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50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

Posted by ESC on May 09, 2004

In Reply to: 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover posted by ESC on May 09, 2004

: : : We have a bet going that there is an opposite to every proverb, e.g. Clothes doth make the man" v "You can't judge a book by its cover.
: : : Does anyone have an opposite to "You have made your bed, so lie in it"

: : Today is the first day of the rest of your life? Not exactly a proverb. But neither is the one about making your bed.

: I keep thinking of country songs -- like one by Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen. But I can't find the lyrics. So here's one a Paul Simon tune:

: 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover

: The problem is all inside your head
: She said to me
: The answer is easy if you
: Take it logically
: I'd like to help you in your struggle
: To be free
: There must be fifty ways
: To leave your lover

: She said it's really not my habit
: To intrude
: Furthermore, I hope my meaning
: Won't be lost or misconstrued
: But I'll repeat myself
: At the risk of being crude
: There must be fifty ways
: To leave your lover
: Fifty ways to leave your lover

: You just slip out the back, Jack
: Make a new plan, Stan
: You don't need to be coy, Roy
: Just get yourself free
: Hop on the bus, Gus
: You don't need to discuss much
: Just drop off the key, Lee
: And get yourself free...

To me, the opposite would be not settling for a bad situation.

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
It ain't over until it's over.
He who fights and runs away, may live to fight another day.