The meaning behind the lyrics of James Taylor's "Fire and Rain" (2023)

Angela met Jesus as a child, but she didn't walk with him until she was an adult. Now he looks forward to sharing the Good News with the world.

The meaning behind the lyrics of James Taylor's "Fire and Rain" (1)

"Fire and I've Seen Rain" letra

"Yesterday morning they told me you were gone.
Susanne, the plans they made killed you.
I went out this morning and wrote this song,
I don't remember who to send it to.

I saw fire and I saw rain;
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end;
I've seen lonely times where I couldn't find a friend,
But I always thought I'd see you again.

Won't you despise me, Jesus?
You have to help me make a stand;
You just have to help me get through one more day.
My body aches and my time is near
And I won't do it any other way.

Oh, I've seen fire and I've seen rain;
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end;
I've seen lonely times where I couldn't find a friend,
But I always thought I'd see you again.

I've been walking my mind for an easy time, with my back to the sun;
Lord knows, when the cold wind blows, it will turn your head.
Well, there are hours on the phone line to talk about things to come;
Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground.

Oh, I've seen fire and I've seen rain;
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end;
I've seen lonely times where I couldn't find a friend,
But I always thought I'd see you, darling, one more time, now.

I thought I would see you one more time;
There are just a few things that come my way this time, now;
Thought I'd see you, thought I'd see you fire and rain, now."

The meaning behind the lyrics of James Taylor's "Fire and Rain" (2)

James Taylor Lyrics Explained

James Taylor wrote and sang this song, inspired by a friend who died. Once recorded, this song elevated him to a pop star at age 22 when it became a hit.

Taylor has claimed that he wrote this song three times over the course of 1968. Its composition began while he was auditioning in London forBeatles Apple Records🇧🇷 Taylor later wrote more while in a Manhattan hospital. However, he ended up at the Austin Riggs Center where he was admitted for drug rehabilitation. In 1972, Taylor stated:

"Fire and Rain" has three verses. The first verse is about my reactions to the death of a friend. The second verse is about my arrival in this country with a monkey on my back, and there Jesus is an expression of my desperation to try to get over the moment when my body ached and the moment when I had to do so was approaching. ... And the third verse of that song refers to my Austin Riggs recovery, which lasted about five months.

Although she wrote this when she was only 20, it touches people of all ages and is still relevant over forty years later.

first verse explained

"Yesterday morning I was told you were gone
I don't remember who to send it to
Susanne the plans they made ended up with you
I went out this morning and wrote this song."

When he refers to Susanne, he means Susanne Schnerr. Taylor claims that he used to get high with her and knew her very well. He met her in New York in 1967 and dated her quite often when he was part of a group calledthe flying machine.the flying machineIt was the group where he achieved success as a musician and writer.

Susanne, or whom Taylor affectionately refers to as Suzie, committed suicide. He lived in London with mutual friends. Since her career started to take off and her fame grew, her friends waited until later to break the news to her as they knew Taylor was very excited about her upcoming record deal. He only learned of her suicide six months later.

He also states in an interview that he always felt bad about the line "The plans they made killed you", because people make assumptions about who "they" are. He intended 'they' to be the Fates. His biggest fear was that his parents would think she blamed them. This did not happened.

The meaning behind the lyrics of James Taylor's "Fire and Rain" (3)

Explanation of the second verse

"You will not despise me, Jesus
You have to help me make a stand
You just have to see me for another day
My body aches and my time is near
And I won't take it any other way"

He wrote this verse in 1968 after being in a psychiatric hospital. He struggled with heroin addiction. He wrote this as an appeal to Jesus, as in Jesus Christ, to help him 'stand firm' against his drug addiction, portraying how much the habit had taken over him. He exerts the grip the addiction had on him when he screams, "I'm not going to make it any other way."

