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what happened to Richard Cory in the end?

Richard Cory

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  • J. J..
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    According to Simon and Garfunkel

    'He put a bullet through his head"!

    Lyrics attached!

    They say that Richard Cory owns one half of this whole town,

    With political connections to spread his wealth around.

    Born into society, a banker's only child,

    He had everything a man could want: power, grace, and style.

    But I work in his factory

    And I curse the life I'm living

    And I curse my poverty

    And I wish that I could be,

    Oh, I wish that I could be,

    Oh, I wish that I could be

    Richard Cory.

    The papers print his picture almost everywhere he goes:

    Richard Cory at the opera, Richard Cory at a show.

    And the rumor of his parties and the orgies on his yacht!

    Oh, he surely must be happy with everything he's got.

    But I work in his factory

    And I curse the life I'm living

    And I curse my poverty

    And I wish that I could be,

    Oh, I wish that I could be,

    Oh, I wish that I could be

    Richard Cory.

    He freely gave to charity, he had the common touch,

    And they were grateful for his patronage and thanked him very much,

    So my mind was filled with wonder when the evening headlines read:

    "Richard Cory went home last night and put a bullet through his head."

    But I work in his factory

    And I curse the life I'm living

    And I curse my poverty

    And I wish that I could be,

    Oh, I wish that I could be,

    Oh, I wish that I could be

    Richard Cory.

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