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Released by Carly Simon in 1974
From the Album: Hotcakes |

This version of Misfit was released by Carly Simon in 1974.

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There are plenty of late nights
If you want to stay up for them
You’ll just want to find yourself a friend
And tie a couple on in a night spot
Draw pictures of your soul, win the jackpot
For tears in your beer
It’s hip to be miserable when you’re young and intellectual
In a bit you’ll admit you’re a misfit

Come on home with me
We’ll turn on the TV
About 10 o’clock we’ll turn off the light
Not every man was born to stay up late at night

There are plenty of boats to catch
If you notice all the sails in the wind
But you better look hard my friend
In case you catch a ride on the wrong one
In the distance is the one you belong on
Oh the water is wide
It’s hipe to be miserable when you’re young and intellectual
In a bit you’ll admit you’re a misfit

Come on home with me
We’ll sit under a tree
And if you get the itch
I’ll supply the scratch
Not every man was born with a boat to catch

It’s hip to be miserable when you are young and intellectual
In a bit you’ll admit you’re a misfit
A misfit

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Carly Simon has released many songs over the years besides Misfit. Carly Simon released songs from 1971 to 2008 spanning across albums like Carly Simon, Anticipation, No Secrets, Hotcakes, Playing Possum, Another Passenger, Boys In The Trees, Spy, Come Upstairs, Torch, Hello Big Man, Spoiled Girl, Coming Around Again, Working Girl, Have You Seen Me Lately, My Romance, This Is My Life, Letters Never Sent, Film Noir, The Bedroom Tapes, Piglet's Big Movie, Christmas Is Almost Here Again, Moonlight Serenade, Into White, and This Kind Of Love. Decade Lyrics has over lyrics & songs by Carly Simon.

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About Lyrics and Misfit by Carly Simon

The lyrics to Misfit are the words, verses and chorus for the song released by Carly Simon in 1974. Elements of the lyrics to Misfit are both direct in meaning and also metaphorical with the real meanings of the song only known by Carly Simon and any collaborating writers working on the lyrics for Misfit back when it was created.

Some people have an interest in the etymology behind words and phrases. You can take apart the lyrics to Misfit by Carly Simon in a number of ways. The word "lyric" itself derives from the Latin word lyricus, with the actual English word lyrics applied to the definition "words set to music" listed in Stainer and Barrett's 1876 Dictionary of Musical Terms. Continuing the chain, the Latin word lyricus derives from the Greek word λυρικός or lyrikós. This somewhat means "poetry accompanied by the lyre" or "words set to music." You can easily see that by looking at the background of the word lyric, that the "lyrics to Misfit" means the words set to the music of Misfit, or poetry accompanied by the lyre played by Carly Simon. The singular form "lyric" is still used to mean the complete words to a song. However, the singular form lyric is also commonly used to refer to a specific line (or phrase) within a song's lyrics. Hence, by this analysis of word structure, you could say that the lyric to Misfit and the lyrics to Misfit are both one and the same thing. None of this talk about the word Lyrics is really relevant to fans of Carly Simon who came here looking just for the lyrics to Misfit, but we feel it is still fun to learn what's behind commonly used words and lyrics in songs.

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