While it's nice to say that in 1968 he finally kicked the habit, he didn't give up until much later. Fortunately, unlike many like him, he was finally able to resist addiction in 1986 when he got sober. He's been sober ever since, but he still feels like a recovering addict.

third verse explained

"It's taking my mind to an easy time, my back is to the sun
God knows when the cold wind blows it will turn you around
Well there are hours on the phone line to talk about things
Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground"

Previously, during his senior year in high school, he had been treated at a hospital for depression. He and a friend, Danny Kortchmar, formed a band called theFlying machine.It was a blessing in disguise when the group fizzled out a few months after starting and he went solo. The last line refers to this band and their previous attempts at success as a writer.

The meaning behind the lyrics of James Taylor's "Fire and Rain" (4)

fire and rain meaning

fire and rainIt still is and will probably always be one of my favorite songs. It touches me on a deep level. While I've never experienced depression or drug addiction, I still know what it's like to be at rock bottom, waiting for a moment to come. Life is like a roller coaster ride, with lots of ups and downs, sometimes scary, exciting and sometimes just plain annoying.

questions and answers

To ask:In the line "But I always thought I'd see you again", who does the word "you" refer to in the poem "Fire and Rain"?

Respondents:Your friend Suzanne Shnerr, who committed suicide.

(Video) Story Behind the Rock Song James Taylor's Fire and Rain by Mo Will

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Kelly Ann Christensenfrom Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas on February 1, 2020:

I love James Taylor and this song. In the days and years after my mother died, she would remind me of her. I always thought she'd see you again, but she's gone. Thanks for the nice and interesting article.

Jean Bakulafrom New Jersey on March 10, 2017:

He has such a distinctive voice that you can always tell it's him when he's helping out a friend or even playing an instrument. He plays the banjo on Neil Young's Old Man. I wish he would stay with Carly Simon, she loved him so much.

nellieanna henofrom TEXAS on May 26, 2014:

I found your center in one of the "Related Centers" at another center I was visiting. I'm glad I did!

What a beautiful center! I've loved James Taylor since I first heard him in the '60s when my son in high school was following his work. Thank you for bringing up this 'story' of one of his most beloved songs. He gets my votes!

For a long time I tried to play his songs on the piano. They are not very adaptable to this. Once, however, it occurred to me and I managed to do a good job. very satisfactory

nellieanna henofrom TEXAS on May 26, 2014:

What a beautiful center! I've loved James Taylor since I first heard him in the 60's. Thank you for bringing this 'story' to one of your most beloved songs to light. He gets my votes!

Angela Michelle Schultz (author)United States on June 2, 2012:

He really is a genius, he's one of my favorite singers of all time.

Attractivefrom Southern California via Texas on June 2, 2012:

Hi A_M, thanks for that explanation. I had no idea you wrote the verses so far away. I just finished a song I started many years ago, so I understand how that goes. I once read that when he heard people say that all his songs sounded the same, he was astonished. He said that he works to vary his songs and song structure, but that he just has a narrow lens where everybody comes from, so it sounds like that.

I agree with him, his songs aren't as easy to play as you might think if you actually play them like him. That's a bit of genius there. 🇧🇷

Angela Michelle Schultz (author)United States on May 19, 2012:

It really is a sad story. My heart gets heavy every time I hear those words.

Eric Calderwoodfrom the US on May 19, 2012:

I remember listening to this song when I was a kid. I always thought the whole song was about "Susan" and the line "the plans they made killed you" referred to a conspiracy in which she was murdered. Now I know the real story. Thanks for a great hub.

Angela Michelle Schultz (author)United States on September 22, 2010:

You're welcome. James Taylor is one of my favorite singers of all time. I could listen to him sing all day. I think she is one of the few celebrities I would lose all verbal function for! I would be there in awe!

heart4lawordfrom the hub on September 21, 2010:

I have to say that I've always liked the song, but I've never read anything new about the singer... or the story behind the song. Thanks for sharing!

Angela Michelle Schultz (author)United States on September 3, 2010:

He is one of the few musicians who remained a powerful musical force for more than half of their lives!

Tom TiptonFrom Hollywood, CA on September 2, 2010:

Thanks for the hub angela_michelle.

