The Rainbow Connection

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?

posted 19 October 2009 in Tasty Bits and tagged , , . 1 comment

One Comment Thus Far on The Rainbow Connection

  1. Chris M. Says:

    His Erasure-era “We can make love, not war/And live at peace in our hearts” is equally fluffy-headed.

    Maybe the guy has a secret sideline writing aphorisms for sixth graders’ Trapper Keepers?

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