"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 to 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


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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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