It took me a long time to notice this lyric, from Depeche Mode’s “Just Can’t Get Enough”:
Just like a rainbow, you know you set me free
Now, Vince Clarke has always been a goofy guy, but this is extra-silly. This is not one of the things that rainbows are traditionally good for! “Just like a rainbow, you lead me to a pot of gold,” sure. “Just like a rainbow, you take me to Asgard, home of the Norse gods,” okay, fine. Even “Just like a rainbow, you spruce up a thirteen-year-old girl’s bedroom or a Mariah Carey album cover,” I could live with that. But since when did a rainbow set anybody free?