Album version 2:38 Instrumental 2000

Liner notes

"…No-one remembers as I do
how each word of love you gave was true.
So often do I dream of you
so my heart is not alone.

Can dreams be found
when the sun comes again?
Tears still fall down
in a day without rain…"

Originally we thought this track to be a song and began writing lyrics. However as work on the music progressed it became clear that it wanted to be an instrumental. The lyrics, although incomplete, are given here. We did however keep one of the lines as the title of the track.
notes by Roma Ryan
Only Time: The Collection, 2002

Quotes about the song

"I like to start my day by going for a walk," says Enya, "and on the particular day I went to the studio to write the title track, I said to Roma Ryan, ‘A day without rain — it wasn’t raining today’. I thought, ‘What a great title’. When you look through the window, it’s very much open to the individual for a great deal of interpretation."
Stage Beckons Enya, The Press, 2001

Enya: "It refers to the mood of a particularly peaceful day. We do get a lot of rain in Ireland, in all seasons. We had had a run of days where it had done nothing but rain, then one day the sun came out. It was then that I wrote the title track, so what else could I call it?"
Seasonal Return of Enya, Coventry Evening Telegraph, 2000