When lyrics, melody and emotion collide, you have a classic, something that never gets old. James is in (what I would call) the third act of his career now, but he still sings and plays with the same fervor as in his early days. I still love to hear him sing

(Video) Fire And Rain - James Taylor with lyrics

Angela Michelle Schultz (author)from the United States on August 24, 2010:

SteveoMc, the reason behind the story really moved me the first time I heard it. I wish my computer had speakers, otherwise I would add a video. I just can't say if the video I would add would be of quality or not.

steveomcPacific Northwest on August 24, 2010:

I love this song and got emotional with the explanation. Thank you very much. I want to hear it now. Also knowledgable and awesome. Wonderful center.

Angela Michelle Schultz (author)from the United States on August 23, 2010:

Thank you twin Minnetonka for rating it. Yes, he seems like one of those artists who lives well, not just a good singer. He also doesn't seem to try to hide who he is.

linda rogersfrom Minnesota on August 23, 2010:

I've rated this hub Up, Awesome and Beautiful because it's so inspiring. I've always held a big place in my heart for James Taylor. I followed him and his life as he struggled with demons and followed him as a great and amazing artist. I always thought it was cool that someone so famous would be on children's shows like Sesame Street. He definitely knows how blessed he is to live a clean and sober life now and it shows in how he gives back. Thanks for a really enlightening hub.

Angela Michelle Schultz (author)from the United States on August 23, 2010:

ainehannah honestly i'm a great songwriter for james taylor there are just a few songs by his that i don't love.

Angela Michelle Schultz (author)from the United States on August 23, 2010:

mhuze, i love all the great memories we have in our lives that come from a certain song.

Angela Michelle Schultz (author)from the United States on August 23, 2010:

Coffeesnob, one thing that I find very interesting is that many artists will say that they have a normal persona, so they have a stage persona. James Taylor actually stated in an interview that he is himself in his music. He acted like he wasn't very creative and lacked imagination, but I personally think it's refreshing.

Angela Michelle Schultz (author)from the United States on August 23, 2010:

FCE level oh I must see if I can get netflix I think I would like that.

Aine O'Connorfrom Dublin on 23 August 2010:

Hi Angela Michelle, great to know the background to a classic like this. Another of his albums that included Carol King's Up On The Roof and her own 1979 Handyman was one of my big favorites at the time. Like mhuze, thank you for bringing me a good memory :0)

the whisperfrom the US on August 20, 2010:

I listened to this album on my mother's old sound console. Thank you for bringing me a good memory.

cafesnobeon August 20, 2010:

Nice center... Used to be all about James Taylor... I always liked his music... Isn't it great to get a behind the scenes look into the artist's mind? Most of those who write spill experiences in some way...

Switchesfrom Cold Mountain on August 20, 2010:

I have the JT and Carole King DVD, great!

Angela Michelle Schultz (author)from the United States on August 19, 2010:

Valerie, I love it when you can find a song that really hits home and helps you get over some of the lows. 🇧🇷

valeriebelewfrom Metro Atlanta, GA, USA on August 19, 2010:

I loved this angela_michelle. I've experienced depression and a drug problem, and I'm here to say that the lyrics hit home with me. Wonderful center. Voting is great. (:v

Angela Michelle Schultz (author)from the United States on August 19, 2010:

(Video) James Taylor - Fire and Rain (Official Audio)

Bayoulady, you should definitely get one. :) I was thinking of writing about Frederick Doublass, the former slave. Incredible story, it really opens your eyes to the terrible slavery.

Angela Michelle Schultz (author)from the United States on August 19, 2010:

Tonymac, never knew anyone redid the song. I would like my computer speakers to work; otherwise I would watch it on YouTube.

bayouladyfrom northern Louisiana, USA, on August 19, 2010:

The smooth voice of James Taylor, oh my god. I haven't thought about him for a long time. I'm liking all the bios I've seen on hubs lately, I think I can make one myself. Up the index!

