The song charted highest in Canada, reaching number 1 on the 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 War , with the "rain" being a metaphor for bombs falling from the sky. In an interview, Fogerty stated that the song was written about the fact that they were on the top of the charts, and had surpassed all of their wildest expectations of fame and fortune.
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 up in October the following year after the release of the album Mardi Gras. In a literal sense the song describes a sunshower such in 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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