New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Click the blue-colored lyrics to read explanations.
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

Chocolate Rain
Some stay dry and others feel the pain
Chocolate Rain
A baby born will die before the sin

Chocolate Rain
The school books say it can't be here again
Chocolate Rain
The prisons make you wonder where it went

Chocolate Rain
Build a tent and say the world as dry
Chocolate Rain
Zoom the camera out and see the light

Chocolate Rain
Forecast to be falling yesterday
Chocolate Rain
Only in the past is what they say

Chocolate Rain
Raised your neighborhood insurance rates
Chocolate Rain
Makes us happy 'livin in a gay

Chocolate Rain
Made me cross the street the other day
Chocolate Rain
Made you turn your head the other way

(Chorus)
Chocolate Rain
History quickly crashing through your veins
Chocolate Rain
Using you to fall back down again
[Repeat]

Chocolate Rain
Seldom mentioned on the radio
Chocolate Rain
It's the fear your leaders car control

Chocolate Rain
Worse than swearing, worse than calling names
Chocolate Rain
Say it publicly, and you're insane

Chocolate Rain
No one wants to hear about it now
Chocolate Rain
Wish real hard it goes away somehow

Chocolate Rain
Makes the best of friends begin to fight
Chocolate Rain
But did they know each other in the light?

Chocolate Rain
Every February washed away
Chocolate Rain
Stays behind as colors celebrate

Chocolate Rain
The same crime has a higher price to pay
Chocolate Rain
The judge and jury swear it's not in the face

(Chorus)

Chocolate Rain
Dirty secrets of economy
Chocolate Rain
Turns that body into GDP

Chocolate Rain
The bell curve blames the baby's DNA
Chocolate Rain
But test scores are how much the parents made

Chocolate Rain
Flippin' cars in France the other night
Chocolate Rain
Cleans the sewers out beneath Mumbai

Chocolate Rain
'Cross the world and back it's all the same
Chocolate Rain
Angels cry and shake their heads in shame

Chocolate Rain
Lifts the ark of paradise in sin
Chocolate Rain
Which part do you think you're 'livin in?

Chocolate Rain
More than marchin' more than past and law
Chocolate Rain
Remake how we got to where we are

(Chorus)



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/t/tay_zonday/chocolate_rain.html

Correct | Due to the difficulties with automatic merging of existing explanations and users' corrections we've disabled this function for a while. If you've found any mistake, use "Report" form. Sorry for the inconvience. Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeaningsPost my meaning

  • g
    +11
    GlassciderSep 7, 2008 at 10:15 pm
    Man. Tay Zonday even said in an interview that it's about deep racism. Even though everything is "Supposed" to be equal, there's still racism around. Black History Month is February (every February washed away). Every line means something about how racism is still alive and well, but hiding. "Raised your neighborhood insurance rates" is referring to economic racism. It's all there, throughout the song.
    And this song is not racist at all. The guy is only trying to show how there still is racism in the world.
  • U
    +2
    UnregisteredMar 21, 2012 at 11:39 pm
    Once, in an african village, a native man walks up to a missionary with a look of fury on his face.
    "my wife gave birth today," the native growled, "and the baby is white! And you're the only white person within 100 miles of here! "
    The missionary glanced around guiltily for a moment but quickly regained his composure.
    "look at those goats over there," the missionary said, pointing at the village's livestock. "all of them are white, except for that black one over there! Sometimes nature works in mysterious ways. "
    The native's eyes widened, and he nodded at the missionary. "i understand, sir. I'll stop talking about the white baby... " and here his voice dropped to a whisper. "... And you stop talking about the black goat. "
  • U
    +2
    UnregisteredJan 2, 2012 at 7:27 pm
    The meaning to chocolate rain is that there is rain and the rain is chocolate. Rain being water falling from the sky, but in this case, it is not water that is falling, but rather chocolate. Chocolate being a delicious snack eaten all over the world. So given these definitions, one may come to a conclusion that chocolate rain is the precipitation of a usually brown candy made of cacao beans.
  • U
    0
    UnregisteredFeb 28, 2012 at 4:46 pm
    Long, long ago before the blacks were free, rain came down and washed away the paint from all the mimes. They don't talk because they are women, and they don't talk unless they ask what I want on my sandwich. Anyway, it also rained down on "their kind" and killed all of the whites at the plantation. So them people had a watermelon party and a chicken festival, but then them people found out abraham lincoln had discovered a sweet nutty substance and was going to name it "white people butter", but one of them people killed him and made it "jiffy sauce", referring to the battle of bunker hill in which them people were sooo hanged, like my nads between my legs. So I went back in time, killed their kind who named it "jiffy sauce", and renamed it "peanut butter", and hit george washington carver in the nadsac with it. And what bled out over the next five hours I called chocolate rain.
  • i
    0
    ishallcallhimsquishyApr 28, 2011 at 6:59 am
    Although, I do agree it is probably about racism (although vegetables would be funny), I don't agree with the arguments that the government causes it with regards to neighborhood insurance rates and that it does nothing to help.
    I may as well reference to Megzm in that neighborhood economies are determined by conditions, not residents- and people create their own environments (whites also live in bad neighborhoods).
    With regards to Megzm comparing punishments for the same crime, I seriously believe that not to be true. First of all, if a white man and a black man are both caught for the same crime, but only one man can actually be caught, they will take the white guy- because that means less paperwork.
    Still (if anyone's still here, I tend to ramble), I completely agree with Megzm with the social part of it. There is a lot of racism in a lot of areas, but now it's completely social, because the legal aspect of it has done a full 180.
    This is not A racist comment, simply A counterargument.

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Unregistered
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    Explain

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Good
    Cool
    Awesome!
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
    ×