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Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder

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  To Album Refs
To Global Refs
Oh my darling...
Go ahead and cry
Go ahead and let the tears fall outa your eye
Let'em fall on your dress
Who cares if it makes a mess?
I gave you my
high school ring
  A heavy, gold ring tapering out to a large oval front typically engraved with the school name and your graduating class year, and set with a glass "stone" in the school's colors. (Crawford High School's colors were red, white and blue; the rings came in your choice of those colors. I got a blue one.) You can give it to your girlfriend to "mark your territory." She will wear it on a little chain around her neck.
  To Album Refs
To Global Refs
You cheated me baby
And told some dirty lies about me
Fooled around with all those other guys
That's why I had to
get my khakis pressed
  Ironed or what?
  Maybe, but since he says "get" them pressed, he probably means send them to a laundry to be professionally flattened in a trouser press. If he just wanted them ironed he'd give 'em to his mom. (He *has* to still live with his mom, right?)
  To Album Refs
To Global Refs
I had my car re-upholstered
I got my
hair processed
  A "process" means straightening naturally kinky African-American hair, usually resulting in a very artifical, lacquered look. With the emergence of black power this became a symbol of oppression. Hence the emergence of the Afro hairstyle. (Except at least in my school they were never called Afros or 'fros...they were called "naturals.")
  See [Zappa influence] Hank Ballard's "How You Gonna Get Respect (When You Haven't Cut Your Process Yet)?" Not to mention "Uncle Remus" ("I can't wait 'til my 'fro is full-grown.")

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