Jerry: Well Darryl. Trying to put that last fiasco behind us I had started listening to this song. As I was listening to it I initially felt that it was indeed a sad song. I had thought it was about a woman that died but later found that was definitely not the case. The more I listen to it, the more I feel that there is something rather sinister about this song, but I can't seem to put my finger on it.

Darryl: What's sinister about this song is Willy himself. The quick run down is that his wife/girlfiriend left Willy because he thinks only with his willy. And he isn't even any good at that. He now realizes that a little foreplay might have done a world of good.

Jerry: I'm not sure I'm completely following you. I see that he may have not been intimate at a frequency that she may have found desirable, but you think this song is strictly about sex or the lack there of?

Darryl: Let me list you a few lines from the song that illustrate his sexual selfishness.
  • If I made you feel second best...
  • Girl I'm sorry I was blind... (We all know what he's referring to here!)
  • Little things I should have said and done I just never took the time...
  • Give me one more chance To keep you satisfied...
Let's face it. The man is a chronic premature-ejaculator, and he's been happy with that!

Jerry: Oh SNAP! You are saying Willie has a hair trigger willy?! I'm starting to see where you are coming from. I think you may possibly be mistaken as to what his problem is. I'm starting to think he had erectile dysfunction. The poor bastard was in need of some serious male enhancement medication. I mean it's obvious he didn't treat her well either which is probably because he had such low self esteem. This song is totally sad, but not in the way I originally thought. The little thing he should have done was go to the doctor! Wow, this song is sad in a whole different way than I had originally thought.

Darryl: Please! Don't make this loser into a victim. The guy only thinks of himself and always will. Even when he's trying to get her back he only cares about their sexual relationship. I do think you may be on to something, though. I think that when he talks about the "little things" he's referring to his need for male enhancement medication.

Jerry: Well, that changes everything! Lets keep it real Darryl. Thinking about what you just said, I've decided Willie may be the most honest guy out there. He isn't sugar coating his desires with lies of false affection. I think he really does care about her but he's not good at doing the whole "sensitive" thing. One of his major drives is to get some action. Lets face it, getting together with someone is all about knocking da boots. That and of course love, but guys are generally not very good at expressing such things.

He is saying, "Yo babe, I wanna get up in that, and if it will make you feel better I'll TRY to play the role of the caring sensitive guy." He is not saying, "Woman, what the hell is your problem?! Get your ass over here and satisfy my small flaccid penis!"

Darryl: I understand now why you've always considered this such a sad song. You and Willy are obviously singing the same song. Dude, there's more to a relationship than "knocking da boots." It's time you got in touch with your own self-esteem issues. Maybe a little Viagra (tm) would allow you to get past your sexual insecurites and open up to the world of REAL relationships. You know, like really being "sensitive" and stuff, not just playing the role.

Jerry: Ok, let me see if I follow and understand your argument. You are telling me that "knocking da boots" is not a prime factor in a REAL relationship? Just being with someone and being in love is what matters? Following your argument, one could easily be in a relationship with someone of their same gender, or someone/something of a different species. Grant it, the same gender thing happens often enough, but again that's usually based on a sexual preference. Come to think of it, there's also that whole farmer and the sheep thing too, so again it is all based on sexual preference and not an emotional attachment.

Testosterone is a powerful substance. I was under the impression that you understood this, but perhaps not. Males have a drive to spread their seed. Biologically speaking we should be polygamous. It is because our feelings for a person that keep us tied solely to them. Willie obviously feels these feelings for this woman. He appears to want to remain monogamous with her. Testosterone just makes it difficult to express those feelings.

Darryl: What a cop out! Next you'll be saying, "The devil made me do it!" Believe me, I've got as much testosterone as the next guy, but I've never once decided to initiate a relationship with a barnyard animal. There's a big difference between making sex an important part of a relationship and making a relationship out of sex.

Jerry - Summary: Well, I've never gone and done the whole "knocking the hooves" thing either, but I'm sure those farmer's relationships are based on the love of good 'ol Bessy and not solely on the sex. How dare you judge them!!!

I can see that our interpretation of this song is generally the same but our views on the appropriateness of his actions differ a fair amount. I just have to say that Tom Leykis would be very disappointed in you...

Willie Nelson - Always On My Mind

Maybe I didn't love you
Quite as often as I could have
Maybe I didn't treat you
Quite as good as I should have
If I made you feel second best
Girl I'm sorry I was blind

You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

Maybe I didn't hold you
All those lonely, lonely times
And I guess I never told you
I'm so happy that you're mine
Little things I should have said and done
I just never took the time

You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

Tell me, tell me that your
Sweet love hasn't died
And give me
Give me one more chance
To keep you satisfied

Little things I should have
Said and done
I just never took the time

You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind....