I'll Take the Rain

R.E.M.

About I'll Take the Rain

"I'll Take the Rain" is the third and final single by R. E. M. from the band's 12th studio album Reveal, released in 2001. The song reached number 44 on the UK Singles Chart, but failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. The single's music video, directed by David Weir, represented the first time the band has released an entirely animated music video. The clip is suitably moody to match the pace of the song, and follows the adventures of a crown-bearing dog and a living wooden cart (shown on the single cover) as he or she explores an island. The song was included on the album r.e.m. IX, and also performed on MTV Unplugged in 2001. 


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2001
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The rain came down
The rain came down
The rain came down on me.

The wind blew strong
The summer song
Fades to memory

I knew you when
I loved you then
The summer's young and helpless.

You laid me bare
You marked me there
The promises we made.

I used to think
As birds take wing
They sing through life so why can't we?
You cling to this
You claim the best
If this is what you're offering
I'll take the rain
I'll take the rain
I'll take the rain.

The nighttime creases
Summer schemes
And stretches out to stay.
The sun shines down
You came around
You love easy days.

But now the sun,
The winter's come.
I wanted just to say
That if I hold
I'd hope you'd fold Open up inside, inside of me.

I used to think
As birds take wing
They sing through life so why can't we?
You cling to this
You claim the best
If this is what you're offering
I'll take the rain
I'll take the rain
I'll take the rain.

This winter song
I'll sing along
I've searched its still refrain
I'll walk alone
I've given this, take wing
Celebrate the rain.

I used to think
As birds take wing
They sing through life so why can't we?
You cling to this
You claim the best
If this is what you're offering
I'll take the rain
I'll take the rain
I'll take the rain.

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R.E.M.

R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills and drummer Bill Berry. One of the first popular alternative rock bands, R.E.M. gained early attention due to Buck's ringing, arpeggiated guitar style and Stipe's unclear vocals. R.E.M. released its first single, "Radio Free Europe", in 1981 on the independent record label Hib-Tone. The single was followed by the Chronic Town EP in 1982, the band's first release on I.R.S. Records. In 1983, the group released its critically acclaimed debut album, Murmur, and built its reputation over the next few years through subsequent releases, constant touring, and the support of college radio. Following years of underground success, R.E.M… more »

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Written by: Peter Buck, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe

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10 facts about this song

Album Classification
"I'll Take the Rain" is a song from "Reveal," the 12th studio album released by R.E.M., an American rock band from Athens, Georgia.
Release Timeline
The album "Reveal," which contains the song "I'll Take the Rain," was released on June 12, 2001.
Songwriting Credits
The song was written by the three band members of R.E.M. at that time, namely Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe.
Genre Specifications
Known mostly for their alternative/indie rock stylings, "I'll Take the Rain" follows this trend and melds it with the pop-rock genre. The song displays a more melodic and relaxed sound when compared to the band's previous works.
Billboard Ranking
While not a single release, "I'll Take the Rain" was part of the "Reveal" album, which peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 chart, providing insight into its reception in the United States.
Album Reviews
The album "Reveal," carrying "I'll Take the Rain," has received mixed reviews from critics. Some praised its atmospheric and moody qualities, while others felt it lacked the rock energy that characterized R.E.M.'s earlier work.
Performance and Recognition
During their tours following the release of "Reveal", R.E.M. included "I'll Take the Rain" in their setlist, thus further exposing the song to their live audience.
Song Theme
The lyrics of "I'll Take the Rain" suggest themes of acceptance and moving forward in spite of hardships and losses. The melancholic tune lends itself to such introspective analysis.
Producer Information
The song was produced by renowned music producer Patrick McCarthy who has worked with other high-profile bands such as U2, Madonna, and Counting Crows.
Band Dynamics
"I'll Take the Rain" is one of the songs from R.E.M.'s post-Bill Berry era. Berry was the band's original drummer who left in 1997, making the remaining trio to reconfigure their sound.

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