"The problem is all inside your head",
she said to me
The answer is easy
if you take it logically
I'd like to help you
in your struggle to be free

There must be fifty ways to leave your lover
She said "it's really not my habit to intrude"
Furthermore I hope my meaning
won't be lost or misconstrued

So I repeat myself, at the risk of being crude
There must be fifty ways to leave your lover,
fifty ways to leave your lover
Just slip out the back, Jack,
make a new plan, Stan

Don't need to be coy, Roy,
just listen to me Hop on the bus, Gus,
don't need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee,
and get yourself free

She said "it grieves me so to see you in such pain"
I wish there was something
I could do to make you smile again I said,
I appreciate that, but would you
please explain about the fifty ways

She said, "why don't we both just sleep on it tonight"
And I believe, in the morning
you'll begin to see the light
And then she kissed me
and I realized she probably was right

There must be fifty ways to leave your lover,
fifty ways to leave your lover
Just slip out the back, Jack,
make a new plan, Stan

Don't need to be coy, Roy,
just listen to me Hop on the bus, Gus,
don't need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee,
and get yourself free


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    General Commentthis is a paul simon song! Whoever this band is, this person is wrong, doesn't matter if it's a cover! It's a Paul SIMON song!
    crashbangboomon April 28, 2003   Link
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    General Commentweird al made a parody of this song
    it is good
    wedanceinmiseryon June 23, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti heard two versions with steve gadd on the drums, omg that guy fuckin owns the world, hes no1
    Lesteron June 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentand yeah, it is a paul simon song. love that voice!
    Lesteron June 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. Its so fun to sing to and I love the lyrics. Paul Simon is amazing!
    whimsical*on July 28, 2005   Link

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