Paul Simon: 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover Meaning
Song Released: 1975
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50 Ways to Leave Your Lover Lyrics
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 fifty ways
To leave your lover
She said it's really not my habit
anonymous Nov 18th, 2015 11:17pm report
Communication and/or lack thereof is a common theme among Paul Simon's work. Paul lists some of the 50 ways in the song, but the real problem is that the couple speaking to each other do not actually communicate to each other, even in ways to break up. Ultimately, the lack of communication is always going to lead to a break up.
Paul was right in the middle of divorcing Peggy in 1975 when this song was penned. Some of his best work in this time period came from heartbreak.
It is well documented that part of this song also came from simply wanting to come up with fun rhymes for his son Harper.
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