Johnny Nash (1940-2020)

Another loss to add to the other losses in this past week… Johnny Nash passes away at 80 years old.

https://variety.com/2020/music/news/johnny-nash-dead-singer-i-can-see-clearly-now-1234795224/

One of the best feel-good songs of all time. The reggae-influenced I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash. The song peaked at #1 in the Billboard 100, #1 in Canada and #5 in the UK in 1972. The song was written by Johnny Nash and a hit again for Jimmy Cliff in 1993.

It’s one of the first songs I remember.

I Can See Clearly Now

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone,
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-Shiny day.

I think I can make it now, the pain is gone
All of the bad feelings have disappeared
Here is the rainbow I’ve been prayin’ for
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-Shiny day.

Look all around, there’s nothin’ but blue skies
Look straight ahead, nothin’ but blue skies

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone,
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-Shiny day.

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

19 thoughts on “Johnny Nash (1940-2020)”

  1. I used this song in my second book when the giant was sitting on top of Noah’s arc and the rain finally ceased, the clouds rolled away and the sun shone brilliantly again. The giant started singing, “I’m singing because there is no more rain, what a glorious feeling, I’m happy again. Listen the rain has finally stopped, it is no longer pouring down. I am safe up here on top of the ark and I will never drown. It has stopped raining, it is no longer pouring, but I can still hear Noah snoring. He slept so good that he didn’t get up in the morning. Rain, rain has gone away although it might come back on another day. It rained last night and the night before, Oh it ain’t gonna rain no more, oh it ain’t gonna rain no more. The dark clouds that made the rain go away. It is going to be a sun shining bright beautiful day.”

    Liked by 2 people

    1. No…but I should have mentioned him in this post.
      Yea last week Mac Davis and Helen Ready…also baseball pitcher Bob Gibson.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s