Bowling With No Panties

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Thursday, November 16, 2006

The Most Depressingly Realistic Song Ever About Love/Marriage

I was meandering around a large discount chain store that's taking over the Universe the other week and found myself browsing CDs...and I came across this gem:Casey Kasem Presents: America's Top Ten Hits: 1970s The Singer/Songwriters. Right up my alley.

It's got it all: Jim Croce, Lobo, "The Year of the Cat", "Summer Breeze", all the songs that were on the AM radio I'd listen to as a kid, the songs my COOL Uncle would play.

I think this falls under the "uncool total nostalgia" section in my CD collection but that's my FAVORITE section.

This song, by Carly Simon, is one of the highlights, I love it, but GOD is it depressing. They just don't write them like this anymore.

My father sits at night with no lights onHis cigarette glows in the dark.
The living room is still;
I walk by, no remark.

I tiptoe past the master bedroom where
My mother reads her magazines.
I hear her call sweet dreams,
But I forgot how to dream.

But you say it's time we moved in together
And raised a family of our own, you and me -
Well, that's the way I've always heard it should be:
You want to marry me, we'll marry.

My friends from college they're all married now;
They have their houses and their lawns.
They have their silent noons,
Tearful nights, angry dawns.
Their children hate them for the things they're not;
They hate themselves for what they are-
And yet they drink, they laugh,
Close the wound, hide the scar.

But you say it's time we moved in together
And raised a family of our own, you and me -
Well, that's the way I've always heard it should be
You want to marry me, we'll marry.

You say we can keep our love alive
Babe - all I know is what I see -
The couples cling and claw
And drown in love's debris.
You say we'll soar like two birds through the clouds,
But soon you'll cage me on your shelf -
I'll never learn to be just me first
By myself.

Well O.K., it's time we moved in together
And raised a family of our own, you and me -
Well, that's the way I've always heard it should be,
You want to marry me, we'll marry,
We'll marry.

1 Comments:

  • At 4:24 AM, Blogger Maulleigh said…

    I kind of agree and always have: even when I was going through brides magazines the "bad" stuff always way outweighed the "good." It would have to take some prince charming indeed to get me to sign over 50% of my money. Indeed.

     

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