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Blind Melon — No Rain
Album: Blind Melon
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Released: 1992
Length: 3:28
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Ooh, hoo hoo hoo
Hoo hoo hoo

All I can say is that my life is pretty plain
I like watchin' the puddles gather rain
And all I can do is just pour some tea for two
And speak my point of view
But it's not sane
It's not sane

I just want someone to say to me, no oh oh oh
I'll always be there when you wake, and a-yeah-hea
You know I'd like to keep my cheeks dry today
So stay with me and I'll have it made

And I don't understand why I sleep all day
And I start to complain that there's no rain
And all I can do is read a book to stay awake
And it rips my life away, but it's a great escape
Escape, escape, escape

Oh yeah
Ooh, hoo hoo
Whoa

All I can say is that my life is pretty plain
You don't like my point of view, you think that I'm insane
It's not sane, it's not sane

I just want someone to say to me, no oh oh oh
I'll always be there when you wake, and a-yeah-hea
You know I'd like to keep my cheeks dry today
So stay with me and I'll have it made

Lord, and I'll have it made
Ooh, and I'll have it made
Oh-ho
Lord, I'm gonna
You know I'm really gonna, really gonna have it made, yeah-hea
You know I'll have it made

Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
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This is a song I can listen to often
 wrighty_wright wrote:
what does this sound like?
 
Yearning, and my youth.
 wrighty_wright wrote:
what does this sound like?
 
Strained and a tad flat... Alas not easy on the ears!
 wrighty_wright wrote:
what does this sound like?
 

'No Rain' by Blind Melon.


Love this song!! {#Cool}

Image result for bumble bee girl gif
 wrighty_wright wrote:
what does this sound like?
 
No Rain.
what does this sound like?
My daughter ( the artist in the family ) used this song as a background tune to her documentary on the first birthday of our handicapped first born grandchild. It was so fitting. So it will always have a special place in my heart.
Just noticed 2 songs by bands whose lead singer died prematurely.  Have I detected a hidden thread, Bill?  This is an amazing song, BTW.
 sergeant_x wrote:

The pain expressed in the wavering, off-key pitch is deliberate. It's the point of the song. 
 
Amazing how hard that is for some to understand....heck....seems like it's something one should FEEL without questioning....thanks for the reminder...Long Live RP!!
 sergeant_x wrote:

The pain expressed in the wavering, off-key pitch is deliberate. It's the point of the song. 
 
Agree. Although it sounds "upbeat", clearly the vocals are extremely morbid and depressing. And didnt the lead singer (Shannon Hoon) ultimately kill himself?

Final thoughts, to me, Hoon sounds a hell of a lot like Perry Farrell and/or Robert Plant....
Love ,Love, Love this song! Thanks B.& R. for continuing to drop it in once in a while. Such a happy tune. I agree things don't always need to be in tune or pitch to be great!    {#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}
 mfassett wrote:
lauracox wrote:
Does no one realize what a BAD song this is? The singing is so off key, it just grates on my nerves!!!
Of course the singing is off pitch a bit. It's the way humans sing. Today they would have used autotune and made every pitch perfect... but would it make it a better song? I think not. LOVE the song, perfect pitch wouldn't make the song better, IMHO. The thing is we forgive imperfection when we see a band live, because that is the way humans sing. Very few vocalists are pitch perfect live, but as long as the song is good and the emotion is good, it's ALL good.
 
The pain expressed in the wavering, off-key pitch is deliberate. It's the point of the song. 
The MUSIC TONIGHT HAS BEEN FANTASTIC!!! THE LAST 5 HOURS HAVE Rocked!!!!!!!
 coloradojohn wrote:
A wonderful song — about being depressed, mind you! and it always takes me back to first hearing it and thinking, hey, new Samples? Hearing it also makes me think of that weird album cover and its possible homage to one of the weirdest movies ever, Eraserhead...

