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Dear Dan Fogelberg,

What exactly is significant about the snow turning into rain? Are our hearts supposed to be so warmed by your tale of running into a woman you liked in school that we shift continental weather patterns?

Thanks in advance,



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Jun. 27th, 2006 08:14 pm (UTC)
As a fellow Genesis fan, I am obliged to point out that before we comment on anyone else's lyrics, we might want to notice that our houses are made of glass and giant hogweed.
Jun. 27th, 2006 09:06 pm (UTC)
I put that stuff in a whole different category...
Jun. 27th, 2006 08:28 pm (UTC)
laughing and smiling That kills me! Especially since I could immediately hear it in my head (A benefit of my otherwise seemingly useless memory for songs and lyrics.) Whenever I used to play the song on the radio back in my DJ days, I always thought it was sucky to have it change since snow is so much prettier. And this is from someone who loved the South since it snows so little there.

Answering for Dan (via Pontification): It's indicative of Winter, the season of reflection of memories and nostalgia, turning to Spring, the season of love.
Jun. 27th, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC)
My dad once held a mini-debate in our old stationwagon on the meaning of that one. Is the snow turning into rain a good thing, or a bad thing? Good, because it means things are warmer; bad, because, well, it's rain . . . And it's the holiday season, when you actually expect snow . . .

I argued that it was supposed to represent a thawing of the heart. People who thaw can feel again--which can also leave them in tears.
Jun. 28th, 2006 05:55 pm (UTC)
And that, my friends, is why she teaches. :D

Best explanation!!
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