There was a lot of diary talk with the KSR crew today and of course my mind went straight to Bread

Posted: January 13, 2015 by jmklee in Uncategorized


So today Matt Jones announced to his KSR audience that he has started to keep a diary this year.  Of course the initial reaction on the show was what you would think would come from his side kick and producer, ridicule.  But ridicule was not what I immediately thought, I thought of the gift that David Gates and the boy of from Bread gave us.  Bread as you know is a stable of the BDS gang and Diary is one of the classic slow jams that is played once the bon fire is lit and the beer is flowing.  I know that it might sound, well you know, sissy to be sitting around a fire with a few of your closest friends and discuss just how insane the lyrics are but don’t tell this crew.  Hey don’t take my word for it check them for yourself.

I found her diary underneath a tree
And started reading about me
The words she’d written took me by surprise
You’d never read them in her eyes
They said that she had found 
the love she’d waited for
Wouldn’t you know it
She wouldn’t show it

OK, let’s start here.  Who in the hell keeps their diary underneath a tree?  I mean was it in a zip lock bag or something?  Wouldn’t it be ruined when it rained?  Was this Andy Dufresne’s diary for the love of God?  So anyway, the guy finds it and starts to read it and some girl was talking about the love of her life and this self centered SOB thinks it is about him.  I mean what are the odds?  This guy needs to go buy a lottery ticket if he just happened to be walking around the forest or a park and just happened to find a diary that just happened to be put there by some girl that just happened to love this guy and just happen to never tell him.  Right.

When she confronted with the writing there
Simply pretended not to care
I passed it off as just in keeping with
Her total disconcerting air
And though she tried to hide 
the love that she denied
Wouldn’t you know it
She wouldn’t show it

So what does this guy do next?  If calls her out and she acts like she has no idea what in the hell he is talking about.  Every time I here this verse I think of the scene in It’s a Wonderful Life when George Bailey was never born and went back to find Mary an old maid and working at the library, trying to convince her that he was the husband that she never had.

In my mind it went just about as well for our guy in the song.

I found her diary underneath a tree
And started reading about me
The words began to stick and tears to flow
Her meaning now was clear to see
The love she’d waited for
was someone else not me
Wouldn’t you know it
She wouldn’t show it

Oh, I get it.  The guy is a dick.  It wasn’t about him after all.  Who would have thunk it?

If you are still reading this, all 4 of you, then you have probably heard the American classic I speak of but if you haven’t or just was to enjoy it again here you go.


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