Eliat inspires a rain song

By Simon Round, April 4, 2008

If you assumed that the miserablist Travis anthem Why Does it Always Rain on Me? referred to a particularly soggy winter’s afternoon in the band’s native city of Glasgow, think again.

According to a piece on Israel Army Radio, the song was written in Eilat, when the singer, Fran Healy, was on holiday there and was caught in a heavy downpour.

Rain in Eilat? In the words of another band, Crowded House, he must have brought the weather with him.

Interestingly, when Travis took the stage to play the song at the Glastonbury festival in 1999, at the end of a dry afternoon, there was a deluge.

We know who to turn to if there is a drought this summer.

Last updated: 12:42pm, June 4 2008