m walking in the rain, I find myself trying to wash away the pain, ‘cause I need you to give me some shelter, ‘cause I’m fading away, and I’m walking in the rain.” We’re all alone now, but everything remains as memories now, and all over again, they make us feeling like we’re walking in the rain. “Of all we’ve said and done remains the memories of days when life was fun. But now when you are gone, I sit alone to watch the setting of the sun.”

A1 in 1999 - source: reveal.co.uk

“Walking in the Rain” was written by members of A1, Ben Adams and Christian Ingebrigtsen, and was produced by Steve Mac. As I’ve mentioned before, this song didn’t get a chance to shine back then, because A1 didn’t make it as one of their single. However, I love this song so much. It’s simple yet beautiful. Moreover, it sounds so rainy.

Of all we’ve said and done remains the memories of days when life was fun. But now when you are gone, I sit alone to watch the setting of the sun.” –A1, Walking in the Rain





“Sitting by the window, singing songs of love, wishing you were here because the memory’s not enough
Wear my mask in silence, pretending I’m alright, if you could see then you would be here standing by my side

It may be hard to believe but, girl, you’re the only one I need
It may be hard along the way, it’s this feeling I get when blue skies turn to grey

Feels like I’m walking in the rain, I find myself trying to wash away the pain
‘Cause I need you to give me some shelter, ‘cause I’m fading away
And, baby, I’m walking in the rain

Every single hour of every single day I need to cry, my eyes are dry, I’ve cried my tears away
Can’t help but remember how you made me feel, you dressed my soul and made me whole, you made my life complete

Of all we’ve said and done remains the memories of days when life was fun
But now when you are gone, I sit alone to watch the setting of the sun

I said, baby, I’m walking in the rain”

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