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Rain imagery when it is OK
Just in case you were thinking i had something against rain, I don't. I mean, I am from Vancouver, and I have rain in my blood, they say. Want proof?
I have no desire whatsoever to revoke the poetic license of the following artists. I really like these songs, for example, and they ALL have rain in them.

"He's got the oil on his chain, for a ride in the rain
No baloney
Ride around on my bicycle like a pony
I'm waving hi, hi, hi, hi, hi
Gu-gu-gu-Gimme a scream
Give me, give me the theme
Of Tony"
-Pixies

"Buckets of rain
Buckets of tears
Got all them buckets comin' out of my ears.
Buckets of moonbeams in my hand,
I got all the love, honey baby,
You can stand."


The lyrics are a bit bombastic, perhaps, but i am forgiving when it comes to one of my favorite songs, Dylan's Visions of Johanna: "Ain't it just like the night to play tricks when you're tryin' to be so quiet?
We sit here stranded, though we're all doin' our best to deny it
And Louise holds a handful of rain, temptin' you to defy it
Lights flicker from the opposite loft
In this room the heat pipes just cough
The country music station plays soft
But there's nothing, really nothing to turn off
Just Louise and her lover so entwined
And these visions of Johanna that conquer my mind."


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