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King Crimson: The Book of Saturday Meaning

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The Book of Saturday Lyrics

If I Only Could Decieve You
Forgetting The Game
Every Time I Try To Leave You
You Laugh Just The Same

'Cause My Wheels Never Touch The Road
And The Jumble Of Lies We Told
Just Returns To My Back To Weigh Me Down...

We Lay Cards Upon...

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    astorian
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    Mar 31st, 2012 3:29pm report


    I've never heard lyricist Richard Palmer-James give a full explanation of this song, but I have heard him say that "the book" was supposed to be a scrapbook or photo album of sorts, showing all the highs and lows of a long, complicated marriage or romantic experience.

    The song is a sort of portrait of a relationship with a lot of big ups and downs. The man says he often thinks about leaving his love, but she doesn't take that seriously, because after all this time, he STILL hasn't ever gotten up the nerve to leave.

    And just when he starts to think the relationship is doomed by all the lies and miscommunications between them, there will be a wonderful moment (like an early morning round of lovemaking) that makes him think they belong together after all.

    The man is sifting through all his feelings and memories, as if he were going through a scrapbook, and trying to decide whether the relationship is worth saving.

    Stay or go- he has to choose.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 26th, 2019 6:14am report


    Dear Anonymous, it's LICKING fudge, not making.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 27th, 2018 7:51pm report


    Sounds like a cuckold husband who admires his wife's free spirit while she misunderstands his intentions trying to keep his affections in a doomed relationship.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 22nd, 2018 4:33pm report


    The entire album is a story of a married man and his relationship with an underage prostitute. Book of Saturday is his love song to her with the realization of all its flaws but holds out a sliver of hope that it could work, bringing him both joy and pain. Anyone reading this probably has heard multiple,live performances. Remember that Easy Money has a verse that’s cut from the album. Well I argued with the judge but the bastard wouldn’t budge cause they caught me making fudge and they never told me once, you were a minor.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 13th, 2017 6:33pm report


    To me it's about realizing your true self and escaping the wheel of samsara, but until that happens you are forever doomed to live every life forever going through the pages. Deception keeps life as we know it going.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 31st, 2012 3:00pm report


    I think the singer is trying to tell that he's got the move like Jagger. Perhaps the next girl shall be his no. ?. Wild guess 99 perhaps?

    This song is so tricky and complicated. I LOVE YOU...

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway



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