Thinking ...whatever happened to gabardine suits?
In my Freshman year of college somewhere around 1968, right after the song came out (on Bookends album), I had an English composition class. We had the assignment to discuss the lyrics. It was the most fun I've had in a college class. Everyone, especially me, paid lots of attention to that class.
A few years later, while driving across country, I played the tape in my car...and renewed its meaning. (while crossing the Mississippi River).