Grayson Erhard’s song begins, chugging along like an engine, and then morphs into a melody that sways and whirls, like a hot breeze streaming through a car window.
I found his voice willowy and unsettling, which mimics the disconnect between his subject matter: nature and machines. The song’s story is told from the point of view of someone looking out a car window, they are stuck in the machine but they feel enveloped by nature.
Sunshines on you. Feel like its rain. Water from heaven. Aint as bad as where we came
The sunshine is thick on the car’s driver, and because of his mood he doesn’t allow it to uplift him, he treats it with the same sourness he would treat rain. He than reasons with himself that rain is not so bad actually, referring to it as “water from heaven.” This shows optimism coming through from the driver.
The rest of the song embodies this optimism, as Greyson encourages audiences to look at the bright side of things, to relax, and power through their problems in life. By evoking the imagery of clouds and rain, he also harkens to silver linings.
He continues to describe the nature around him, “Mountains painted. Sunset. Standing in silence” In this line he uses the descriptions of “standing” and “silence” while describing nature, which contrasts with the noise and movement of his car.
He continues to sing:
Doing what we said. Even though when we drive it’s raining. Want you to know. The journey is still entertaining
Here he continues to advocate for positivity, and even ropes in the idea of mindfulness. He wants to pay attention to the journey, the here and now. He is hoping to forget his past and live in the moment.
He sings –
Please do not worry, it will pass, shrug it off, pain never lasts
He is look for happiness in the rain that surrounds him, and he is looking for goodness in the gloom that follows him.
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