"Sure Don't Feel Like Love" as written by and Paul Simon....
I registered to vote today
Felt like a fool
Had to do it anyway
Down at the high school
Thing about the second line
You know, felt like a fool?
People say it all the time
Even when it's true
So, who's that conscience sticking on the sole of my shoe?
Who's that conscience sticking on the sole of my shoe?
Cause it sure don't feel like love

A tear drop consists of electrolytes and salt
The chemistry of crying is not concerned with blame or fault
So, who's that conscience sticking on the sole of my shoe?
Who's that conscience sticking on the sole of my shoe?
'Cause it sure don't feel like love
How does it feel?
Feels like a threat
A voice in your head that you'd rather forget
No joke, no joke
You get sick from that unspoken
Sure don't feel like love
No joke, no joke
Some chicken and a corn muffin well that feels more like love

Yay! Boo!
Yay! Boo!

Wrong again, wrong again
Maybe I'm wrong again
Wrong again
Maybe I'm wrong again
Wrong again
I could be wrong again
I remember once in August 1993
I was wrong, and I could be wrong again
I remember one of my best friends turned enemy
So, I was wrong, and I could be wrong again
I remember once in a load-out, down in Birmingham
Yeah, but that didn't feel like love
Sure don't feel like, sure don't feel like, sure don't feel like love
Sure don't feel like, sure don't feel like, sure don't feel like love
It sure. Don't feel
Like love


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"Sure Don't Feel Like Love" as written by Paul Simon

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    General CommentThis is certainly one of the grooviest tracks on the album.

    Thematically, it reminds me of the Shakespearian sonnet in which a poet is attempting to write about the object of his affection's beauty, but can find no words to describe it. The poet assumes his credibility would be questioned ("This poet lies! Such heavenly faces never touched earthly...)

    Love is indescribable. I can't tell you what love feels like, but I can definately tell you what love DOESN'T feel like.

    I believe this is what Simon is getting at here. Throughout the song, he takes us through the a pretty large spectrum of human emotion, describing its experience - the "feeling" we get:

    Embarassment - "Felt like a fool."

    Guilt/conscience - "Whose that conscience sticking on the sole of my shoe?"

    Sadness/sorrow - "The chemistry of crying is not concerned with blame or fault"

    He further goes on to describe how that "conscience on the sole of his shoe" "feels":

    It feels like a threat (jealousy)
    A voice in your head (conscience)
    That you'd rather forget
    (so you put it as far out of your mind as possible - down to the sole of your shoe)

    This further makes him "sick" from the "unspoken". Being sick doesn't feel like love. (some may argue here that love can make you sick and I agree. But that's not love, it is a symptom of love.)

    Returning to our spectrum of emotions we "feel"

    Contrition - wrong again.

    Doubt - Maybe I'm wrong again.

    Honesty - I was wrong and I could be wrong again.

    Anger - One of my best friends turned enemy

    Rugtfully Placing Blame to seek forgiveness - So I was wrong

    Something happened at a load out in Birmingham - we don't know what happened, because it doesn't matter. We just know it didn't feel like love.

    Simon never describes what love feels like, just that chicken and corn muffins feel more like love than any of these other emotions.
    Jasin Xon March 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love your interpretations, Jasin X. Thanks for sharing them!
    *****on June 22, 2007   Link

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