Jackie Walker

Creating a learning space for me, for you and for them

Why does it always rain on me?

with one comment

I can’t stand myself
I’m being held up by invisible men
Still life on a shelf when
I’ve got my mind on something else
Sunny days, oh where have you gone
I get the strangest feeling you belong

I heard an interview with Travis about writing this song – he comes from the west coast of Scotland where it is usually very wet and wanting to do some song writing booked himself a holiday to Egypt (I think).  Lo and behold while he was there, it rained a lot!

Somehow it happens, we can take the rain wherever we go – we can even make the weather change – now I know, it’s a long shot, but it can happen!  I remember when I was going through a particularly tough period of my divorce and wondering just how I would get through it and each day I’d go out to take my dog for her walk – and sure as eggs is eggs on the days I needed it most, there was a rainbow – showing me that behind the rain, the dark skies and clouds the sun still shone.  Hang on till you get there was what I heard, it’s just passing over.

What’s really weird though is that ever since, a rainy day does not automatically produce a rainbow any longer.  I’ve got passed the point of needing to know that the sun is still shining somewhere because it just is!  I know deep inside that whatever is happening in my life which I’m not enjoying is something I can handle, it will pass, and the good times soon return.

Travis knew it too – he addresses the sunny days and gets a funny feeling they belong.

The way back to sunny days is trust and forgiveness.  It’s knowing that where you are, no matter how uncomfortable, it’s going to end and you will soon be basking in the warmth of the sun ….. only as long as you are willing to let go of the memory of rain.


Written by Jackie Walker

July 14, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Posted in Experience

Tagged with , , , , ,

One Response

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. This song is a significant one for me, Jackie, as it showed up repeatedly during a rather difficult period for me following the birth of my 2nd child. Every time the radio came on, that song was playing. Every time I went into a shop, that song was playing. It seemed like it played at every and any opportunity! It got to the point that when it came on, my husband & I would look at each other & just raise our eyebrows – it didn’t need to be commented on as we knew the significance. Eventually though the hard times gave way to slightly easier times, and the song stopped making its presence felt. It had conveyed its message loud & clear & it had served its purpose. There was hope & we could move forward and find happiness.


    July 15, 2009 at 8:22 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: