The song charted highest in Canada, reaching number one on Have You Ever Seen The Rain - Various - Greatest & Latest Volumes 1 & 2 RPM national singles chart in March In the UK, it reached number It was the group's eighth gold-selling single.
Some have speculated that the song's lyrics are referencing the Vietnam Warwith the "rain" being a metaphor for bombs falling from the sky. They were rich and famous, but somehow all of the members of the band at the time were depressed and unhappy; thus the line "Have you ever seen the rain, coming down on a sunny day? The band split in October the following year after the release of the album Mardi Gras.
In a literal sense the song describes a sunshower such Off The Chain - Dino West - Aint No Limit To This Wolftown Gutta Music the lyric "It'll rain a sunny day" and the chorus "have you ever seen the rain Comin' down on a sunny day?
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