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"Mrs. Robinson"- Simon and Garfunkel

Song of the Day

Some weekends near spring I'm filled with the urge

(mostly near Easter for whatever reason)

to listen to "The Graduate" soundtrack and rewatch the movie, which I've adored for years. Today? Today is one of those days. 

So! Do the lyrics of this song make ANY sense? Nah. 

Let me look into this....

Well, Wikipedia says:

According to a Variety article by Peter Bart in the May 15, 2005 issue,[2] director Mike Nichols had become obsessed with Simon & Garfunkel's music while shooting the film. Larry Turman, his producer, made a deal for Simon to write three new songs for the movie. By the time they were nearly finished editing the film, Simon had only written one new song. Nichols begged him for more but Simon, who was touring constantly, told him he didn't have the time. He did play him a few notes of a new song he had been working on; "It's not for the movie ... it's a song about times past – about Mrs. Roosevelt and Joe DiMaggio and stuff." Nichols advised Simon, "It's now about Mrs. Robinson, not Mrs. Roosevelt." During an appearance on Dick Cavett's television show, Simon told the story of how the song was originally called "Mrs. Roosevelt," to which Cavett quipped: "That would have changed the plot of the movie."

Mrs. Roosevelt would have been gross. Well, now you know!

And of course:



p.s. I want Mrs. Robinson to be my secret service code name. 

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