"The Ring Song" as written by and Samuel Bingham Endicott....
I don't think so, I don't think it was meant to be
Take me off somewhere cold
Gradually just growing old
And someday maybe make of me an honest man

Yeah? Well

I don't see no ring on these fingers
Love in this town - It's like a joke
I must've had fun 'cause now I'm broke

Down by the ocean, walk by and see
All of these people - They look so happy to me
What if all I want in this world
Turned out just to be an honest girl?
Turned out just to make of me an honest man?

Oh yeah? Well

Life in this town makes it hard to see
Things that are right in front of me

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"The Ring Song" as written by Samuel Bingham Endicott

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    General Commentthis is classic Bravery... wordplay with the expression "make an honest woman out of her" (to get married)
    the gender reversal seems to suggest that he feels like he's a mess, he's ashamed of himself, and he wants an "honest" girl to kind of clean him up

    the scene is him in what seems like his hometown, regretting that he hasn't gotten married yet or found what he's looking for- that honest girl

    the end of the song hints that he missed his chance with some girl from his hometown because he was looking too far (to the ocean) kind of like "where's the last place you think it would be?"
    neilschmeilon May 12, 2009   Link

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