"It Will Rain" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Breaking Dawn single is melodramatic but OK for fans.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

The song is about having a hard time letting go of someone; the mood is very brooding and melodramatic and could encourage angsty rumination.

Positive role models

There's a line about needing painkillers to ease the heartache of a breakup.


One reference to hurting yourself for love: "I'll pick up these broken pieces 'til I'm bleeding if that'll make it right."

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Single is from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 Soundtrack.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

One mention of using morphine to relieve pain.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "It Will Rain," the first single from the new The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 soundtrack, is a fairly clean single, with no profanity or extremely mature content. That said, the song includes a few edgy lyrics about needing morphine to dull the pain of a failed relationship, as well as a figurative reference to picking up the broken pieces of a relationship until you "bleed." Overall, though, the tune is fine for fans of the movie franchise.

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Kids say

What's the story?

"IT WILL RAIN" is the first single from the soundtrack for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1. The ballad was written by The Smeezingtons -- a songwriting trio consisting of hot pop/R&B singing star Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, and Ari Levine -- and has a brooding, moody tone. It's about a man who's despondent at the thought of losing his lover.

Is it any good?


Mars is an interesting choice for this soundtrack: Known for his more mass-appeal, radio-friendly pop hits, his style is a departure from the previous Twilight soundtracks, which have included darker indie-rock sounds. Mars tries to fit this more melodramatic mold with his mopey ballad, but the end result ends up droning on rather than hitting home.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why the Twilight producers would choose Bruno Mars to contribute a song to this soundtrack.The soundtracks for previous Twilight movies have featured indie-focused artists like Vampire Weekend and Sia. Does Mars' pop/R&B style fit with the Twilight motif? Why or why not?

  • Name some other acts you'd like to hear on the Breaking Dawn soundtrack. How do they fit the movie's mood and story?

Music details

Artist:Bruno Mars
Release date:October 10, 2011
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 12 years old Written byscaregirl<33 November 1, 2011

Great, clean, but dont agree with the review

This album is great! I don't agree with the part about the song causing "angsty ruminition" Do all songs have to be cheerful and positive??? I like hhappy songs, and I also like sad songs. Hearing a sad song won't make a teen kill themselves, but the mood of the song is gloomy and romantic so it is supposed to strike a sad emotion to you!

Teen, 16 years old Written byshanno15 November 21, 2011

Better than most new singers out nowadays

The point of this song is a young man trying so hard to make somthing of himself and please the love of his lifes parents so they accept him! Beautiful song with lyrics that truly come from the heart. Bruno Mars has a gorgeous voice too so check him out!

What other families should know
Great messages
Kid, 11 years old Written bybookworm456 November 14, 2011

Bruno Mars! :]

Beautiful song! I love B.M! Good, Clean, and Catchy song about love.

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Too much violence
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking


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