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My Feminine Ways

When you write a song in English, the right word can be a close, next-door neighbour to the ‘not-quite-right’ word.

Ragnar Kjartansson chose ‘once again’ instead of ‘yet again’ for the line that repeats in My Feminine Ways: “Once again, I fall into my feminine ways.”  He chose well. Once is a perfect fit. Yet would have forced the music to stumble. Why?

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