Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Song Analysis: When Will The Rain Come?

This particular entity was issued on a Fontana 45-RPM as the B-side of the top-10 hit LOVE IS ALL AROUND by The Troggs.

The lyrics strongly hint at a catastrophic world-wide drought that virtually eliminates all life forms on earth, except for an apparent "last man on earth" who's making a first person account of the events transpiring all around him.

It's actually quite fitting for a group like The Troggs to handle a song like this as their gritty, direct, "no-nonsense" style best conveys an apocalyptic demeanor, essential for being convincing on the song's subject matter.

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