How can I defend myself against yesterday?
Anyway I'm not ashamed of all that much, up to the present day, anyway.
I took the path from Journal Square.
That's how she taught me to get there,
When I cut out for the matinée on that Mother's Day.
So why should I define myself when in a sort a way today wouldn't be today without that day.
And what about when I woke up, woke up to morning rain every day?
I'm not ashamed of all that much in those squalidays between the holidays.
The Indiana winter's rough. Although I still can't get enough.
I took a room in downtown South Bend where I was born again.
So why should I defend myself anyway? Today's another day.
And here it comes while everybody's down in the dumps.
And I'm pleased with myself. And so it goes, while everybody's coming to blows.
And I've still got my health.

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    General CommentI think this is about a good Catholic boy getting laid for the first time then having to face his orthodox family over the Holidays. It plays like it was written quickly as like a guy's diary entry, with some clever turns of phrase edited in over time. Maybe the narrator is trying to talk himself out of confession, maybe this is the beginning of a split from the Church.
    Teddy Bear 309on December 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think that he's saying that he's not ashamed of what he's done in the past, and asking why anyone else would care. Sure, he's done things he isn't liked for, but he's gone through bad times when his friends weren't backing him up -- is he explaining himself to his friends? He's changed, he's changed, there's nothing wrong with him.
    medicaldoctor420on May 21, 2006   Link

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