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What did the mama see?

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When he and Julio were down in the school yard? Drugs? Homosexual activity? Gang stuff? What?
And why is the mohter and child reunion only a motion away?
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I have been wondering that since I was 12 I think






eta: believe it or not, wikipedia has an article on it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Me_and_...the_Schoolyard

Paul Simon himself does not know exactly.
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No clue. But thanks for reminding me to dig some S&G out for tomorrow's music-while-packing ...

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I am pretty sure she saw homo stuff

"When some radical priest come to get me released,
we was all on the cover of Newsweek"
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Oh my gosh!! That song was on the radio the other day and ds asked me what it was about. I had no clue and meant to google but forgot!
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When he and Julio were down in the school yard? Drugs? Homosexual activity?
Don't know but maybe that's why mama wanted to take his Kodachrome away.
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Maybe he also don't know why I'm still crazy after all these years?!
Oh... still crazy...
still crazy...

(everybody sing with me now) still crazy, after all these years.

I Simon. And Garfunkel too, a'course.


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I have been wondering that since I was 12 I think

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I've always assumed that the mama saw homosexual activity. That would explain the line: "Mama looked down and spit on the ground every time my name gets mentioned."

In my culture (Italian American,) spitting on the ground like that is just about the worst way that a person can show disgust and revulsion towards someone else. Something as simple as buying drugs wouldn't explain the mother's visceral reaction.

Can you tell that I've spent way too much time thinking about this over the years.
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When he and Julio were down in the school yard? Drugs? Homosexual activity? Gang stuff? What?
And why is the mohter and child reunion only a motion away?
My dh has said that "Rosie, queen of corona" refers to oral. I have no idea, personally, but I love Paul Simon. We've worn out his best of cd twice.
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