Posted by James Briggs on June 17, 2003
In Reply to: Demonic song posted by R.Berg on June 16, 2003
: : : I have heard this phrase and that it either means that an
: : : angel is letting you know they are there for you,or that someone important in your life that has passed away is trying to let you they are there for you or they are o.k..
: : : Does anyone know what it is supposed to symbolize?
: : : I would like to be more clear on this and whether it is against the teachings of the bible. What is your opinion?
: : : Donna
: : It's from a song lyric that sounds suspiciously like demonic possession to me:
: : (Ev'ry time it rains, it rains)?Pennies from heaven
: : (Don'tcha know each cloud contains)?Pennies from heaven?
: : (You'll find you fortune fallin') All over town
: : (Be sure that your umbrella) Is upside down
: : Trade them for a package of sunshine and flowers
: : If you want the things you love you must have showers
: : (So when you hear it thunder) Don't run under a tree
: : There'll be pennies from heaven for you and for me
: : But then I researched the bible extensively, and found no references to "pennies" at all, so I suppose you can sing it without fear of eternal damnation.
: Donna, Bob is teasing you about this song and about your beliefs. It's a harmless song about optimism. It has nothing to do with angels or demons or messages supposedly sent from dead people. It means "Everything has a good side." If you're caught in a rainstorm, enjoy it. The only symbolism I see in those lyrics is that rainfall sometimes represents crying.
I've always regarded the 'pennies' as the pattern that raindrops make in puddles - a bonus given by rain.