Is Oran "Juice" Jones' "The Rain" The World's Greatest Love Song?

Once again, I have Old School 94.5 to thank for reminding me this song exists. Houston's own Oran "Juice" Jones apparently put out four albums from 1986-1997, but this song remains his crowning achievement, four and a half minutes of pure emotion.

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The I-caught-ya vibe of the song reaches its logical conclusion around the 2:25 mark, as Jones goes to confront his wandering woman, admitting he's followed her and her new "alley cat coat-wearing" man. He laments he bought her "blue diamonds" and a $3,700 lynx coat, but tells her he still has faith, because she is young and he believes in her.

"You without me is like a cornflake without the milk," he adds as he puts on a black silk robe, essentially telling his woman their days of soggy flakes have come to an end. (Single tear...)


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Carol
Carol

What happened to the song that followed the rain?  I cant remember who sang it but it was a woman and I thought it was called Answer to the Rain.  Maybe not though.  I've been trying to find it.  Can anyone help me?

RaynardEnt
RaynardEnt

ya'll follow my big bro @OranJuiceJones7:disqus 

Daily Reader
Daily Reader

I'm just a squirrel in this world trying to get a nut.

just sayin'
just sayin'

I always loved that song. "I gave you things that you couldnt even pronounce". Then he proceeds to do what many black people seem to do and pronounce jewelry as jury. Awesome. Close your mouth because your col' busted. Dont touch that coat.

Mixmaster
Mixmaster

This video almost made me spit-laugh my coffee, but then I remembered that I was wearing my $3700 lynx coat, so I composed myself. 

Nick R.
Nick R.

No further songs are required. 

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