"Armistice Day" as written by and Paul Simon....
On Armistice Day
The Philharmonic will play
But the songs that we sing
Will be sad
Shufflin' brown tunes
Hanging around

No long drawn blown out excuses
Were made
When I needed a friend she was there
Just like an easy chair

Armistice Day
Armistice Day
That's all I really wanted to say

Oh I'm weary from waiting
In Washington D.C,
I'm coming to see my Congressman
But he's avoiding me
Weary from waiting down in Washington D.C.

Oh Congresswoman
Won't you tell that Congressman
I've waited such a long time
I've about waited all I can
Oh Congresswoman
Won't you tell that Congressman


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"Armistice Day" as written by Paul Simon

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    General CommentWhat? No comments? I was hoping to make some sense out of this one. Maybe the congressman is just "the man," or the government. He's sick and tired of waiting for the government to do anything, and so he should be. They aren't going to do anything that's of any use to anyone. Maybe the girl like the easychair is someone he really could depend on (whoever she may be), but certainly not the government.

    Let us depend on real people, or better yet, only ourselves to make us truly happy.

    Ok, I know that's probably way off what the true meaning is, but I thought I'd give it a good college try.
    snugbug79on January 09, 2009   Link

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