Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Songs About the Rain

Sunday night I could hardly fall asleep as wind crashed against the side of my house, the rain pounded on the rooftop and I laid there excited to wear my Hunter's Monday expecting a tree to crash through my roof at any moment. I laid there and tried listening to music, turning that off and instead listening to the rain - then found myself unable to quiet my mind.



The funny thing about the rain is that it forces you to stop collaborate and listen. What is normally silence, or space occupied by music in the evening - was instead filled with the rhythmic ebbs and flows of light and heavy rains hitting the pavement and my siding.

Rain brings clarity doesn't it? So much more than a clear day, so much more than sun shining and birds chirping. Rain causes me to look inside myself and think a little deeper, finding the light when outside is dark. Back when I was a die-hard runner, my very favorite was the first rain run of the fall. The clarity that I found in the raindrops hitting my face and washing over my skin was free therapy. 

This week I found myself listening to Fleetwood Mac's song "Dreams" and the lyrics of the song + the Portland weather lately inspired me to put together some songs about the rain.

Stevie Nicks knows two things:

1. Players only love you when they're playing.
2. When the rain washes you clean, you'll know. 

I think we all need to let the rain wash us clean, don't we?

Enjoy some songs about the rain, and if nothing else just listen to "dreams" for the same experience I had. 

<3 Jessi

12 comments

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

i would MUCH prefer rain than snow these days!

also, glad adele made it - i love her!


-kathy | Vodka and Soda

Ashley - Married to the Game said...

I agree with Kathy. I would prefer rain over snow right now. I love falling asleep to rain!

Anonymous said...

Kentucky Rain by Elvis Presley...

Great rain song. Like the list you have, but would definitely add this one to your playlist.

Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon said...

Love this playlist. You know I am a big fan of the rain, and there is something beautiful about being put to sleep by rain on the roof. My room in my parent's house was right under our metal roof and it took me a long time to figure out that rain actually put me to sleep faster since I was so used to it!

Melissa Suggitt said...

Stevie. Fricken. Nicks. Seriously though ugh.

brooke lyn said...

i love a good rainy day playlist. especially when it has the goddess witch herself!

Kait said...

perfect timing - it's raining here today!

Katie Elizabeth said...

The forecast in Chicago tomorrow is 100% rain.. and I'm weirdly excited! It hasn't rained here in months.. just been straight up snow. I'll have to make sure to listen to your playlist!

Jessi @ Jessi's Design said...

I actually love the rain- love to sleep in it though so I guess that defeats the purpose here. Great playlist- I could have used it this morning when it was pouring!

Kayla Moothart said...

There is definitely something magical about that first fall rain run!

Anna said...

Pretty badass playlist you got here! I love the rain most of the time (except when its blowing sideways with the wind, thats not so fun)...so I guess it' good I live here in PDX!!

Stevie Nicks = <3

MacKensie said...

You're adorbz. I can't wait to listen to this playlist with you in Portland.