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'All the things I knew I didn't know and didn't want to know / that you told me just to tell me later that you'd told me so'
Wordplay for which Stephin Merritt pays tribute to Gertrude Stein for showing how to have lyrics repeat internally without having to rhyme. "Gertrude Stein is an underused resource in music," he says in the 69 Love Songs booklet. See [review of Stein's more experimental work].
- [Lyrics and guitar tab] from stephinsongs web site.