Dear Nick, Blame it on the Rain

Surprisingly (or perhaps, not surprisingly) references to Milli Vanilli frequently come up in our talks. Whenever we have a difference of opinion, Nick will squint his eyes, scrunch his features so his head looks wrinkled, put it two inches from my face and sings, “GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE! YES YOU KNOW YOU IT, GIRL YOU KNOW IT, YES YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE!”

The other day I off-handedly said, “…blame it on the rain,” having no idea where that come from.

Nick thoughtfully repeated, “Mhm. Blame it on the rain. What do you think that means?”

“It means blame it on the rain.” For once, I was the factually based one.

“No, the song. What does it mean? I think this is the first time I’ve ever thought of those lyrics.”

Well, my darling wonder of the peanut butter sky, here are the lyrics. This is what I think it’s about: a fool breaks up with his girlie; knows it’s his fault; isn’t man enough to apologize because of his pride; and blames everything but himself.

BLAME IT ON THE RAIN LYRICS by Milli Vanilli
You said you didn’t need her
You told her good-bye (good-bye)
You sacrificed a good love
To satisfy your pride
Now you wished
That you should have her (have her)
And you feel like such a fool
You let her walk away
Now it just don’t feel the same
Gotta blame it on something
Gotta blame it on something

Blame it on the rain (rain)
Blame it on the stars (stars)
Whatever you do don’t put the blame on you
Blame it on the rain yeah yeah
You can blame it on the rain
Get
Ooh, ooh (ooh)
I can’t, I can’t. I can’t, can’t stand the rain
I can’t, I can’t. I can’t, can’t stand the rain
Yeah, yeah
Should’ve told her you were sorry (sorry) huh
Could have said you were wrong
But no you couldn’t do that. No, no
You had to prove you were strong ooh
If you hadn’t been so blinded (blinded)
She might still be there with you
You want her back again
But she just don’t feel the same
Gotta blame it on something
Gotta blame it on something

Blame it on the rain that was falling, falling
Blame it on the stars that did shine at night
Whatever you do don’t put the blame on you
Blame it on the rain yeah yeah

You can blame it on the rain
Cos the rain don’t mind
And the rain don’t care
You got to blame it on something
(Blame it on the rain)
(Blame it on the stars)
Whatever you do don’t put the blame on you
Blame it on the rain yeah, yeah
You can blame it on the rain
Girl

Ooh, ooh (ooh)
Girl
I can’t, I can’t. I can’t, can’t stand the rain
I can’t, I can’t. I can’t, can’t stand the rain

Get
Girl
(Whatever you do…)
(Blame it on the rain yeah, yeah) x 3
You can blame it on the rain, blame it on the rain,
blame it on the rain baby
(Blame it on the rain yeah yeah)
Blame it on the stars that did shine that night
(Blame it on the rain yeah yeah)
Blame it, blame it on the rain
woo
I’m walking
I’m walking

Walking in the rain
Walking in the rain

(Rain, rain)
(Stars, stars)
Whatever you do don’t put the blame on you
(Blame it on the rain)
yeah yeah
(Blame it on the rain)
that keeps falling, falling
(Blame it on the stars)
that did shine that night
Whatever you do don’t put the blame on you
Blame it on the rain yeah yeah
Blame it on the rain (rain, rain)

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