 
I'm with you on this one (like most really) CoJo...hell, I just went 8 → 9 on it - not many songs on RP that came out when I was in HS (91-95) that I like (I'm looking at you, grunge bands!) and as I've aged, or matured, the lyrical content of this one is way more important than I remember. 

Long Live RP!!

 Sportscam wrote:
great segway from CowBoy Junkies I'm So Open to Blind Melon's No Rain

 
where's @grammarcop when you want him? 
Best thing about this song?  It references a classic movie: The Great Escape.
If you listen to the lyrics closely, it's not a surprise this singer self-destructed...

{#Crown}
great segway from CowBoy Junkies I'm So Open to Blind Melon's No Rain
Love the guiitar solo and his cool voice
so fun to harmonize with this one! {#Yell}
Da werde ich ganz melancholisch...liebe den Song immer noch..und die Zeit, die ich damit in Zusammengang bringe...Long gone and still present 
A wonderful song — about being depressed, mind you! and it always takes me back to first hearing it and thinking, hey, new Samples? Hearing it also makes me think of that weird album cover and its possible homage to one of the weirdest movies ever, Eraserhead...
ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!!
 Mackmoney3000 wrote:
About all you can ask out of a pop song
 
Yep, this is pop perfection.
Image result for blind melon bee gif
About all you can ask out of a pop song
fun  hipster  would have been great in 1968
 Hannio wrote:

Here's a good application for reductio ad absurdam.

 
You're right! LOL 
Was there a time when this song didn't suck because I remember the '90s well.
Great memories of being a teen with my mates! {#Bananapiano}
I have loved this quirky song since it came out and its great guitar licks
 tonispizzeria wrote:
ich vermisse dich Snannon

 
immernoch
Speak my point of view
But it's not sane
I just want someone to say to me, no oh oh oh
 treatment_bound wrote:
Let's just "retire" this song..as this guy's been dead for almost 20 years!

 

 
Here's a good application for reductio ad absurdam.
ich vermisse dich Snannon
 Rick_V wrote:


Snannon Hoon did not die in Houston. He died from a heroin overdose in his tour bus in New Orleans hours before Blind Melon was supposed to play a show at Tipitinas.

 
They were in Houston the night before he died, so you're both right.
Let's just "retire" this song..as this guy's been dead for almost 20 years!

 

 Mackmoney3000 wrote:
Leading into this song, Bill said in a break "what's next... oh, its Pixies!" and then this song came on.

I laughed very hard. 

 

In the many years I have been listening to RP, that was the first 'hiccup' I've ever heard. Maybe he was looking at the girl on the Blind Melon album cover...
This song sounds like me smoking dope in highschool in 1993
Leading into this song, Bill said in a break "what's next... oh, its Pixies!" and then this song came on.

I laughed very hard. 
I like this song. It's quirky.
The electric guitar on this is alone worth the price of admission.
 LowPhreak wrote:
I am SO sick of hearing this. :P

 
I am SO sick of comments like this.
You will get sick of hearing just about any song at one point or another so there is no need to let us know. Just move on and listen to something else.
 
 LowPhreak wrote:
I am SO sick of hearing this. :P

 
My wife feels the same...

I still like it though  ;)

 
I am SO sick of hearing this. :P
you know they have other songs. 😒
 jimbolia wrote:
This entire album is incredible wiith much better cuts than "No Rain". Too bad this is the the song this band is associated with.
 
I'm half with ya on that.  The entire album is great but this is still the best song on it.
This entire album is incredible wiith much better cuts than "No Rain". Too bad this is the the song this band is associated with.
If I wasn't in an office of 50 people, I'd be dancing around the room now singing. Perhaps I shall. Imagine me now, in a boring corporate office, everyone with their heads down working, when some crazy nut gets up from his desk and starts skipping around singing. 

In my imagination now, everyone would join in and start dancing too. In reality, I'd be carted out by security. 
 formersnowbug wrote:
I don't tell this to many people, but I'm pretty sure my friend Karla and I killed Shannon Hoon.

