Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Rebel Black Dot Autobiographical Song o' the Day

Paul Simon, "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" via iTunes (from Still Crazy After All These Years) (The Last Angry Man)

Commentary: Enough of this girlfriend malarkey! I hate being leashed to my mobile phone, I miss being single, & when—not if—I break her heart into a thousand shattered pieces to be free, well, she was fairly warned; she'll have no one to blame but herself. If I'm the villain in all this, so be it.
"'The problem is all inside your head,' she said to me,
'The answer is easy if you take it logically,
I'd like to help you in your struggle to be free,
There must be fifty ways to leave your lover.'

"She said, 'It's really not my habit to intrude,
Furthermore I hope my meaning won't be lost or misconstrued,
But I'll repeat myself, at the risk of being crude:
There must be fifty ways to leave your lover'…"

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