...is that we both know all the words to "You Can Call Me Al"
So I finally got Graceland" on CD, after listening to it on tape since, what, I was five? So today, as I was standing at my secluded neighborhood bus stop where I always show up fifteen minutes early so I can sing along with my Ipod in privacy, "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" came on, and I realized this was the first time in 22 years of listening to this song that I was not sitting in a car. I realized this because without hesitation, I found myself dancing along. And not just bobbing my knees, I was fully psuedo-subtle West Afrcian style stepping on the corner of 100th and 14th, with minvans driving by. This was a very good feeling. I suggest listening to "Graceland" standing up from now on.
But here's my question: Those of you who grew up on "Graceland" how do you picture her shoes in "Diamonds on the soles of her Shoes"? Please respond and tell me. If you don't, I will call you.
Here's my answer: they've always been burgundy brown cowboy boots to me, and the diamonds are three small diamonds in a row studding the sole of each boot.
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