The night he died, he was playing at #s in Houston. We didn't know they were playing; we were looking forward just to going to our club to hang out for a bit. When we got there and saw the line and figured out that the line was for Blind Melon, we turned all post-adolescent, which means we got extra loud and silly.

"Blind Melon? Ugh! I hate them!"

"Oh I know! Me too! I wish they would just die!"

laugh laugh drive drive

And then he DID die. I think we killed him. (Or it was the cocaine. I'm still not positive.)

True story.



 

Snannon Hoon did not die in Houston. He died from a heroin overdose in his tour bus in New Orleans hours before Blind Melon was supposed to play a show at Tipitinas.
 alvarorb wrote:
Please make it stop.
I heard this song enough times in the 90s. I'd be OK if I never heard it again. 

 

Funny hearing all the comments about this song being overplayed.  I've never in my life heard this song before.  I guess it never made it over the Atlantic.
for reasons unknown, I have always loved this song and love hearing on RP! Thanks Bill
Please make it stop.
I heard this song enough times in the 90s. I'd be OK if I never heard it again. 

Love this fine classic song...

great holy smoking doggies— this was over 20 years ago now... I remember it like it was a just a few years ago... time flies when we're having fun— As a result of the video for this song, DeLoach appeared on the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards, and reprised her Bee Girl dance (in full costume) in the video for "Weird Al" Yankovic's song "Bedrock Anthem"...


I still stop what I'm doing to appreciate this song, and I wish Shannon Hoon had hung around a bit longer. 
Don't get it. 
I understand and like the premise of this song....but I just don't really like the song. Does nada for me. 
  yup ! hippiechick wrote:
I have heard this song about 100 times too many.
 


I know that this song was over played...but it doesn't matter. It's a great don't and I never get sick of it.
This song is quite good but most of the album's songs are better then this song.

 More_Cowbell wrote:
Bee Girl


 
I love Bee Girls

Bee Girl


 hippiechick wrote:
I have heard this song about 100 times too many.
 


I always think about Shannon Hoon and remember seeing him in the video for this song when it came out and it makes me a little sad, but I like the song a lot...

 
I have heard this song about 100 times too many.
that would make a great costume!

Such a sad, wonderful song.
 jktravl wrote:
an incredible loss to the music industry, what a great jam band, love this tune everytime I hear it and cranked!
 
The video for this was cute. There was only one album, right? Wow, that's not right: according to Wikipedia the band regrouped in 2006. You do wonder what more 
Shannon Hoon would have done it he hadn't ODed.

an incredible loss to the music industry, what a great jam band, love this tune everytime I hear it and cranked!
I never get tired of this song.
 raerae333 wrote:

I loved it then, i get it now.....i'm incredibly lucky to have someone who will always be there when I wake and tries to keep my cheeks dry...everything else is kinda meaningless.....i mean the bills have to be paid, so love isnt all you need, but its damn close 
 
Took me a few tries, but I found that person too.  It's hard to feel lost and adrift in the fog when her smile shines like a lighthouse.

Yeah, it's cheesy...  so sue me.

Don't like it.
 mapman wrote:
There's something about this tune.  Uniquely recognizable?  I don't know of anything else that sounds like it.  Plus I love the playing and its unusual beat.  Good stuff!

{#Jump}

 
When I  first heard this tune, I thought it was the Grateful Dead. Good music.

There's something about this tune.  Uniquely recognizable?  I don't know of anything else that sounds like it.  Plus I love the playing and its unusual beat.  Good stuff!

{#Jump}

 skyguy wrote:
I always think of Cheech and Chong "Blind Melon Chitlin"when I hear this.
"what's this ding dong you're talking about? The kids are hung up I the lyrics these days, I don't know why"
 "I think he's going to show JR."
 
"We'll never fit that on the album cover, JR."

WOW! What a nice surprise, thnx Bill!


Blech!
I always think of Cheech and Chong "Blind Melon Chitlin"when I hear this.
"what's this ding dong you're talking about? The kids are hung up I the lyrics these days, I don't know why"
 "I think he's going to show JR."