Angela Michelle Schultz (author)from the United States on August 19, 2010:

Thank you so much Healing Touch, I appreciate it!

tony mcgregorfrom South Africa on 19 August 2010:

This is a very informative hub about a song I've loved for many years. Interestingly, I first heard Joan Baez's version and loved it, only later heard Taylor's version and I've been a fan ever since.

Music has always intrigued me, so I'm grateful for the backstory.

Thank you for sharing this.

Love and peace


Angela Michelle Schultz (author)from the United States on August 19, 2010:

Thank you Aunt Barb!

Angela Michelle Schultz (author)from the United States on August 19, 2010:

Acer Mentalist, well I used to have Muppet Christmas in 8 tracks, hope you still have your 8 tracks! That would be really impressive. It's not as cool as driving, but it's still pretty cool.

Angela Michelle Schultz (author)from the United States on August 19, 2010:

Dave Matthews, that's exactly how I feel about getting the backdrop.

Angela Michelle Schultz (author)from the United States on August 19, 2010:

Samsons, I'm a big fan too! Obviously!

Angela Michelle Schultz (author)from the United States on August 19, 2010:

Fred Allen, you might have to find one. I'm surprised I didn't think of that. Of course, the sound on my computer is broken at the moment, so I haven't been uploading videos, because I don't know which ones are good or not.

Angela Michelle Schultz (author)from the United States on August 19, 2010:

Dahoglund, I think it was discovering this many years ago that I became a huge fan of James Taylor.

Angela Michelle Schultz (author)from the United States on August 19, 2010:

DiamondRN, It amazes me how few invoke Jesus in my generation. Past generations, at the Oscars would thank God, you don't hear it as much as you used to.

Angela Michelle Schultz (author)from the United States on August 19, 2010:

Ecoggins, I have a proposition for you. If you make a youtube video impersonating James Taylor I will upload it to this hub! LOL> I would love to see. 🇧🇷

(Video) James Taylor - Fire And Rain (BBC In Concert, 11/16/1970)

Angela Michelle Schultz (author)from the United States on August 19, 2010:

Pamela, I think you and I have a lot in common. We seem to like a lot of the same things. 🇧🇷

Angela Michelle Schultz (author)from the United States on August 19, 2010:

zzron, thank you. I actually agree with you, but there's something mesmerizing about James Taylor's voice. I love to hear him sing. I generally prefer the more upbeat stuff.

laura arnefrom Minnetonka, MN on August 19, 2010:

I am a total James Taylor fan. You had me at Hello. I tweeted this one. Great center.

healing touch

Barbara Badderfrom the US on August 19, 2010:

Hmm. I always liked that song, but I also didn't realize he was invoking Jesus. I enjoyed reading this hub. Thanks Angela.

steel mentalistfrom A Voice in Your Mind! on August 19, 2010:

I used to have it on 8 track and cassette, I used it Lol ;)

Dave Mathewsfrom NORTH YORK, ONTARIO, CANADA on August 19, 2010:

Angela_Michelle: I've always loved this James Taylor song, and now that I know more about him, I can appreciate the song even more.

brother dave

Samfrom Tennessee on August 19, 2010:

Beautiful, I always liked James Taylor.

Fred AllenFrom Myrtle Beach SC on August 19, 2010:

I wish you could have attached a performance of the song. I love downtown! I love good poetry. It shows the soul of the poet. It goes beyond words and the images they evoke. Most just scratch the surface of what is really being revealed. You dig deep. I like it.

Don A. Hoglundfrom Wisconsin Rapids on August 19, 2010:

I've never heard much of Taylor, but this is an interesting story about him.

bob diamante rphfrom Charlotte, NC USA on August 19, 2010:

I had never heard all the words before. I was not aware of your call to Jesus. More people with problems should do the same. Thanks.

ecogginsfrom Corona, California on August 19, 2010:

My favorite singer impression is James Taylor. I love his songs. Thanks for sharing this hub.

