One reason I love songs is because they provide infinite wisdom.  But, like any religion or traffic law, there are exceptions.  Here are a few of those rare instances where lyrical advice should be ignored.

LYRIC – " If Your Happy and You Know It Clap Your Hands"

I am a strong believer in this one. If I win a prize, catch a fish, or kick a field goal, I know that I'm happy and I'm gonna clap it up. It feels good and it lets me express this goodness.

THE EXCEPTION
Staring at your niece midway through Grandpa's funeral cures your 5-year bout with impotence. Here you might want to hold back and just go with the mental clap.

LYRIC – " Blame it on the Rain"
Hey, your in a bad mood, you can't find your keys, and you just stubbed your toe – look outside! It must be the rain. Tough times and rain always seem to find each other, right? – It's a nice convenient excuse to relieve some stress – and it's kinda silly too – which keeps you young.