I'll always be there when you wake.  ... unless you're playing "Soup."

 SuzG wrote:
I hated this song when it first came out. 
Its growing on me as I get old. 
 
I loved it then, i get it now.....i'm incredibly lucky to have someone who will always be there when I wake and tries to keep my cheeks dry...everything else is kinda meaningless.....i mean the bills have to be paid, so love isnt all you need, but its damn close 


I hated this song when it first came out. 
Its growing on me as I get old. 
 formersnowbug wrote:
I don't tell this to many people, but I'm pretty sure my friend Karla and I killed Shannon Hoon.

The night he died, he was playing at #s in Houston. We didn't know they were playing; we were looking forward just to going to our club to hang out for a bit. When we got there and saw the line and figured out that the line was for Blind Melon, we turned all post-adolescent, which means we got extra loud and silly.

"Blind Melon? Ugh! I hate them!"

"Oh I know! Me too! I wish they would just die!"

laugh laugh drive drive

And then he DID die. I think we killed him. (Or it was the cocaine. I'm still not positive.)

True story.
 

So, when are you playing at #s in Houston?

Just asking.

Agreed a classic!  Can't say as though i could name another good track by them though.


Yeah, this song ranks as a classic from the 1990s...  love it...

 


fantastic song...


"grating" like having your eardrums pulled out and pushed through a cheese grater.

stupid song, sickening voice. 
 sirdroseph wrote:
This songs ok, it was really cool at first but Shannons voice can be quite grating after awhile. Unified theory had some cools songs only cause Vedder wasn't singing!  That reminds me, need to upload AM radio; great song that is currently not in the RP library.{#Yes}

Later edit: However, this song is not right for RP, sooooo Top 40!{#No}
 
I think instead of "quite" grating, a better word would be something like, "unbelievably", or "incredibly", or "extremely". This song is a solid 1 - sucko-barfo all the way!

I do agree with your edit though - I would gladly see this song banished from RP!

the definition of 'guilty pleasure'
This songs ok, it was really cool at first but Shannons voice can be quite grating after awhile. Unified theory had some cools songs only cause Vedder wasn't singing!  That reminds me, need to upload AM radio; great song that is currently not in the RP library.{#Yes}

Later edit: However, this song is not right for RP, sooooo Top 40!{#No}
 formersnowbug wrote:
I don't tell this to many people, but I'm pretty sure my friend Karla and I killed Shannon Hoon.

The night he died, he was playing at #s in Houston. We didn't know they were playing; we were looking forward just to going to our club to hang out for a bit. When we got there and saw the line and figured out that the line was for Blind Melon, we turned all post-adolescent, which means we got extra loud and silly.

"Blind Melon? Ugh! I hate them!"

"Oh I know! Me too! I wish they would just die!"

laugh laugh drive drive

And then he DID die. I think we killed him. (Or it was the cocaine. I'm still not positive.)

True story.
 

Cool story, bro
I don't tell this to many people, but I'm pretty sure my friend Karla and I killed Shannon Hoon.

The night he died, he was playing at #s in Houston. We didn't know they were playing; we were looking forward just to going to our club to hang out for a bit. When we got there and saw the line and figured out that the line was for Blind Melon, we turned all post-adolescent, which means we got extra loud and silly.

"Blind Melon? Ugh! I hate them!"

"Oh I know! Me too! I wish they would just die!"

laugh laugh drive drive

And then he DID die. I think we killed him. (Or it was the cocaine. I'm still not positive.)

True story.


Every time I hear this song I think of Vedder's Bee Girl!!!
Fits perfekt after The Beatles !!  (First time, i hear of this band)

I've always dug this tune. Classic early 90's alternative nation anthem.


 earkat wrote:
Yes!!! This song always makes me feel defiant to any sort of nonexistent authority, and I like it.
 
Nice.  
 sfoster66 wrote:

OMG...yes, this speaks to the human condition in a deep meaningful way...get real!
 
