I have the same feeling, and actually I wasn't much thinking about this song previously. I guess it was because it was single hit; I simply always went over it to A Thousand Kisses Deep and other songs on that amazing record. I think others did the same: I don't recall we have much discussion about In My Secret Life at all here (or it was still on old-fashined, black message board?).linda_lakeside wrote:I'm always reluctant to try and 'analyse' LCs lyrics, for myself or anyone else, as they can mean different things on different days (for me, at least).
That's why I ignored Leigh's question for few days, as everybody others did. I know we all don't like "analysis" questions, and it would be better that leigh offered some of his thoughts in the first place, because there is no such definitive thing "the interpretation of In My Secret Life". You can't "know" the interpretation, you can only "have it", have your own. ICT's post was obviously caused by same feelings (=Read it for yourself), but as Leigh is new here, I thought it was nice to give some ideas ex abrupto (and it was never mentioned ex cathedra, whenever I write ).
And in the end, guess what: we have considerable flow of ideas here, as always when we try to get some meanings behind the lyrics. I always like that. Keep it going.