Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dunno What It Is

Hey there.  Yeah I know. Long time no see.

I've mentioned having hundreds of kids right?  WHAT?! you missed that bit?? Go back to the beginning dammit. I put effort in there. I wrote all amount them and all.....  there's even some pics and witty annecdotes.  *eyeroll*   sheesh. Some people.

Where were we?

Yeah I can't remember either.  :OD

There's actually been a bit happening here, but mostly I've been too tired to write about it. And now? I'm still too tired to write about it, plus also? once I get started it'll probably end up being the monster long post from hell. It's long enough already for what I was going to write. 

So here what I was *actually* gonna share with y'all....

I was introduced to Simon & Garfunkel by an ex - I know!! Surprising right? I had time to meet other boys before Captain Awesome. SHHHHH!!  don't tell him  ;O)

It was in college (high school) and not really worthy of explaination or mention. He's a nice enough guy, but I was young and it didn't go anywhere. No dish, no secrets here. No dirty laundry either.  He made me a copy of their hits on tape - yes I am old enough to remember mix tapes!   Not 8 tracks tho.    :OP

But anyways he introduced me to Simon & Garfunkel - I had been vaguely aware of them, but in the same way you know the lyrics to Beatles songs growing up without actually knowing who the Beatles are.  A wee while ago I found a cheapish version of their greatest hits and have been listening to it on and off since.  There's a song that was on the tape he gave me, and album I have now, called The Boxer. 

And it gets me every time. Nearly every time I hear it, I well up and cry. I cant' tell you why. Not why I like the song. Not the association it has in my memory that causes me to react so. I'm totally at a loss as to why I listen to it over and over, crank it up loud when it comes on & singalong to it.  Today it happened again. weird.

It's not till nearlytill the end of the song, about 2mins 55sec.

Here's the bit again....

'In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade
 and he carries a reminders of ev'ry glove that layed him down
 or cut him till he cried out in his anger or his shame
"I am leaving, I am leaving..." but the fighter still remains....'

I've NEVER been a boxer.  Please someone explain to me why this song, these lyrics seem to speak to my heart?  *confused*  

But at least, I guess, I have cool music to muse to *shrug*
I also really like the next track Baby Driver and my mamma wasn't an engineer. Nor in the Naval Reserve.  Go figure.    :O)



  1. I thought I'd given you my copy of Paul Simon's Greatest Hits, two cd set?

    If not, then where did it go? Hrm.

  2. I thought you had a 2cd set of PAUL SIMON hits.

    I don't have it anyways.


    is it under the bed perhaps? ;O)