Cindy tells me, the rich girls are weeping
Cindy tells me, they've given up sleeping alone
And now they're so confused by their new freedoms
And she tells me they're selling up their maisonettes
Left the Hot points to rust in the kitchenettes
And they're saving their labour for insane reading.
Some of them lose - and some of them lose
But that's what they want - and that's what they choose
It's a burden - such a burden
Oh what a burden to be so relied on.
Cindy tell me, what will they do with their lives
Living quietly like labourer's wives
Perhaps they'll re-acquire those things they've all disposed of.

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Cindy Tells Me Lyrics as written by Phil Manzanera Brian Eno

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    My InterpretationIt's about the trials and tribulations of college girls.
    'They've given up sleeping alone.' Goodbye mom and dad, hello bringing strangers home.
    'Left the hot points to rust in the kitchenettes/And they're saving their labor for insane readings.'
    Ignoring domestic standards and instead throwing themselves into their studies.
    'Living quietly'..
    This is Britain in the early-70s so these aren't your spring break drunkards but upper-class or art-school women who take their studies seriously.
    RobotBoyon August 29, 2017   Link

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