Cecilia: You’re a Big Whore

The other day while I was at work, the song “Cecilia” by Simon and Garfunkel came on my Pandora radio. Cecilia is one of my favorite songs by the duo and I couldn’t help but dance in my chair and sing along. It’s just so upbeat, and fun!

Now, I have this really odd thing about me where I don’t really hear song lyrics. I mean, I hear them but I don’t really get them right away. I can learn all of the lyrics to a song, sing along to them for days, weeks, even years before I actually comprehend what the song is about. For example, the song Roxanne? Yeah, totally never realized it was about a hooker until I was about 23 years old. Fail.

Back to Cecilia. As I was singing along at work it hit me: Cecilia is a big whore. Paul Simon’s singing about Cecilia, and how she’s breaking his heart and shaking his confidence daily. That’s bad enough. What is Cecilia doing to this poor man that is so heartbreaking? We find out here:

Making love in the afternoon with Cecilia
Up in my bedroom (making love)

So you’re singing along, and  you’re all like “score! Good for you dude, Cecilia sounds hot.”

I got up to wash my face

Then you’re like “Ok, a little weird, who washes their face after sex?” but you still don’t think too much about it. Then, we get to the Big Whore part:

When I come back to bed, someone’s taken my place

Wait, WHAT? Okay so this guy gets freaky with Cecilia, he gets up to wash his face which takes what, all of THREE MINUTES? It’s a GUY, they don’t take all that long to wash their damn face. Okay so dude is gone for maybe FIVE minutes TOPS. You have to take into consideration that he’s probably naked so he’s most likely going to wash his face, pee, and probably shake his junk at himself in the mirror or something because guys like to do that. So he’s gone for five minutes and he comes back and there’s some other dude in bed with Cecilia. WHAT? Could she seriously not wait until Paul Simon like, left, to let someone else in bed with her? Nevermind that, WHERE WAS THIS OTHER GUY HIDING THAT HE COULD GET INTO HER BED IN THE FIVE MINUTES THAT PAUL SIMON WAS GONE?
Then you have to wonder what kind of freak Cecilia is to keep random men hidden in her room so she can just interchange one for the other in between sexual encounters.

Of course you expect Paul Simon to go into a fit of rage over this infidelity but no, he just keeps cheerfully singing about this bitch breaking his heart. If that’s not bad enough, he goes on to sing:

Jubilation, she loves me again,
I fall on the floor and I’m laughing,
Jubilation, she loves me again,
I fall on the floor and I’m laughing

DUDE, SERIOUSLY? She just let another guy into her bed WHILE YOU WERE GONE FOR FIVE MINUTES. This isn’t the kind of woman you wanna keep around! Sounds like maybe Cecilia’s been around town a little bit and god knows what kind of shit she’s carrying around in her ladybits. I’d run my ass outta there, dude.

But whatever, it was the 60s. Maybe that sort of thing was a lot more common back then.

Comments

  1. Not to be too vulgar, but I always assumed he was washing his face after crazy oral sex.
    I always knew Cecilia was a wild one. My guess the other guy was living in the building. Commune, roomate, frat brother.Either way, Cecilia likes to get it on and she’s not too slective about who it is with. She must be awesome though, PS is just happy to have her back.

  2. Another song like that is the Pina Colada song. When you listen to the lyrics without really paying attention to them you get to the end and think…ahhh…they are meant for each other after all. How sweet.

    But when you really pay attention to the lyrics, you realize they were trying to cheat on each other. This song could only be romantic in the ’70s.

  3. I laughed so hard at the part about guys shaking their junk in the mirror. It's SO true!! haha
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  4. I do the same thing…NO, not letting random men come in and out of my bed…I don't really hear song lyrics. I just sing along and like the song blindly. When I finally actually listen to the lyrics, it almost always surprises me.
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  5. Weren't they in his room?

    I remember watching American Bandstand (I'm dating myself here) – and everybody always picked a song because, "It had a good beat" – What is it about getting older that makes a person realize words actually mean something – I didn't get half of Def Leppard's lyrics until I was about 35 – 'cause I just didn't think people would actually sing about stuff like that. I guess I was blissfully naive until then!

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  6. Is it bad that both my husband and I like this song, know full well what it’s about, and love the name so much that it is the only thing we could agree to name our firstborn? We did spell it Cecelia so maybe that will make her less promiscuous. Weirdly, she was born on Paul Simon’s birthday, so let’s hope she’s not fated to play out like the song… .

  7. This is too funny! I LOVE this song! hahahaha! Next, can you tell me what "Crimson and Clover" is about?
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  8. I do the same thing with lyrics, the funny part is… I was just listening to this song the other day (covered by Gaelic Storm not the original) and I guess I only heard the first few lyrics, b/c I was under the impression that the guy was totally in love with Cecelia and she was just a heart breaker, end of story. Now I’ve had to listen to the song again, with a whole different light. The 60s were pretty crazy.
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  9. clearly Paul Simon is a big pussy that LET Cecila be a big whore. I mean who is all happy that she loves him after all that?

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