Pamela Oglesbyfrom Sunny Florida on Aug 19, 2010:

I enjoyed this hub and I like this song in particular, as well as many others by James Taylor.

get togetherfrom Houston, Texas. on August 18, 2010:

That was good, I like some of their music but mostly I prefer faster classic rock.


What do the lyrics of Fire and Rain mean? ›

Taylor wrote "Fire and Rain" in 1968. The song has three verses. One is about a friend who committed suicide, another is about Taylor's addiction to heroin, the third refers to a mental hospital and a band Taylor started called The Flying Machine.

What is the meaning of copperline? ›

1. The main transmission medium used in telephony networks to connect a telephone or other apparatus to the local exchange. Copper lines have relatively narrow bandwidth and limited ability to carry broadband services, unless combined with an enabling technology such as ADSL.

What is Copperline in North Carolina? ›

Copperline is an area near Chapel Hill in North Carolina where James Taylor grew up, and the song is a nostalgic look back at his childhood, complete with a mention of his dog, Hercules.

Who was Suzanne Schnerr? ›

Suzanne Schnerr was a young woman who had befriended Taylor during his Flying Machine days. Later, at a mental-health facility, she committed suicide after being assigned an isolation cell.

Who is Fire and Rain written about? ›

"Fire and Rain" is a song written and performed by James Taylor and released in August 1970 on Warner Bros. Records as a single from his second album, Sweet Baby James. The song follows Taylor's reaction to the suicide of Suzanne Schnerr, a childhood friend, and his experiences with drug addiction and fame.

What is the point of similarity between rain and song? ›

Both originate from a source, rise up, reach fulfilment, wander about whether cared about or not and finally return to source of origin with love.

What is James Taylor's favorite song? ›

Just in case you ever wondered, James Taylor's favorite self-penned song is “Sweet Baby James,” which he wrote for a nephew named after him.

Who did James Taylor write something in the way she moves about? ›

"Something in the Way She Moves" is a song written by James Taylor that appeared on his 1968 debut album for Apple Records, James Taylor. It has also been covered by other artists, including Tom Rush and Harry Belafonte.
Something in the Way She Moves.
"Something in the Way She Moves"
Producer(s)Arthur Gorson
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How old is James Taylor today? ›

How old is James Taylor and where is he from? Full name James Vernon Taylor, he was born in Massachusetts, Boston, on March 12, 1948. He celebrated his 74th birthday in 2022.

What is the Golden Triangle in North Carolina? ›

The Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area of North Carolina is also called the Research Triangle because of its proximity to three major research universities—Duke, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University—as well as being a hub for technology and biotech companies.

What part of NC is Charlie Daniels from? ›

He was born Charles Edward Daniels on October 28, 1936, at the James Walker Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, North Carolina, the only child of William Carlton and LaRue Hammonds Daniels.

When was Copperline released? ›

“Copperline” (1991)

What inspired the rain song? ›

George Harrison provided inspiration for “The Rain Song,” after complaining about the band's repertoire. George Harrison was enormously supportive of Led Zeppelin, even putting in a guest appearance at John Bonham's 25th birthday party in 1973 – where he affectionately flung cake at the man of honor's head.

How rich is James Taylor? ›

With more than 13 full-length albums and a decades-long touring career, estimates Taylor's net worth to be a whopping $88 million, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time.

Who was its raining men originally written for? ›

Paul Jabara and Paul Shaffer wrote the song over the course of one afternoon in 1979, intending it for Donna Summer, who had scored a hit with "Last Dance" (1978).

Is Fire and Rain in a movie? ›

* The song "Fire and Rain" is featured in the movie Remember the Titans.

Why did the Beatles write rain? ›

Another interpretation is that the song's "rain" and "sun" are phenomena experienced during a benign LSD trip. Lennon had sung of the importance of mind over matter in the Beatles' 1963 song "There's a Place"; with "Rain", he furthered this idea through the influence of hallucinogenic drugs.

Is Singing in the Rain A love story? ›

Singin' in the Rain is a 1952 American musical romantic comedy film directed and choreographed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds and featuring Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell and Cyd Charisse.

