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ClaireBear 2011 Mudcat CD Lyrics (23) RE: 2011 Mudcat CD Lyrics 02 Jan 14


Mysha is quite impressively accurate.

I do sing "leisure" instead of "pleasure," an agricultural lifestyle not being big on pleasure (probably not on leisure either, come to think of it -- but surely more leisure than pleasure). I can't imagine what I was thinking the day I typed the lyrics for the liner notes, and I thank you for the thoughtful correction.

As for "and," here's the logic: Now that I've revised the song to include just a few choruses, I start the third line with "and" because it makes the speaker's thought pattern clearer. But when I first wrote the song I sang a chorus after each verse (Thank you, Gordon Bok, for advising that less might be more in this instance!), and in that configuration all those "ands" coming before all the "buts" that begin the chorus's fourth line seemed like way too many conjunctions.

Cheers,
Claire




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