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  • 6 Years Ago hminkema
  • General Comment:
    This is not a breakup song. The 'he' and 'she' are not breaking up - on the contrary..

    Curious? Imagine this scenario.

    A man is in a troubled relationship with some woman. He wants to finish it, but does not know how or doesn't have the courage to do it. Now one evening he's sitting in a bar, making conversation with another woman who dropped by and is willing to give him some attention. And possibly some affection.

    Now read the lyrics again.

    For me it is obvious what kind of 'solution' this woman has in mind for this man in order to release himself from his burden :-)

    So from a certain perspective, yes, this is a happy song - with a probably happy ending.
  • 12 Years Ago Fiesta_bhoy
  • General Comment:
    this song is awsome. fact.
    lol. its about how "easy" it is to leave some one but really how near impossiable it is to emotially detatch yourself from them.
  • 13 Years Ago xthestarslaughdx
  • General Comment:
    are you kidding? this song is brilliant!
  • 12 Years Ago thelesserthreat
  • General Comment:
    For some reason I always saw this song as a woman talking to her boyfriend/husband (the narrator) half jokingly, like she realized something was off in the relationship and this was her way of confronting him. He leaves the conversation with no real idea what he wants to do, but he's prepared to be persuaded. No idea why, but thats always what I've thought.
  • 11 Years Ago jalopy
  • General Comment:
    i agree with different_13 - verses are awesome, chorus is ok but doesn't fit at all; too cheery, and too rhyming

    also - i have absolutely no happy go lucky type feeling while listening to this song; it's about cheating on someone and leaving them - and while i definitely sympathise with the singer, it's in this melancholy understanding kind of way, not a chipper isn't-it-cool-how-many-different-ways-there-are-to- break-someone's-heart? way
  • 13 Years Ago likethecomet
  • General Comment:
    i think this song is about a woman who gets convinces men to cheat on their wives/significant others. the end.
  • 13 Years Ago bobtaurus
  • General Comment:
    These are by far the weakest lyrics Paul Simon ever wrote, and it's amazing that the song was a hit.
  • 13 Years Ago xthestarslaughdx
  • General Comment:
    are you kidding? this song is brilliant!
  • 13 Years Ago Eulalieo
  • General Comment:
    i'm with you xthestarslaughdx. love this song, great to sing along to. playful - i don't think its meant to be profound, just a bit of fun.
  • 13 Years Ago foxyfmu
  • General Comment:
    Weak lyrics? Look at them. They're very clever. Maybe not meaningful. I agree its just a bit of fun!
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