Monday, August 13, 2012

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head

Raindrops keep falling on my head
And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed
Nothing seems to fit
Those raindrops are falling on my head, they keep falling

So I just did me some talking to the sun
And I said I didn't like the way he got things done
Sleeping on the job
Those raindrops are falling on my head, they keep falling

But there's one thing I know
The blues they send to meet me won't defeat me
It won't be long till happiness steps up to greet me

Raindrops keep falling on my head
But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turning red
Crying's not for me
'Cause I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining
Because I'm free
Nothing's worrying me

This is the lyrics of a song "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" which is sung by B.J. Thomas. The song is written by Hal David and Burt Bacharacha and is an OST of a 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Well, I didn't watch the film so I can't say anything about the relationship between the film and this song. This song has been covered many times by many singers. I listened to Andy Williams's and Barry Mannilow's versions and I didn't find much differences between the original and covered version I listened to.

Lessons From The Song
Talking about this song, I find that the lyrics is quite meaningful. It tells that problems may always come and indeed it's not comfortable to have one, but that does not mean it can not be defeated. The wrong thing is if we stop fighting before the problem is solved, otherwise, giving up. Because, the time must come when the problem is gone and we are liberated from it. Just if we stand facing it.

My Conclusion
The lyrics of the song tells us neither to be defeated by the problems nor to blame other people. Because, blaming others (people or situation) can never solve the problem.

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