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Diary

by

Bread



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This song is about a boy who is in love with a girl. He finds her diary and reads it, only to find out she is in love with someone else. Bread keyboard player David Gates made up the story.
The unusual sound that plays through the track is a guitar run through a synthesizer. (thanks, Nick - Paramus, NJ, for above 2)
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Comments (7):

I can't understand that line... "And as I go through my life, he will give to HER his WIFE?" Is that his wife's love is waiting for is a LESBIAN? Because he will to HER his wife? I'm so curious please answer it :)
- Gilbert, Quezon City, Philippines
In 1959 Neil Sedaka released a completely different song titled "Diary", it peaked at No. 14, one position higher than Bread's song...
- Barry, Sauquoit, NY
What an suprising end to such a beautiful song.
- Bill, Tuscon, AZ
when the first time i heard it, i just laugh.... coz i remember the time when my crush got my diary.... its so funny.... hahaha
- ladylhai, Q.C., Philippines
I think it's supposed to be disconcerting air, not disconcerting wish
- Jeff, Columbia, MD
What a painful song! I mean, it's great, but painful for the one who's perspective it's from. Incredible love the dude shows, singing at the end, "and as I go through my life, I will wish for her HIS wife, all the sweet things she can find, all the sweet things THEY can find." Talk about true love, eh? Completely selfless. A much bigger man than I could ever be! Excellent lyrics.
- Lench, La Mirada, CA
This song is absolutely beautiful. The story is very moving and is woven together so well. But then I expect no less from David Gates, one of the best songwriters of his generation but rarely mentioned in discussions about such things.
- Mark, McHenry, IL
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