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All I can say is that my life is pretty plain
I like watchin' the puddles gather rain

And all I can do is just pour some tea for two
And speak my point of view
But it's not sane, It's not sane

I just want someone to say to me oh,oh, oh, oh
I'll always be there when you wake yea, yea
Ya know I'd like to keep my cheeks dry today
So stay with me and I'll have it made

And I don't understand why I sleep all day
And I start to complain that there's no rain

And all I can do is read a book to stay awake
And it rips my life away, but it's a great escape

All I can say is that my life is pretty plain
Ya don't like my point of view
Ya think I'm insane
Its not's not sane.

I just want someone to say to me oh, oh, oh, oh
I'll always be there when you wake yea, yea
Ya know I'd like to keep my cheeks dry today
So stay with me and I'll have it made

(I'll have it made
I'll have it made
You know we're really gonna, really gonna have it made
Gonna have it made
Ahhh,ahhh, ahhh, ahhh)

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    UnregisteredDec 23, 2013 at 3:14 pm
    The lyrics of this song resonate strongly with the lyrics of 'Change' too.. No Rain has a hint of depression in it from being misunderstood. The upbeat and style of lyrics counter-balance that almost immediately. Watch the video. They are playing in a field, with a bee that cant find any of its friends. Shannon Hoon feels like no one understands his point of view, to the point of thinking he is insane. But truth is he just isn't around people who understand him. IE at the end of the video when the Bee finds other bees its as happy as a Bee can be!
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    UnregisteredJan 26, 2012 at 5:21 am
    In the depths of an unwelcome and lonely depression, a man may fantasize about the possibility of his former lover's return. These little moments are as close to happiness as he can get at that moment. Nothing really seems worth doing in the meantime, hence the drab visuals. "i'd like to keep my cheeks dry today, so stay with me and we'll have it made" says it all. A sad man trying to be happy, a sad song trying to be happy. Very human, very accurate, very beautiful. --only human
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    UnregisteredAug 8, 2012 at 7:54 pm
    He is speaking of a lazy life yet, his point of view is not "sane. " maybe he is a rebel wanting to break free of the social bonds which seek to confine him and the pressures placed on males to perform and be providers. When financial needs are not meet pressure is placed on relationships hence the lyrics "i'd like to keep my cheeks dry today. " maybe he is suffering from the cruel reality of life.
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    UnregisteredJul 16, 2012 at 8:20 pm
    Ultimately, i think the is about hope, not drugs. Yes the singer/bass player or whoever is credited with writing the song was depressed, still because the music is up beat, it seems that the focus was the light at the end of the tunnel, not the tunnel. ~ btw, my band is covering this song. R. I. P. Shawn.
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    UnregisteredJul 14, 2012 at 9:54 pm
    I think he is trying to say his life is just not of the ordinary and he likes to make his point in life but no one understand what he is trying to say and people thing of him as a crazy person , and he wants people not to make fun of him for what he belives and he is saying i wont cry today even people make fun of me by the way he fells along he wants some one to stay close and make him belive he is not insane.

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