SLS: Rain

Walking dog in rain with umbrella
Image credit to Leonid Afremov at DeviantArt

I’m only happy when it rains
I’m only happy when it’s complicated
And though I know you can’t appreciate it
I’m only happy when it rains

Thanks go out to Jim Adams for hosting Song Lyric Sunday. For today’s theme, I chose “Only Happy When It Rains” by Garbage. This song falls into the alternative rock category and was written by Garbage for their 1995 self-titled debut studio album. It’s actually a satire of the angst-ridden themes prevalent in alternative rock lyrics during that era. OHWIR was Garbage’s breakthrough track in the UK and also did well in the US, following their success with “Queer,” another single from the album. MTV made OHWIR one of their “Buzz Bin” songs, which allowed it to cross over into the Top 40 and spend 20 weeks on the Hot 100 chart.

You know I love it when the news is bad
Why it feels so good to feel so sad?
I’m only happy when it rains

Pour your misery down
Pour your misery down on me
Pour your misery down
Pour your misery down on me

Garbage band members are Duke Erikson, Shirley Manson, Steve Marker, and Butch Vig. Over the years, the band broke up and reunited, putting out several new albums through the 2000’s. The last album they dropped was No Gods No Masters in 2021.

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19 responses to “SLS: Rain

  1. Great choice I do like this song πŸ’œ

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  2. Great song Paula with a very strange video.

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  3. Good find! Haven’t heard this song before.

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  4. Quite possibly Garbage’s best track. Great song choice.

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  5. One of the songs from my list. Excellent choice!πŸ₯³πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸŽΆ
    Ironically, it’s been raining off and on here in the San Diego area todayπŸ˜‚
    Are you guys getting it too?

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  6. That’s a great tune and a catchy one also.

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  7. I don’t remember ever hearing this one, and am not familiar with the band, but have heard of them. I really like this one! πŸ™‚

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  8. My daughter is a huge fan of Garbage. (The band, that is.)

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