WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN

Live 26 Jun 1993 version


Well long as I remember the rain's been falling down
Clouds of mystery falling, confusion on the ground
Yeah good men through the ages, they try to find some sun
But still I wonder, still I wonder, who'll stop the rain
Yeah!

Well I went down Virginia seeking shelter from the storm
Got caught up in the fable, we watched the tower grow
Yeah Bobby planned a new deal, oh wrapped in golden chains
Yeah Lord I wonder, still I wonder, who'll stop the rain
Go!

(Woo hoo hoo, woo hoo hoo)

Heard the singers singing now, yeah how we cheered for more
The crowd had rushed together, they're just trying to keep warm
Yeah but still the rain kept falling, kept falling through the years
And I wonder, Lord I wonder, who'll stop the rain
Go!


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 26 Jun 1993 performance of WHO'll STOP THE RAIN at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY, during the World Tour 1992-1993. The song was played in a full-band arrangement.

Ticket stub for the 26 Jun 1993 show at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
Ticket stub for the 26 Jun 1993 show at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
(Taken from Brucebase)

The 26 Jun 1993 Show

The 26 Jun 1993 show at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY, was the last of the World Tour 1992-1993. Billed as "Kristen Ann Carr Fund Benefit Concert", it raised money for the Kristen Ann Carr Fund.

Kristen Ann Carr (1971 - 1993) was the daughter of Barbara Carr, Bruce Springsteen's co-manager, and the stepdaughter of Dave Marsh, Carr's husband since Kristen was three years old and Springsteen's official biographer. Kristen died on 06 Jan 1993 at the age of twenty-one due to liposarcoma, a rare form of cancer that arises in fat cells in deep soft tissue. At her request, Dave Marsh, Barbara Carr, Kristen's sister Sasha, and Kristen's fiancé Michael Solomon founded the Kristen Ann Carr Fund. The fund is an organization dedicated to supporting research in the treatment and cure of sarcoma, as well as improving the lives of adolescents and young adults with cancer.

The summer before her death, Kristen and Solomon worked on the European leg of Springsteen's world tour, organizing bar trips and sightseeing expeditions for his new band. The couple had planned to use Springsteen's IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND as their wedding song, but Springsteen and his wife, Patti Scialfa, wound up singing it at her funeral. Springsteen's 26 Jun 1993 concert at Madison Square Garden was a benefit for The Kristen Ann Carr Fund. The concert raised more than $1.5 million for the fund from ticket sales and donations.

About the concert (from the concert program)
About the concert (from the concert program)

The fund has been sustained via auctions and events; Springsteen has donated signed guitars, tour jackets, and other memorabilia. For more information about the charity, visit the Kristen Ann Carr Sarcoma Forum website.

  1. LONESOME VALLEY [with Joe Ely]
  2. DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
  3. MANSION ON THE HILL
  4. THIS HARD LAND
  5. BETTER DAYS
  6. LUCKY TOWN
  7. ATLANTIC CITY
  8. 57 CHANNELS (AND NOTHIN' ON)
  9. BADLANDS
  10. MANY RIVERS TO CROSS [with Terence Trent D'Arby]
  11. MY HOMETOWN
  12. LEAP OF FAITH
  13. MAN'S JOB
  14. ROLL OF THE DICE - EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY TO LOVE
  15. BLINDED BY THE LIGHT
  16. SETTLE FOR LOVE [with Joe Ely]
  17. BECAUSE THE NIGHT
  18. BRILLIANT DISGUISE [with Patti Scialfa]
  19. HUMAN TOUCH [with Patti Scialfa]
  20. THE RIVER
  21. SOULS OF THE DEPARTED
  22. WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN
  23. I HAVE FAITH IN THESE DESOLATE TIMES [with Terence Trent D'Arby]
  24. JOLE BLON [with Terence Trent D'Arby]
  25. LIGHT OF DAY
  26. JUMPIN' JACK FLASH [with Terence Trent D'Arby]
  27. IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [with Soozie Tyrell]
  28. BORN TO RUN
  29. GLORY DAYS
  30. ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD
  31. BOBBY JEAN
  32. FOLLOW THAT DREAM

Available Versions

List of available versions of WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN on this website:

WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 18 Dec 1980 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 31 Dec 1980 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 20 Aug 1981 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 22 Sep 1984 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 12 Jan 1993 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 16 May 1993 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 24 Jun 1993 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 26 Jun 1993 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 26 Jun 1999 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 28 Jun 2003 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 02 Aug 2008 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 04 Jun 2009 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 02 Jun 2012 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 23 Jul 2012 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 15 Aug 2012 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 26 May 2013 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 01 Feb 2014 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Original Creedence Clearwater Revival version]

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