the music of a name

I learned something today that interests me. I learned from one of my new “friends” at the elderwomanspace that there is an Electric Light Orchestra song entitled “Dear Elaine.”
And when I went here and searched for other songs with Elaine in them (I never thought there were any), I found a couple of dozen.
I couldn’t listen to any of them unless I joined, but I wish I could have heard how this ABBA song sounds, because the lyrics certainly spoke loudly enough to me tonight:
“Elaine”
You hate, you scream, you swear
And still you never reach him
You curse, you try to scare
But you can never teach him
It’s a dead end street
They tie your hands and tie your feet
And the street is narrow
A nowhere lane
A nowhere train for Elaine, Elaine, Elaine
Elaine, Elaine, Elaine
You know they’re gonna get you
You try to break away
But they will never let you
It’s a dead end street
They tie your hands and tie your feet
And the street is narrow
A nowhere lane
A nowhere train for Elaine, Elaine, Elaine
You’re like a goldfish in a bowl
Elaine, Elaine, Elaine
They have your mind, they’ll take your soul
You come, you stay, you go
It really doesn’t matter
You’ve done it all before
By now they’ll know the pattern
It’s a dead end street
They tie your hands and tie your feet
And the street is narrow
A nowhere lane
A nowhere train for Elaine, Elaine, Elaine
You’re like a goldfish in a bowl
Elaine, Elaine, Elaine
They have your mind, they’ll take your soul
Now that you’re gone, you know they’re gonna get you
Now that you’re gone, you know they’ll never let you
It’s a dead end street
They tie your hands and tie your feet
And the street is narrow
A nowhere lane
A nowhere train for Elaine, Elaine, Elaine
You’re like a goldfish in a bowl
Elaine, Elaine, Elaine
They have your mind, they’ll take your soul
Now that you’re gone, you know they’re gonna get you
Now that you’re gone, you know they’ll never let you

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