Actually you are both right, but you're both too damn stuck in your own respective tunnel vision to see it.

"No Rain" reflects the spirit of the time it was written pretty well, IMHO.  So does "Born To Run."  

 Think about "the generation gap" for two minutes.  Now go listen to music.  

 von_Hayek wrote:

...trivial lyrics...{#Lol}...you gave "Born to run" a ten...{#Lol}....you're funny.
 

All I can say is that my life is pretty plain 

I like watchin' the puddles gather rain 

And all I can do is just pour some tea for two 

and speak my point of view 

OMG...yes, this speaks to the human condition in a deep meaningful way...get real!

The highways jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive
Everybodys out on the run tonight but theres no place left to hide
Together wendy we'll live with the sadness
I'll love you with all the madness in my soul
Someday girl I dont know when were gonna get to that place
Where we really want to go and well walk in the sun
But till then tramps like us baby we were born to run

Add these rather poignant Springsteen lyrics to some tight musicianship and it is an everlasting classic....perhaps you should mention that Ringo's drumming needed some work too!  Ha!   
 sfoster66 wrote:

So, by extension, the majority of the Blind Melon catalogue (yes, Canadian spelling...what can I say?) falls into the top 10% of all music of all time?  Seriously?  Wow...thats really an incredible statement!  When I have RP on...I'd say 99% of the music here is superior to Blind Melon in all respects...

Not a chance.  Shannon Hoon's mistuned vocals and trivial lyrics do not stand the test of time.  Again...this song probably reminds lots of folks of good times in their lives..."soundtrack of your life" moments....but objectively this track does not have legs to stand on its merits.

Look, I'm sure Bill picks some dogs in your books...this is just one in my books and such a poor playlist pick, it cannot go unmentioned. 
 
...trivial lyrics...{#Lol}...you gave "Born to run" a ten...{#Lol}....you're funny.

 Danimal174 wrote:


Hate to disagree with you (well, actually, I don't...just being nice), but I heard this song, along with the rest of the CD, months before this song made it big, so all of the fond memories I have of the song are for the song itself, not the catchy video. And, while I would agree that this isn't the best song by Blind Melon, it's still better than 90% of what's out there...clearly above the "1" you feel the need to give it. Luckily, Bill & Rebecca seem to like it, and that's really what matters on RP, because that's what determines whether or not it will get played.
 
So, by extension, the majority of the Blind Melon catalogue (yes, Canadian spelling...what can I say?) falls into the top 10% of all music of all time?  Seriously?  Wow...thats really an incredible statement!  When I have RP on...I'd say 99% of the music here is superior to Blind Melon in all respects...

Not a chance.  Shannon Hoon's mistuned vocals and trivial lyrics do not stand the test of time.  Again...this song probably reminds lots of folks of good times in their lives..."soundtrack of your life" moments....but objectively this track does not have legs to stand on its merits.

Look, I'm sure Bill picks some dogs in your books...this is just one in my books and such a poor playlist pick, it cannot go unmentioned. 
 sfoster66 wrote:
This particular track should be put down like a lame horse.

Had it not been for an exceptional music video (when they counted for some promotional value), this track would never have seen the light of day. The "Bee Girl" was the hook, not the musicality or the vocals...the feel good value some people experience from hearing this song I'm sure is the visual memory, not the oral one...

Clearly, Clear Channel drech!...a very solid 1
 

Hate to disagree with you (well, actually, I don't...just being nice), but I heard this song, along with the rest of the CD, months before this song made it big, so all of the fond memories I have of the song are for the song itself, not the catchy video. And, while I would agree that this isn't the best song by Blind Melon, it's still better than 90% of what's out there...clearly above the "1" you feel the need to give it. Luckily, Bill & Rebecca seem to like it, and that's really what matters on RP, because that's what determines whether or not it will get played.

 sfoster66 wrote:
This particular track should be put down like a lame horse. Had it not been for an exceptional music video (when they counted for some promotional value), this track would never have seen the light of day. The "Bee Girl" was the hook, not the musicality or the vocals...the feel good value some people experience from hearing this song I'm sure is the visual memory, not the oral one... Clearly, Clear Channel drech!...a very solid 1
 
I never saw the video and I LOVE this song! {#Bounce}
This particular track should be put down like a lame horse.

