In the words of the guy in the Verizon ad, “Can you hear me now?” If not, try these gems from the classics edition of our special Twangville playlist:
Don’t Think Twice (It’s Alright), Bob Dylan
So long, honey, babe
Where I’m bound, I can’t tell
Goodbye’s too good a word, babe
So I’ll just say fare thee well
I ain’t sayin’ you treated me unkind
You coulda done better but I don’t mind
You just kinda wasted my precious time
But don’t think twice, it’s all right.
Take a Letter Maria, R.B. Greaves
Last night as I got home about a half past ten,
there was the woman I thought I knew in the arms of another man
I kept my cool, I ain’t no fool, let me tell you what happened then,
I packed some clothes and I walked out and I ain’t going back again.
So take a letter Maria, address it to my wife;
Say I won’t be coming home, gonna start a new life
So take a letter Maria, address it to my wife
Send a copy to my lawyer, gotta start a new life
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, Paul Simon
You just slip out the back, Jack
Make a new plan, Stan
You don’t need to be coy, Roy
Just get yourself free
Hop on the bus, Gus
You don’t need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee
And get yourself free.
And be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6 for more ways to say goodbye.
About the author: Mild-mannered corporate executive by day, excitable Twangville denizen by night.