WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN

Live 23 Jul 2012 version


[Spoken intro:] We're sorry we're a little late. We were waiting for everybody to get in. (Addressing Roy Bittan) Go ahead.

Long as I remember the rain's been coming down
Clouds of mystery pouring, yeah confusion on the ground
Well good men through the ages, they try to find the sun
And I wonder, still I wonder, who'll stop the rain

Yeah went down Virginia seeking shelter from the storm
I caught up in the fable, yeah we'd watch the tower grow
Yeah five year plans and new deals, well wrapped in golden chains
And I wonder, still I wonder, who'll stop the rain

Heard the singers playing, yeah the crowd cheered for more
The crowd they'd rush together, yeah trying to keep warm
Still the rain kept falling, falling through the years
And I wonder, still I wonder, who'll stop the rain

[Spoken outro:] Good evening Bergen.


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 23 Jul 2012 performance of WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN at Koengen in Bergen, Norway, during the Wrecking Ball Tour. The song was the show opener and was played in a unique arrangement featuring Springsteen on vocals (without a guitar) accompanied only by Roy Bittan on piano.

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 11 Apr 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 [Live 26 Jul 2016 version]
WHO'll STOP THE RAIN [Live 18 Feb 2017 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Original Creedence Clearwater Revival version]

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