Had it not been for an exceptional music video (when they counted for some promotional value), this track would never have seen the light of day. The "Bee Girl" was the hook, not the musicality or the vocals...the feel good value some people experience from hearing this song I'm sure is the visual memory, not the oral one...

Clearly, Clear Channel drech!...a very solid 1
 Danimal174 wrote:
6:30 pm - Blind Melon - No Rain
6:27 pm - Beatles - In My Life
6:24 pm - Pearl Jam - Wishlist

What a great 3-song set!
 
And he did it again! Thanks Bill!

 earkat wrote:
Yes!!! This song always makes me feel defiant to any sort of nonexistent authority, and I like it.
 
Haven't seen this sentiment expressed so well before on RP. Thank you, earkat.

 Mandible wrote:
too bad the dude killed himself accidently by a drug overdose, right?
 
Shannon Hoon R.I.P
Fantastic song - 9

Never get tired of this one... just as good as the day it came out.
 Danimal174 wrote:
6:30 pm - Blind Melon - No Rain
6:27 pm - Beatles - In My Life
6:24 pm - Pearl Jam - Wishlist

What a great 3-song set!
 

Agreed!
 ortallcowgirl wrote:
Guess great minds think alike!
 

{#Angel}
Guess great minds think alike!
 Danimal174 wrote:
6:30 pm - Blind Melon - No Rain
6:27 pm - Beatles - In My Life
6:24 pm - Pearl Jam - Wishlist

What a great 3-song set!
 

This is a bit odd isnt it.  I think there is something like a pattern here.....

Blind Melon- No Rain
The Beatles- In my life
Pearl Jam0 Wishlist

Sounds like even RP digs all of this music too......


 Danimal174 wrote:
6:30 pm - Blind Melon - No Rain
6:27 pm - Beatles - In My Life
6:24 pm - Pearl Jam - Wishlist

What a great 3-song set!
 

Sounds familiar...

8:07 am - Blind Melon - No Rain
8:04 am - The Beatles - In My Life
8:01 am - Pearl Jam - Wishlist
too bad the dude killed himself accidently by a drug overdose, right?


This song is good for the ears...


6:30 pm - Blind Melon - No Rain
6:27 pm - Beatles - In My Life
6:24 pm - Pearl Jam - Wishlist

What a great 3-song set!


 horstman wrote:

No shit Sherlock. I think my point is that many of us have or had drug problems. Some of them simply get the better of us and we either end up dead or worse, cause pain and suffering (or even death) to others. While no one has probably ever died from smoking too much pot, they may have done things they regret, like posting on this forum! Ha Ha.{#Cowboy}

 
{#Roflol} {#Wave} {#Beat}
OK, this one is getting a bit long in the tooth.  {#Stop}

Bee girl is all grown up!


 Droidac wrote:
If it weren't for the voice, this song might not be quite as bad as it is.
 

Right... is he related to Jon Anderson (Yes)?
 a_genuine_find wrote:


After a particularly disastrous performance in Houston, Hoon launched into an all-night cocaine binge. The next day, on October 21, 1995, Blind Melon was scheduled to play a show in New Orleans at Tipitina's. When one of the band's roadies went to the tour bus to wake Hoon up for a sound check, he was unable to rouse him. An ambulance was summoned and Hoon was pronounced dead on the scene at the age of 28. The cause of death was attributed to an accidental cocaine overdose
 
No shit Sherlock. I think my point is that many of us have or had drug problems. Some of them simply get the better of us and we either end up dead or worse, cause pain and suffering (or even death) to others. While no one has probably ever died from smoking too much pot, they may have done things they regret, like posting on this forum! Ha Ha.{#Cowboy}