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Ross: Praising the rain through a series of songs

Oct 21, 2022, 8:42 AM | Updated: 9:25 am
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This is literally a watershed moment.

We are on the cusp of what may go down as the most anticipated minor weather system in Seattle history.

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A slight change in the wind patterns later today will bring us – with any luck – some rain.


Usually, we either joke about the rain or complain about it, but this time, we are desperate for it.

I wanna know – have you ever seen the rain…”

Well, this year, not since June… we usually look forward to the dry summers, but this one has reminded us it can get too dry.

I know to you it may sound strange but I wish it would rain. ‘Cause so badly I wanna go outside, everyone knows that a man ain’t supposed to cry, listen.”

…But even big strong masculine men found themselves tearing up under the red sun. And it’s changed everything. Usually, when summer ends – there’s a sadness that starts right after Labor Day…

Here comes the rain again …falling on my head like a new emotion.”

Yeah! Here comes the gloom. Rain was associated with depression and seasonal affective disorder.

How often have you wished summer would never end? How many of you now regret ever wishing that?

Rain. On. Me.”

That’s what I’m hearing now – sure we may have complained about the old normal, but the new normal is way too much like California, and we have learned our lesson.


And yes we know it will make the roads slippery… but we are going to be very careful, we are going to slow down, observe a safe following distance, and if something should go wrong.

Blame it on the rain

Blame it on the rain

Blame it on the stars(that shine at night)

–WHAT-ever you do

Don’t put the blame on you

Blame it on the rain, yeah, yeah

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Ross: Praising the rain through a series of songs