"What's your road, man? --holyboy road, madman road, rainbow road, guppy road, any road. It's an anywhere road for anybody anyhow."
-Jack Kerouac, On the Road
Was Paul Simon referring to the demise of giant corporations that put mom and pop stores out of business a decade ago when he wrote that?Because I'm confused about what you're trying to say in this post. You seem to be lamenting the loss of a retail giant, which just seems rather at odds with the quote in question.
No, I don't think that was what was on his mind in this song. I posted those lyrics with this photo because of the references to Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost, and measuring what we've lost. It wasn't meant to be any deeper than that. Just a rather sad reference to a rather sad event, in my opinion. I liked going to Borders occasionally. Now I can't. That's all.
JK Dad. Just wanted to troll you a bit. Welcome to teh internetz.
I've been "cheezburgered" !