Song of the Day #2,662: ‘Maxine’ – Donald Fagen

donald_fagen_nightflyA couple of months back I spent a few weeks on the albums of 1982, both my personal favorites and ones with which I’m unfamiliar despite their receiving lavish critical acclaim.

Donald Fagen’s The Nightfly was one of the latter. I own the album but have never given it a good listen. I gave it a spin in my car after featuring it on the blog and definitely appreciated its quality.

Now here’s a cut from the album, popping up on a Random iTunes Weekend as if to say thanks for listening.

‘Maxine’ is a lovely, jazzy track about high school (or college?) kids yearning for adult life.

Some say that we’re reckless
They say we’re much too young
Tell us to stop before we’ve begun
We’ve got to hold out till graduation
Try to hang on Maxine

While the world is sleeping
We meet at Lincoln Mall
Talk about life the meaning of it all
Try to make sense of the suburban sprawl
Try to hang on Maxine

Mexico City is like another world
Nice this year they say
You’ll be my senorita
In jeans and pearls
But first let’s get off this highway

We’ll move up to Manhattan
And fill the place with friends
Drive to the coast and drive right back again
One day we’ll wake up, make love but ’til then
Try to hang on Maxine

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2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,662: ‘Maxine’ – Donald Fagen

  1. Dana says:

    Glad you’ve given the album a spin. It’s a good one.

  2. Peg says:

    Nice and jazzy sound; I like it

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