You said you would be here when it rained

from Common (Ft. Lauryn Hill) – Retrospect for Life Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Rain in this example is a metaphor for crying (sadness), tears falling like rain. A cloudy day can be depressing for people because the lack of sunlight can dampen the brains circadian (light/dark) cycle used for wake/sleep cycles. Rain (crying) is associated with clouds (depression/sadness).

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