Thursday, July 20, 2006


"If you can't be with the one you love
Love the one you're with"
Stephen Stills;
Love The One You're With
Sometimes I wonder what exactly Stills meant by those lyrics.
Is it, as some of my more puritanical friends have insisted, a wonton celebration of casual sex?
Or is it, as I, through the lens of my multiple neuroses, see it, an invitation to settle for less?
So, what do you think?

1 comment:

Katsy said...

An interesting question, Ray. I'm glad you asked. Really, I don't think it's either an invitation to casual sex OR settling for less. It's a song about patience. You see, sometimes you just can't be with the one you love. In that case, you cannot shut out the world and drown in sorrw, nor turn a blind eye to those around you. You can't sit and mope, so take pleasure in those around you and excersize a little patience. The one you love will come back, but in the meantime, enjoy some other company.

Unless you're alone in your house and in that case this is a song about masturbation.