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10 Rainy Days Songs to Add to Your Music Therapy Repertoire

It looks like it might be a rainy couple of weeks here in Toronto, Ontario. Rain can take on a quite a few meanings for our clients. For children, it may mean the pure joy of catching raindrops in a bucket or splashing in puddles, for older adults living in senior care, it may mean they don't get the chance to get out for fresh air on the very rainy days. For others it may take on symbolic meanings such as rebirth, the washing away of the old, better things to come, or it may feel like a reflection of one's inner world.

We hope you enjoy these 10 rainy day songs to add to your music therapy repertoire!

  1. Standing in the Rain - Al Green

Lyric: Write this down if you can

I'm a cold hard working man

See this guitar in my hand

I'm standing out here in the rain, hey

2. Singing in the Rain - Gene Kelly

Lyric: Let the stormy clouds chase

Everyone from the place

Come on with the rain

I have a smile on my face

3. Fire and Rain - James Taylor

Lyric: I've seen fire and I've seen rain

I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end

I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend

But I always thought that I'd see you again

4. Come Rain or Come Shine - Ray Charles

Lyric: I'm gonna love you, like no one loves you

Come rain or come shine

High as a mountain, deep as a river

Come rain or come shine

5. Falling Like Rain - Tina Turner

Lyric: I'm falling like rain

Oh I, I love ya, love ya, love ya

Falling like rain

Oh I, I'm coming down around ya

I will always think about you

6. No Rain - Blind Melon

Lyric: All I can say is that my life is pretty plain

I like watching the puddles gather rain

And all I can do

Is just pour some tea for two

And speak my point of view

But it's not sane

7. Have You Ever Seen the Rain - Creedance Clearwater Revival

Lyric: Someone told me long ago There's a calm before the storm I know It's been comin' for some time When it's over, so they say It'll rain a sunny day I know Shinin' down like water

8. Rain on Me - Lady Gaga, Arianna Grande

Lyric: It's coming down on me Water like misery It's coming down on me I'm ready, rain on me

9. Why Does it Always Rain on Me - Travis

Lyric: Why does it always rain on me?

Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?

Why does it always rain on me?

Even when the sun is shinning I can't avoid the lightning

10. Rainy Days and Mondays - The Carpenters

Lyric: What I've got they used to call the blues

Nothin' is really wrong

Feelin' like I don't belong

Walkin' around

Some kind of lonely clown

Rainy days and Mondays always get me down


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