Thursday, July 10, 2008

Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover?

You know that song by Paul Simon, Fifty Ways to Leave your Lover? Well, I was listening to that song recently. Here is the refrain:

"Just slip out the back, Jack.
Make a new plan, Stan.
You don't need to be coy, Roy.
Just get yourself free.
Hop on the bus, Gus.
You don't need to discuss much!
Just drop off the key, Lee,
And get yourself free."

But, if you look at it, that's really only five ways to leave your lover. And, to be honest, two of them are more like guidelines than actual rules. But, I guess "Three Ways and Two Guidelines on How to Leave Your Lover" is not a catchy title.

1 comment:

  1. To me, the title of the song doesn't refer to the lyrics of only that song, but all Paul Simon songs. For example, in Celicia - "I got up to wash me face, when I come back to bad someone's taken my place." That's another of the 50 ways, "Wait for your lover to wash his face." It's a puzzle to find all 50 in all Paul Simon songs, I think he did it to sell more albums.