Sep 17, 2010

Nikos Deja Vu - Love Reign O'er Me... [HQ]

Nikos Deja Vu - Love Reign O'er Me...

A bit of History:

Love, Reign o'er Me" is a song by the English rock band The Who. Written by guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend, "Love, Reign o'er Me" was released on October 23, 1973 as the second single from the band's sixth studio album and second rock opera, Quadrophenia (1973).
It is the final song on the album, and has been a concert staple for years. It peaked at number 76 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 54 on Cash Box.
"Love, Reign o'er Me" was written by guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend. "Love, Reign o'er Me", along with "Is It in My Head?" from Quadrophenia, date back to 1972. Both songs were originally intended to be part of the unreleased autobiographical album, Rock Is Dead—Long Live Rock!, which later evolved into Quadrophenia.
"Love, Reign o'er Me" concerns the main character of Quadrophenia, Jimmy, having a personal crisis and stealing a boat to go off to a small island. With nothing left to live for, he finds a spiritual redemption in pouring rain. As Townshend described the song:
(It) refers to Meher Baba's one time comment that rain was a blessing from God; that thunder was God's Voice. It's another plea to drown, only this time in the rain. Jimmy goes through a suicide crisis. He surrenders to the inevitable, and you know, you know, when it's over and he goes back to town he'll be going through the same shit, being in the same terrible family situation and so on, but he's moved up a level. He's weak still, but there's a strength in that weakness. He's in danger of maturing.

The Lyrics:

Only love
Can make it rain
The way the beach is kissed by the sea.
Only love
Can make it rain
Like the sweat of lovers
Laying in the fields.

Love, reign oer me.
Love, reign oer me, rain on me.

Only love
Can bring the rain
That makes you yearn to the sky.
Only love
Can bring the rain
That falls like tears from on high.

Love reign oer me.

On the dry and dusty road
The nights we spend apart alone
I need to get back home to cool cool rain.
The nights are hot and black as ink
I cant sleep and I lay and I think
Oh god, I need a drink of cool cool rain...

Such a beautiful song...

Nikos Deja Vu