What is the message of the rain song? ›

Running 7:39, this mellow tune has a wistful vibe, with Robert Plant singing about the changing emotions of love. He uses the seasons as a metaphor, starting with the springtime of his love and ending with the coldness of winter. Good times don't last forever, upon us all a little rain must fall.

Why does the rain call her eternal? ›

Rain is eternal because the origin is the rivers etc. from which clouds forms and rain comes to its place again . And this continues so it will not die and is eternal.

Why are the last two lines put within brackets the voice of the rain? ›

The last two lines are put within brackets because they do not form the voice of the rain or thepoet. They only contain a general observation made by the poet about the course of a song.

What is the best song Taylor Swift has ever written? ›

According to a report from Billboard, Simon's induction included a video montage, where Swift appeared on-screen and said she considered “You're So Vain” to be “the best song that's ever been written.” She also added, “That is the best way anyone has addressed a breakup, it's amazing.”

What's Taylor Swift's oldest song? ›

"Tim McGraw" is the debut single by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, who wrote it with Liz Rose for her self-titled debut album.

Who was Taylor Swift's first lover? ›

Lucas Till (March 2009-April 2009)

What song did Taylor wrote about Harry Styles? ›

In an interview in 2015, Swift addressed the turbulence of her relationship with Styles when discussing the inspiration of “Out of the Woods.” “The number one feeling I felt in the whole relationship was anxiety,” she said.

Did the Beatles discover James Taylor? ›

After recording his first demo tape, James' friend helped him get it into the hands of Peter Asher, a musician who had just signed on to work for the Beatles' new record label, Apple Records. After listening to James' demo, Peter arranged an audition with Paul McCartney and George Harrison.

Why is Taylor rewriting her music? ›

Swift is re-recording her earlier albums because this will allow her to own their masters — that is, the songs' original recordings. Owning her masters means Swift can control the way those particular versions of the songs are used, like granting permission for the music to appear in advertising.

Why is James Taylor so rich? ›

While little is known about James' wealthy family, it is thought that they own a business linked to sales engineering and that James might even take over one day. The reality star also works as a model when he isn't playing polo or occupying lavish London restaurants on the show.

Is James Taylor a Millionaire? ›

What is James Taylor's Net Worth? James Taylor is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has a net worth of $80 million. James Taylor is a five-time Grammy Award winner and one of the best-selling musicians of all time, with more than 100 million records sold worldwide.

Are Harry and Taylor friends? ›

And since then, the pair appear to be on good terms. Last year, the friendly exes were spotted chatting at the 2021 Grammys and Taylor was one of the first people to stand up and applaud for Harry when he received his first award for Best Pop Solo Performance.

Why are people moving to the triangle? ›

Making Moves

The Raleigh-Durham area is literally the #1 fastest growing real estate market in the country, according to the Urban Land Institute's 2021 “Emerging Trends in Real Estate” report. Not surprising, as people head south for warmer climes, increased job opportunities, and an overall better quality of life.

Where is the Golden Triangle in the USA? ›

The Golden Triangle references a region in North Mississippi encompassing Columbus, Starkville and West Point. Within a 15-mile radius the triangle includes three distinct communities, offering a cumulative area of prime development potential.

What are the 3 cities in the Golden Triangle? ›

The Golden Triangle is the most popular tourist route in India, and for very good reason. Delhi, Jaipur and Agra are three cities that capture your imagination and take you into the fascinating, decadent and passionate world of the Mughals and maharajas.

What were Charlie Daniels last words? ›

Daniels' last two tweets — posted Sunday (July 5) around 1PM CT — are a Bible verse and a personal prayer. The former, John 14:27, reads, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."

Is Kenny Rogers alive or dead? ›

Is Charlie Rich from Arkansas? ›

Early life. Rich was born in Colt, Arkansas, to rural cotton farmers. He graduated from Consolidated High School in Forrest City, where he played saxophone in the band.

