Get a real job, keep the wind to your back
And the sun on your face
All the immediate unknowns are better
Than knowing this tired and lonely fate

Does he love you?
Does he love you?
Will he hold your tiny face in his hands?

I guess it's spring; I didn't know
It's always seventy-five with no melting snow
A married man, he visits me
I received his letters in the mail twice a week

And I think he loves me
And when he leaves her
He's coming out to California

I guess it all worked out
There's a ring on your finger
And the baby's due out
You share a place by the park
And run a shop for antiques downtown

And he loves you, yeah, he loves you
And the two of you will soon become three
And he loves you, even though
You used to say you were flawed if you weren't free

Let's not forget ourselves, good friend
You and I were almost dead
And you're better off for leaving
Yeah, you're better off for leaving

Late at night, I get the phone
You're at the shop sobbing, all alone
Your confession is coming out
You only married him, you felt your time was running out

But now you love him and your baby
At last you are complete
But he's distant and you found him
On the phone, pleading, saying
"Baby, I love you, and I'll leave her
And I'm coming out to California"

Let's not forget ourselves, good friend
I am flawed if I'm not free
And your husband will never leave you
He will never leave you for me


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    General CommentI think this is a song about perspective. The husband of the friend and the narrator's lover don't necessarily have to be the same person. Rather, they could be two separate men with two separate families.

    I see it as the narrator being the lover of a man who has a family and is willing to abandon that family for her (the narrator). The narrator has no problem with this because she thinks that their love is just that important. The narrator doesn't begin to understand the consequences of her actions until her good friend (who is also married with a child on the way) tells her that her husband is planning on leaving her for another woman.

    As the narrator realizes how horrifying the situation is she also realizes that there is no way that a man could abandon his family. So when she comforts her friend ("And your husband will never leave you") she is reaching the conclusion that her lover would never leave his family just for her ("He will never leave you for me").

    In conclusion; I think the two women's situations are mirroring each other's and giving the narrator a much needed taste of perspective.
    elcheeserpuffon November 23, 2009   Link

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