What does Keep The Customer Satisfied mean?

Search Login

Simon & Garfunkel: Keep The Customer Satisfied Meaning

Tagged:

No tags, suggest one.

Keep The Customer Satisfied Lyrics

Gee but it's great to be back home
Home is where I want to be.
I've been on the road so long my friend,
And if you came along
I know you couldn't disagree.
CHORUS
It's the same old story
Everyhwere I go,
I get slandered,
Libeled,
I hear...

  1.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    May 9th, 5:01am report


    He's a moonshiner in the hills and backwoods of the Carolinas.



  2.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Oct 26th, 2011 10:35pm report


    It has to do with selling liquor (or any service or goods that are illegal). The references such as "shoe shine" and "two steps away from the county line" are from the prohibition era. They refer to making/selling moonshine (or more broadly doing anything illegal) close to a county line so that you could run across the county line to escape the sheriff/law enforcement. Back in those days the county lines were lines of jurisdiction for law enforcement. One step ahead of the shoe shine refers to just barely staying alive - just one step ahead of being killed/rubbed out by either other liquor runners (or mobsters) or even the sheriffs (who were often on the take). All the while the guy is just trying to keep his customers happy with what they want so he gets paid.



  3.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Oct 17th, 2011 10:58am report


    Um. Its about being a drug dealer.



  4.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Feb 15th, 2009 2:18am report


    I'm not sure the entire meaning of this song but I think that one step ahead shoe shine refers to the police and two steps away from the county line refers to constant travel Maybe it has to do with going to different towns trying to promote music, but everywhere he goes he gets slandered, like told its no good, and cursed apparently if he's hearing words he never heard in the bible. The customer I think refers to fans. At first I thought it was maybe about selling pot, and evading the law by getting out of town fast and keeping customers satisfied, after further evaluation I decided that must not be it ha ha :) Its just a great song and always puts me in such a good mood.




More Simon & Garfunkel song meanings ยป


 


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]






Just Posted

I Am...I Said anonymous
I Am...I Said anonymous
Follow You Home anonymous
Saviors of the World anonymous
Weak shonie
Aliens Exist anonymous
Miss Missing You anonymous
Faded anonymous
My Love anonymous
Epic anonymous
Not Afraid anonymous
Take the Long Way Home anonymous
Cannibal anonymous
Love. anonymous
Chanel anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

Lonely Drum
Aaron Goodvin
Louis Louis
Kay One
Run
Foo Fighters
Doin' Fine
Lauren Alaina
All The Pretty Girls
Kenny Chesney
No Longer Friends
Bryson Tiller
Strangers
Halsey
Your Song
Rita Ora