It Was Beautiful, Too

My name is Sharon and I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. I currently live in its Bedford Stuyvesant section. I am a senior who loves music, and can’t imagine a world without it. I am also a swimmer. My passion is reading and writing poetry and stories. This story is dedicated to my oldest son, Shane.

I want to share one of the best times in my life, and the song that accompanied it, “In the Rain” by The Dramatics, which came out in 1971. 

One of the best times of my life was giving birth to my firstborn child, my son Shane. I was in Kings County Hospital in the labor room, about to have him. Although it was painful and I was struggling and screaming with pain, it was beautiful too. 

It was pouring rain outside that day and that song was playing in the nursing station: “In the Rain.” I remember the soothingness that came upon me when they placed him in my arms, and I came face to face with him. It was as if those earlier pains and the struggling never existed.

IN THE RAIN

By The Dramatics

I wanna go outside in the rain

It may sound crazy

But I wanna go outside in the rain

But I think I’m gonna cry

I don’t want you to see me cry

I wanna go outside in the rain

It may sound crazy

But I wanna go outside in the rain

Once the rain starts fallin’ on my face

You won’t see a single trace 

But the tears I’m cryin’

Because of you I’m cryin’ 

Don’t want you to see me cry

Let me go, let me go, let me go

In the rain

Once the sun comes out

And the rain is gone away

I know I’m gonna see a better day

But right now I think I’m cryin’ 

Because of you I’m cryin’ 

Don’t want you to see me cry 

Let me go, let me go, let me go

In the rain

It may sound crazy, I said it may sound crazy

But I wanna go outside in the rain

I wanna go outside, I wanna go outside 

I don’t want you to see me cry

I got to walk out the door, I can’t stand it no more

I got to go outside, yeah yeah

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