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    Hi, I was just listening to a song from Marillion named Sugar Mice, I love this song, and there are some parts I can not understand, I guess they are English expressions, and since I'm Spanish it's a bit hard to get the meaning.

    I dont understand the following expressions:

    - sugar mice in the rain
    - Daddy took a raincheck
    - clutching at straws

    It would be great someone could help me with this, I'll really appreciate.

    Tx in advance


    Here are the lyrics, maybe the meaning depends of the context.



    I was flicking through the channels on the tv
    On a sunday in milwaukee in the rain
    Trying to piece together conversations
    Trying to find out where to lay the blame

    But when it comes right down to it theres no use trying to pretend
    For when it gets right down to it theres no one here thats left to blame
    Blame it on me, you can blame it on me
    Were just sugar mice in the rain

    I heard sinatra calling me through the floorboards
    Where you pay a quarter for a partnership in rhyme
    To the jukebox crying in the corner
    While the waitress is counting out the time

    For when it comes right down to it theres no use trying to pretend
    For when it gets right down to it theres no one really left to blame
    Blame it on me, you can blame it on me
    Were just sugar mice in the rain

    cause I know what I feel, know what I want I know what I am
    Daddy took a raincheck
    Cos I know what I want, know what I feel I know what I need
    Daddy took a raincheck, your daddy took a raincheck
    Aint no one in here thats left to blame but me
    Blame it on me, blame it on me

    Well the toughest thing that I ever did was talk to the kids on the phone
    When I heard them asking questions I knew that that you were all alone
    Cant you understand that the government left me out of work
    I just couldnt stand the looks on their faces saying, what a jerk

    So if you want my address its number one at the end of the bar
    Where I sit with the broken angels clutching at straws and nursing our scars
    Blame it on me, blame it on me
    Sugar mice in the rain
    Your daddy took a raincheck, your daddy took a raincheck

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    I haven't heard 'sugar mice in the rain', but they would presumably dissolve and get ruined.
    Clutch at straws- try things desperately, without much chance of succeeding
    Take a raincheck- defer something to a later date

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    Now it al make sense.

    Thanks a lot!

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