Saturday, January 03, 2015

After changes upon changes / We are more or less the same / After changes we are More or less the same - Paul Simon #QotD

2015.01.02-IMG_3509Asking only workman’s wages
I come looking for a job
But I get no offers
Just a come-on from the whores on Seventh Avenue
I do declare there were times when I was so lonesome
I took some comfort there
Lie-la-lie . . .

Now the years are rolling by me
The are rocking easily
I am older than I once was
And younger than I’ll be
But that’s not unusual
No, it isn’t strange
After changes upon changes
We are more or less the same
After changes we are
More or less the same
- Paul Simon, "The Boxer"

As my college friend Mark always said (he was a Jersey Boy), the whores were on 8th Avenue, not 7th. a fact the Tom Waits clearly knew:

Got no time for the corner boys,
Down in the street makin' all that noise,
Don't want no whores on eighth avenue,
Cause tonight I'm gonna be with you.

'Cause tonight I'm gonna take that ride,
Across the river to the jersey side,
Take my baby to the carnival,
And I'll take you on all the rides,
Sing sha la la la la la sha la la la.
- Tom Waits, "Jersey Girl"

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