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Simon & Garfunkel: Wednesday Morning, 3 AM Meaning

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Wednesday Morning, 3 AM Lyrics

I can hear the soft breathing
Of the girl that I love,
As she lies here beside me
Asleep with the night,
And her hair, in a fine mist
Floats on my pillow,
Reflecting the glow
Of the winter moonlight.

She is soft, she is warm,
But my heart...

  1. anonymous
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    Nov 29th 2020 report

    So schwer ist das doch gar nicht.

    Der Mann raubt einen schnapsladen aus.

    In der Nacht danach liegt er bei seiner Liebsten und hat eigentlich keine Ahnung, warum er das gemacht hat, sein Verbrechen scheint wie eine Illusion für ihn. Nicht real.

    Dennoch weiß er ganz genau, dass er für sein Verbrechen bezahlen muss.

    Entweder er muss fliehen oder man wird ihn fassen und verurteilen.

    In jedem Fall wird er seine Liebste verlieren.

    Der Morgen ist bald da und der Abschied nahe.

    Für mich ist das ein entscheidenderAugenblick im Leben dieses Mannes, einfangen in einem in seiner Einfachheit bezaubernden Text und einer wunderschönen Melodie.

  2. anonymous
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    Aug 30th 2020 report

    I always thought the song was about a prostitute he'd hooked up with at the "liquor's store". "held up and robbed her heart, liquor's store." As I'm not a native speaker of English, though I've been studying and listening to music all my life, I thought it made sense. But if the lyrics aren't what I seemed to have heard, then it must be not a hooker whose breast rises and falls, gently. However, as somebody noted above, this twist from romantic instrospectiveness to neurotic fear of being arrested is really strange. The writer shouldn't add this fact so briefly in the song, which is already short in running time. Anyway, it's a great tune. I think it's opened to intrepretations, like another supposedly odd set of lyrics, "I Am Free", by The Kinks. Bye, I'm gonna die. I want to die. I don't want to live in this fucking world anymore. Too much pain and sorrow. Hatred, worries, a fucking job, bills to pay, a lot of fussing and fury about the harm I've been victim of (though I never liked to be seen or considered a 'victim' - but in fact we all are at some point).

  3. anonymous
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    Nov 24th 2011 report

    The song is about the last night he has with the woman that he loves. He is enjoying watching her sleeping next to him, but is sad because in the morning he will be leaving to pay for the crime he committed, the robbery. As he is looking at her, he is asking himself why he would commit a crime that would take him away from her and leave him with nothing but the memory of that night, their last together.

  4. anonymous
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    Apr 5th 2011 report

    What is the third verse about? In the midst of a lovely love song, suddenly he despairs over robbing a liquor store??

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