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Paul Simon — 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
Album: Still Crazy After All These Years
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Released: 1975
Length: 3:30
Plays (last 30 days): 1
"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 50 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
But I'll repeat myself at the risk of being crude
There must be 50 ways to leave your lover."
50 ways to leave your lover

You just slip out the back, Jack
Make a new plan, Stan
You don't need to be coy, Roy
Just get yourself free

Hop on the bus, Gus
You don't need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee
And get yourself free

Just slip out the back, Jack
Make a new plan, Stan
You don't need to be coy, Roy
Just get yourself free

Hop on the bus, Gus
You 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 and 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 50 ways to leave your lover
50 ways to leave your lover

You just slip out the back, Jack
Make a new plan, Stan
You don't need to be coy, Roy
Just get yourself free

Oh, you hop on the bus, Gus
You don't need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee
And get yourself free

Slip out the back, Jack
Make a new plan, Stan
You don't need to be coy, Roy
You just get yourself free

Hop on the bus, Gus
You don't need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee
And get yourself free
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What a track. Gats drumming is totally original!
I'm going +1 on this track simply cuz my wife sings along (and gets all the lyrics right) when this plays....and that drumming!  LLRP!!
This man has a special talent with the English language, eh?  Pretty good with a melody, too.
Everything he touches has class.
No wonder he gets such great backup musicians.
Great tune. I remember seeing him do this on Saturday Night Live...you know, when SNL was funny.
One can see on the dates of the postings, this song does not get played often.

2008 and then 2015?

And others are being played so often which are not even half as good, until they come out of ones ears! 
 redeyespy wrote:
Lest we forget Steve Gadd's amazing drumline in this. Deceptively simple; you try keeping time like he does.
 
Wow he is phenomenal, thanks for the info redeyespy : )  

this cool tune helped me get the guts to leave a lousy job, "no need to discuss much bye bye"
Lest we forget Steve Gadd's amazing drumline in this. Deceptively simple; you try keeping time like he does.
Cruithne3753 wrote:
"Make a new plant stand" She may be heartbroken, but at least she'll have something nice to display her geraniums on. :nyah:
Is that what he says? I always thought it was, "Make new plans, Stan..."
"Make a new plant stand" She may be heartbroken, but at least she'll have something nice to display her geraniums on. :nyah:
Strangely enough, I remember singing these words along with my 3rd or 4th grade classmates while dangling from the monkey bars.
Don't forget to drop off your key, Lee.
One of the best "love lost" love songs ever written. :whistle: