Creedence Clearwater Revival: Have You Ever Seen The Rain?

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Creedence Clearwater Revival
Have You Ever Seen The Rain?


Someone told me long ago
There's a calm before the storm,
I know; It's been comin' for some time.
When it's over, so they say,
It'll rain a sunny day,
I know; Shinin' down like water.

I want to know,
Have you ever seen the rain?
I want to know,
Have you ever seen the rain
Comin' down on a sunny day?

Yesterday, and days before,
Sun is cold and rain is hard,
I know; Been that way for all my time.
'Til forever, on it goes
Through the circle, fast and slow,
I know; It can't stop, I wonder.




69 thoughts on “Creedence Clearwater Revival: Have You Ever Seen The Rain?”

  1. Kayla Trujillo

    My grandpa loved listening to this song a lot he would always put it on every morning and it just reminds me of him a lot and i just pretend to sing with him like if he was alive. I miss him so much. RIP 1951-2019. ??

    1. TheUnproffessional

      My dead grandpa did guitar for this band for a bit but then he didnt play because of stage fright.

    2. Sita Rules17

      My great uncle Benny was a big fan of CCR (most of my family loves CCR) when he was alive they would tell me he would sing this cause it’s his favorite song he passed away years ago I sadly never got to meet him so whenever we would go visit his gravestone we would sing it as a tribute and the other song Bad Moon Rising?

  2. Sharpest tool in the shed

    The fact that there’s recent comments in a 12 years old video is the real proof that this music is timeless.

    1. celso queiros

      E do tempo aqui em Portugal íamos para a praia com o gira discos a pilhas para ouvir os cingles!

  3. I remember driving home from Tennessee to Michigan with my Mom listening to this joint. May she Rest In Peace (1953-2021) ?

  4. This was my father’s favorite band growing up and one of the first songs he introduced to me as a little kid in the early 80s. Today he doesn’t have much time left to live. We’ve already started giving him hospice medication to make his suffering easier. I woke him up a while ago so that I can listen to this song with him at least one more time before he passes. With his eyes shut he jostled a bit and murmured something through his medicated state. Then he fell back to sleep halfway through the song. That’s all I wanted.

    Thanks John Fogerty.

  5. Adrián Alejandro Poggi

    Una canción que no va a dejar de escucharse nunca… Nos sobrevivirá a muchos, muchas y muchas… Un himno…

    1. luis hidalgo sullca

      Es una canción que me hace recordar mis tiempos de adolecente año 1972 aproximadamente, se bailaba la balada aparradito con luces a colores en caso de cumpleaños forrado de celofan para aparentar una discoteca AAAAAAAhhhhh aquellos años que no volverán

  6. Born and raised in Viêt Nam during the war before 1975 so CCR and this song was engraved in my heart. My family escaped VN on April of 1975 and not until I went to college from 1976-1981 that I learn to appreciate CCR and this beautiful song plus Proud Mary and who’ll stop the rain.Thanks for the wonderful music to help me overcoming the obstacles in life especially in the USA coming from war torn Viêt Nam.

    1. buellfuel2001

      My two dentists were refugees fromViet Nam. Incredible stories these two women have. God bless you

    2. Thang thank you for sharing your story. For me CCR music reminds of family, I’m 59 y/o so many of them are in heaven. Life passes you by in a blink. Enjoy every moment. Thang hoping you & your family are well. ??

    3. God bless you my friend. I remember listening to this on a chopper returning from a mission in Nam and we had just experienced a loss of a fellow brother and I remember there was not a dry eye in that chopper heading back to our base and I was thinking to myself how senseless the war was… Of my original platoon of 20 men it’s ony me left alive, 5 died in Nam, 2 died of natural causes and the rest died of overdoses or suicides back home.

  7. José Carlos somente canções ao vivo

    Uma canção dos anos 70 simplesmente maravilhosa e inesquecível, a música quando é boa, é tocada por 10, 50, 100 anos…
    Alguém no Brasil ouvindo, curtindo e concordando comigo? ??????

    1. Cícero Gomes

      Sem dúvida. Sou um grande apreciador do bom e velho rock and roll. Esta banda com certeza deve ter servido de referência para muitas outras de gerações mais novas.

    2. celso queiros

      Eu não estou aí no Brasil mas nasci aí no Rio! E uma grande banda efectivamente! O John Forgety disse que ia fazer música para a eternidade e aí temos! Hever Hever see the rain regravada pelo Rod STEWART O meu irmão tem todos os LPS e CDS deles!

  8. The melody and lyrics are so simple but something in it makes me cry. I played four straight times and cried four times. I’m not American, not a native speaker of the language, but the song still gets me every time waking up the sleeping soul to feel it. Music that is, I can’t quite describe what’s that magic actually is.

    1. @ste118 I thought the song was written at a time when the band was close to breaking up

      i’m not a native speaker of english, sorry if my comment has some grammar errors ??

    2. @Lone 32 there is a rumor the “rain” coming down on a “sunny day” are bombs. Hence the question he is asking, “Have you ever seen rain coming down on a sunny day?” Because bombs were being dropped on Vietnam.

    3. @Lone 32 actually you can be right, my comment is not so correct. Many people think that this song is about war, and the rain stands for bombs. But the author told something like you said, if I remember correctly

    4. Something about it make me cry to … Makes me think about my little sister that I miss all the time..

  9. Melody Young

    Growing up, this was my Momma’s favorite band. She would dance her heart out in the living room. She passed away on Mother’s Day this year (2022). I made sure this song was played at her funeral. I know she is finally able to dance again after being sick for so long. Love you Momma.

    1. Randall Stephens

      I guess all I can say is I’m sorry for your loss I still have my parents there up in age I don’t know what I will do when I need advice especially about the Bible.

    2. I hope this is ok…I didn’t know her – but tonight…I danced for her as I need this song to stay focused. Much love & sympathy.

  10. Phoebe Brown

    This song encapsulates how I feel perfectly, I feel sadness whenever I hear it, but also a comfort in that. I feel it describes loneliness but acceptance of it, perfectly

  11. Botir Hasanov

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  12. Donald Pearson

    I was a young teenager in washington DC when this song came out as I was teaching myself to play the drums….and it still sounds good

  13. Miguel Garcia

    My neighbor would baby sit us on the weekend & my friends dad loved going to yard sales & this was the song he always played first it was a tradition to hear this song first ?

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