"Aubrey" as written by and David Gates....
And Aubrey was her name,
A not so very ordinary girl or name
But who's to blame?
For a love that wouldn't bloom
For the hearts that never played in tune
Like a lovely melody that everyone can sing,
Take away the words that rhyme it doesn't mean a thing

And Aubrey was her name
We tripped the light and danced together to the moon,
But where was June
No it never came around
If it did it never made a sound,
Maybe I was absent or was listening too fast,
Catching all the words, but then the meaning going past,

But God I miss the girl,
And I'd go a thousand times around the world just to be
Closer to her than to me

And Aubrey was her name,
I never knew her, but I loved her just the same,
I loved her name
Wish that I had found the way
And the reasons that would make her stay
I have learned to lead a life apart from all the rest
If I can't have the one I want, I'll do without the best

But how I miss the girl
And I'd go a million times around the world just to say
She had been mine for a day


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"Aubrey" as written by David Gates

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, DAVID GATES D/B/A KIPAHULU MUSIC

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    My InterpretationI've loved this song since I was a teen (when it came out) and I have always felt it was the musings of a boy who fell in love with a girl simply because he thought her name was beautiful.

    My take is that he may or may not have actually known/talked to her, but they never were 'together.'

    Call me crazy, but there were songs (and guys like me) who could make you fall in love with a girl simply because she had a pretty name: 'Melissa' by the Allman Brothers, 'Juniper' by Donovan, etc.

    Funny thing is, I'm a writer working on a novel. It's about a guy who falls in love with a woman who is 8 months pregnant. He is with her long enough to see the baby born but then things don't work out for them.

    It's all pretty autobiographical, and guess what? The girl's name is Aubrey and the baby is named Melissa :)
    jimmiLon September 03, 2012   Link

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