FCS Daily Music Video – ‘I Can’t Stand the Rain’ (Anne Peebles) Glinnis Grace

Anne Peebles


The song was written by Ann Peebles, her partner (and later husband) Don Bryant, and DJ Bernard “Bernie” Miller in 1973:

One evening in Memphis in 1973, soul singer Ann Peebles was meeting friends, including her partner, Hi Records staff writer Don Bryant, to go to a concert. Just as they were about to set off, the heavens opened and Peebles snapped: “I can’t stand the rain.” As a professional songwriter in constant need of new material, Bryant was used to plucking resonant phrases out of the air. So he sat down at the piano and started riffing on the theme, weaving in ideas from Peebles and local DJ Bernie Miller. The song was finished that night 


Glennis Grace is a Dutch singer.

Lyrics at end

I can’t stand the rain ‘gainst my window
Bringing back sweet memories
Hey windowpane, do you remember?
How sweet it used to be

When we was together
Everything was so grand
Now that we’ve parted
There’s just one sound that I just can’t stand

I can’t stand the rain ‘gainst my window
Bringing back sweet memories
I can’t stand the rain ‘gainst my window
‘Cause he’s not here with me

Alone with the pillow
Where his head used to lay
I know you’ve got some sweet memories
But like a window you ain’t got nothin’ to say

I can’t stand the rain ‘gainst my window
Bringing back sweet memories
I can’t stand the rain
Against my window
Just keeps on haunting me
Hey rain, get off my window
Because he’s not here my me


Don Matthews
July 2021




Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

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