What is James Taylor's number one song? ›

History Highlight: Today in 1971, James Taylor went to No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart with the Carole King song "You've Got A Friend," (included on her album Tapestry and on Taylor's album Mud Slide Slim). The song would go on to win the 1971 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal male Performance and Song Of The Year.

Who wrote you've got a friend? ›

Written by Carole King, “You've Got a Friend” became the biggest and most popular hit for James Taylor, who was only twenty-three years old then. It was released as the first single off his 1971 album Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon, and it reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No.

What kind of music is James Taylor? ›

Singer-songwriter James Taylor creates music that combines folk, rock and pop sensibilities. Some of his hit songs include "Fire and Rain," "Mexico" and "Shower the People."

What was significant about singing in the rain? ›

The 1950's had seen an influx of films portraying the dark side of Hollywood, like Sunset Boulevard, so Singin' in the Rain provided a change of pace. Singin' in the Rain balanced both the cutthroat nature of “makin' it” in Hollywood, with the romantic ideas of success and stardom.

What is the purpose of singing in the rain? ›

Singin' in the Rain is a satire in which musical numbers not only are wedded smoothly to the plot but also further the theme: the mishaps of the transition to sound for both actors and technicians. It's a film about film history, and its musical numbers comply.

What did Jimi Hendrix say about Led Zeppelin? ›

In 2006, Vanilla Fudge drummer Carmine Appice remembered discussing Zeppelin with Hendrix and his less than favourable remarks. “Jimi Hendrix personally told me that he didn't like Zeppelin because they were like excess baggage and that they stole from everybody,” he explained.

What's Taylor Swift's salary? ›

Taylor Swift Net Worth 2023 Income

Taylor Swift has also appeared in commercials for brands such as Apple and Beats 1 Radio and she is one of the most influential female artists in the world. She earns $3 Million as an income which is again very huge.

Who owns Taylor songs? ›

In 2019, music executive Scooter Braun purchased the master rights to Taylor Swift's early albums after he acquired her former label, Big Machine Label Group. The move, which Swift called her “worst case scenario,” has led the pop star to re-record her music.

How much does Taylor Swift make a day? ›

26-year old and Vogue Australia November 2015 cover star, Taylor Swift has just earnt herself the title of highest-earning music star in the world after netting up to more than a million dollars a day this year.

What was the old man doing in the rhyme it's raining its pouring? ›

The old man is snoring, He bumped his head and went to bed, And couldn't get up in the morning.

What is the origin of its raining its pouring the old man is snoring? ›

The poem is believed to originate in the United Kingdom, with the first known recorded instance being in the 1912 version of Little Mother Goose according to Wikipedia. The poem is sang to the melody of A Tisket, a Tasket, which was first recorded historically in 1879.

Who turned down its raining men? ›

"It's Raining Men" was a number-one dance hit in the United States, and reached the top ten in various other countries worldwide. The song was passed to American singers Diana Ross, Cher, and Barbara Streisand, all of whom rejected the song.

What is the meaning behind the song Daniel by Elton John? ›

“The story was about a guy that went back to a small town in Texas, returning from the Vietnam War. They'd lauded him when he came home and treated him like a hero. But he just wanted to go home, go back to the farm, and try to get back to the life that he'd led before.

Why did Springsteen write fire? ›

Bruce Springsteen envisioned "Fire" as a song which could be recorded by his idol Elvis Presley. It was written after Springsteen saw Presley perform at a May 28, 1977 concert at the Spectrum in Philadelphia. Springsteen said, "I sent [Elvis] a demo of it but he died before it arrived."

What's the full meaning of song? ›

: a short musical composition of words and music. : a collection of such compositions. 4. : a distinctive or characteristic sound or series of sounds (as of a bird, insect, or whale)

Why is Elton walking with a cane? ›

He previously explained how he was advised to seek surgery after physiotherapy and treatment failed to improve the situation. Elton said in a statement: 'At the end of my summer break I fell awkwardly on a hard surface and have been in considerable pain and discomfort in my hip ever since.


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