eglantine_br (eglantine_br) wrote,

More of Writing about writing instead of writing

I was in the kitchen doing things to some onions, and listening to my phone, this song came along, because I am old. It is a song that I have always loved. 

And I was thinking about Marlowe and Shakespeare, and even our dear more recent Navyboys. I was thinking about how languages change, certain words were not unknown before, but they sort of surface and get used a lot, and then go under again.

And, because I am silly this way, I started to think how much sense would this song make to Archie, to Kit Marlowe, to Shakespeare. And how much do I miss in my reading of things of the past?

Jump in and tell me what you all think.

Simon And Garfunkel America Lyrics

"Let us be lovers we'll marry our fortunes together"
"I've got some real estate here in my bag"
So we bought a pack of cigarettes and Mrs. Wagner pie
And we walked off to look for Americ

"Kathy," I said as we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburg
"Michigan seems like a dream to me now"
It took me four days to hitchhike from Sagina
I've gone to look for Americ

Laughing on the bu
Playing games with the face
She said the man in the gabardine suit was a sp
I said "Be careful his bowtie is really a camera"

"Toss me a cigarette, I think there's one in my raincoat"
"We smoked the last one an hour ago"
So I looked at the scenery, she read her magazin
And the moon rose over an open fiel

"Kathy, I'm lost," I said, though I knew she was sleepin
I'm empty and aching and I don't know wh
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpik
They've all gone to look for Americ
All gone to look for Americ
All gone to look for America
Tags: very silly, writing about writing instead of writing
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