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Blind Melon – No Rain lyrics

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
Escape...... Escape...... 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 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

(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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    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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    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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    I thought I heard the lyrics "you know I like to keep my tea fully straine" oh dear. I thought it is about a person with mental illness and trying to keep the relationship and also explain what is happening to them everyday- how they feel, what they think etc with this illness. They trying to say that its not normal for someone to be like this but he/she is and this is what its like. He may even be talking about someone with Dementia or Alzheimers.
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    I never heard the line "keep my cheeks dry today" line correctly. I heard it as "keep my cheating strategy" which could have meant cheating on a romantic partner, cheating a business partner, cheating at gambling, or general dishonesty. "Not sane" could have been a sarcastic swipe at those who disagreed with him as if he were insane, or a hint at suffering genuine mental illness. Now that I know the "cheeks dry" line I see the sadness more but it removes the other intriguing implications around "cheating" since that word isn't even in there. But this song sure brings back memories of college for me, in the early 1990s. Wish we'd had internet resources then for looking up songs and discussing them. But so much was different then. The song always seemed plaintive and mournful, especially with teh quality of the singer's voice.
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    This song is like nirvana songs. Its meaning is hidden in what the sounds like more so than only the written lyrics. IE: Keep my cheeks dry today sounds like keep my teenage drive today. To me albeit possible that I have stuck my own life lessons into it means his lover and fav. Person in the world is not his girlfriend she is a cheater a player. He loves her with everything and depends on her presence for his happiness. Even tho she doesn't feel entirely the same. He knows it's not sane to obsess over her. But it's also not sane for her to look past him because one day she will be in his shoes she will be used up none she is using will feel the same about her and after he moves on and finds a true life partner. She will realize she was the one that wasn't sane. She didn't notice her soul mate. And their loss will echo thru their souls forever. This is a problem our society forces far to many beautiful relationships into. It's not sane.
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