Don't Rain On My Parade

Music and lyrics by
Jule Styne and Bob Merrill

Don't tell me not to live, just sit and putter.
Life's candy and the sun's a ball of butter.
Don't bring around a cloud to rain on my parade.

Don't tell me not to fly. I’ve simply got to.
If someone takes a spill, it's me and not you.
Who told you you're allowed to rain on my parade?

Get ready for me, love, 'cause I'm a "comer".
I've simply got to march. My heart's a drummer.
Don't bring around a cloud to rain on my parade.

I'm gonna live and live now!
Get what I want. I know how!

One roll for the whole shebang!
One throw that bell will go clang!

Eye on the target and wham!
One shot, one gun shot and…

My parade. Don’t rain on my parade.

Get ready for me love, 'cause I'm a "comer".
I simply gotta march, my heart's a drummer.
Nobody, no, nobody,
is gonna rain on my parade.

While the line may have been used previously, DON'T RAIN ON MY PARADE brought the figurative phrase into common usage as an assertive statement that puts aside negative forces, naysayers and unsolicited criticism.

DON'T RAIN ON MY PARADE has become an assertive anthem that summons confidence and suspends hurtful insults.

We are all affected by external criticism, self-criticism and bullying. The effects of unmitigated negative comments may erode self-confidence and contribute to withdrawal, foundering and failure at school, at work and at home. Regaining confidence and building self-esteem and resilience widens the horizon for achieving successes.

Learn more about "Don't Rain On My Parade" and resilience.