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Paul Simon: The Obvious Child Meaning

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The Obvious Child Lyrics

Well, I’m accustomed to a smooth ride
Or maybe I’m a dog who’s lost its bite.
I don’t expect to be treated like a fool no more
I don’t expect to sleep through the night.

Some people say a lie’s a lie’s a lie
But I say why
Why deny the...

  1. kooljohn176
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    Jul 15th 2018 report

    A great old nostalgic song by the one and only PAUL SIMON about remembering and relating ''The Obvious Child'' back to you or for anybody to see Him through your now older self as a still happy and content obvious childish dog in you who still likes to shoot hoops and plays ball in the schoolyard as with your older self now, who didn't lose His child's mind, but isn't in need to bite anymore, 'cause He's actually older and wiser these days.

  2. astorian
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    Mar 13th 2012 report

    Paul Simon released this song in 1990, when he was 49 years old.

    "Sonny," an alter ego for Paul Simon himself, is a typical middle-aged American who's always had a pleasant, happy, prosperous life, but who's starting to realize that he's getting old, and to think about his own mortality.

    Up to now, he's been able to push aside unpleasant thoughts like that. He used to tell himself he was still young and had many years ahead of him... but now, he realizes that his hair is thinning and some of his old schoolmates are already dead, and he's ready to face reality- "I'm aging, I'll be dead one day soon... why deny the obvious?"


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