December 9- Story Behind “Let It Rain” by David Nail

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David Nail wrote “Let It Rain” for his second album with Jonathan Singleton, who also wrote the Missouri native’s breakout tune “Red Light.” The song features backing vocals from Nashville singer-songwriter Sarah Buxton.

I can’t remember who came up with the phrase ‘Let it Rain.’ Jonathan came in with this really cool guitar groove. It was unlike anything I had ever written and I just loved it. It’s not a bona fide tempo song but with the guitar, the way it moves, it moves like a tempo song.

We started talking about [the phrase] ‘Let it Rain’ and a scene in the Zach Braff movie, the Last Kiss.’ Zach’s engaged and meets this young girl, they had their moment and [then he has] mental anguish. He tells [his pregnant fiancée] about it.

It’s a really powerful scene and I just remember trying to wrap my head around that, to describe how there can be years of good but you can’t hide one night that you forgot to wear a ring. Your life can be going just perfectly and everything’s fine and one little mistake, can throw the wrench of all wrenches into it. I always try to put my mind around something and put myself into it. That’s what I did [in writing this song]. I thought about what I would do and how I would feel.”

The song was Nail’s first Country #1, taking nearly a year to climb to the peak position. This song’s 49 week climb to the pole position broke the record for the slowest ever uninterrupted ascent to #1.

LYRICS: Written by David Nail and Jonathan Singleton
It’s hard to find the perfect time to say something
You know, is gonna change everything
Living with the shame,
It ain’t nothing like the pain that I saw on her face
Now me and my pile of things
That she threw out the window,
Drowning next to me
No seven years of good cant hide the one night I forgot to wear that ring

So let it rain, let it pour, if she don’t love me anymore,
Just let it come down on me, let it come down on me,
Every word, let it hurt, even more than I deserve,
Let it come down on me, let it come down on me, let it rain

The last thing I remember was the unfamiliar taste of someone on my lips,
It’s too late to turn around,
When the shades start coming down,
The guilt you feel’s the last thing on your mind

So let it rain, let it pour, if she don’t love me anymore,
Just let it come down on me, let it come down on me,
Every word, let it hurt, even more than I deserve,
Just let it come down on me, let it come down on me, let it rain
So let it rain, let it pour, if she don’t love me anymore,
Just let it come down on me, let it come down on me,
Every word, let it hurt, even more than I deserve, just let it come down on me,
Let it come down on me, let it rain,
Ooh let it rain, ooh let it rain, just let it rain, just let it rain, ooh let it rain

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