In David Bowie’s song Five Years, he sings ‘It was cold and it rained so I felt like an actor’. I think I understand what he means here. I’m sure we’ve all had moments where it’s been raining and we picture ourselves as the hero of some great romance or drama.
Later, when we’ve been in the rain for a bit, we realise that actually we’re just wet and cold and pathetic.
Standing in the rain
Windswept turns to pitiful
As the rose tint fades