Paul Simon's
Paul Simon Frankfurt 2002

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A baby boy was found
A baby girl was found
A black bear running through the forest light holds me in her sight and her
A blues band arrives
A bone-weary traveler
A boy sat on the ledge.
A broken laugh a broken fever
A church is burning
A church is more than just timber and stone
A cloud shifts
A compromise was painfully worked out in the House Judiciary Committee.
A conversation in a crowded room going nowhere
A cooling system
A couple was rubbing against us
A day at the end of the week to wonder and rejoice.
A face
A family of musicians took shelter for the night
A forest and a prison
A fortress deep and mighty,
A frog in South America
A girl I can't forget (2)
A hard liquor store.
A heavy belt around my waist to restrain me
A history of whispers
A letter would brighten
A lime-green lizard scuttles down the cabin wall
A little bit about you
A little bit of a breakdown,
A little boy lies asleep in the earth
A long time ago yeah,
A loose affiliation of millionaires
A love once new has now grown old.
A man gets tied up to the ground
a man waits in the shadows.
A man walks down the street
A mind wanders
A most peculiar man
A mother and child, the baby maybe two months old
A mother murmurs in twilight sleep
A nation turns its lonely eyes to you (Woo woo woo).
A newspaper blown through the grass
A passenger traveling quietly conceals himself
A patrol car passing by
A poet reads his crooked rhyme
A reach in the dark
A reach in the darkness
A recent loss of memory
A scene badly written in which I must play.
A scene badly written (2)
A shadow in the family
A shadow of a horse
A shattering of shop windows
A shepherd resting with his flock,
A silver moon above my head
a single-worded poem comprised of
A slide in a slide projector
A Spanish boy could be killed every night of the week
A spiny little island man
A sympathetic stranger
A tear drop consists of electrolytes and salt
A telephone is ringing in the hallways
A thirsty dreamless sleep released me
A time of innocence a time of confidences.
A Trailways bus is heading south
A trip around the world
A trip into the pearl gray morning sunlight
A trip to the market
A troublemaker if I ever seen one
A voice in your head that you'd rather forget
A wild boy from the streets of El Barrio
A winding river
A winter's day
A year after J.F.K.
A young girl in a parking lot
A-a-a-a-ah, she said I seem to be O.K.
A-a-a-a-ah, She said
Abandoned now just like the war
Abandoned, forsaken
About 1,500 years ago the messenger Mohammed spoke
About a face
About goldilocks and the three bears
About how it used to be
About pigs, sheep and wolves
About some words that were said
About the fifty ways
Accepted at the door
Ace in the hole
Across the street from The Public,
Acts of kindness, like breadcrumbs in a fairytale forest
Acts of kindness
Adam and Eve
Adios Hermanos, Adios
Adopted by wolves when he was a child
Afraid to leave the projects
After a while they'll change your style
after school at three."
After the dream of falling and calling your name out
After the rain on the Interstate (2)
Aglow in the sky
Ah, but it doesn't matter, no.
Ah, four in the morning
Ah, I told her what's wrong
Ah, I was resting my head
Ah, peace like a river ran through the city
Ah, South California.
Ah-- Remember: one man's ceiling is another man's floor!
Ahambula ahambulei - hey
Ahambula ahambulei
Ahhh, seasons change with the scenery
Ain't got no place to stay
Ain't got no rain
Ain't nobody loves me
Ain't nothing flashing but the fireflies
Ain'tcha got no rhymes for me?
All about the fire in your life
All afternoon "it's a wonderful life
All along along
All along the injured coast
All around the world
All come to look for America
All for the taste of your sweet love Thelma
All I could think of was sunlight,
All I ever learned was fighting
All I find in this world
All I found was a lie
All I have left to recall.
All is bright
All is calm
All is groovy
All lies and jest.
All my life I've been a wanderer
All night long
All night squawk about
All night (2)
All of the nights we'd harmonize till dawn.
All of these extra movements I make
All of these spirit voices rule the night
All over the island tonight,
All over the world
All right in a sort of a limited way
All that I once held as true
All that winter we shared a cold
All the birdies in the trees
All the children in the street
All the favorite melodies
All the love that I hold inside
All the trees were washed with April rain
All the way from Washington to Tokyo
All their personal belongings
All those numbers waiting patiently
All your dreams are on their way.
Allergies to dust and grain
Along a path of river stone
Along come a young girl,
Along the way the colors ran
Always a stranger when strange isn't fashionable
Always moody and blue
Always running away
Am I crazy
An angry mob trailed along
An old man who had fainted was revived.
An orphan from the hills of Mayagüez
An unhappy man
An' count the stars like silver studs on
And a day after school, I'm a motorcycle fool
And a rock feels no pain;
And a song I was writing is left undone
And a walk in the garden
And after all is said and done
And after it rains
And all my friends stand up and cheer
And all my wealth won't buy me health,
And all of the colors are black
And all of these spirit voices rule the night
And all of these spirit voices
And all of this herky-jerky motion
And all the old hymns and family names came fluttering down as leaves of emotion
And all the people said,
And all the while it's free as air
And an island never cries.
And as I watch the drops of rain
And ate the berries and roots
And better off left alone
And Betty when you call me
And billionaires and baby,
And blame blame blame
And blowing my way
And breakdowns go.
And brought them all together for one night
And Buddah found Nirvana along the Lotus Way
And bury my past with my burdens and strife?
And buy us something sweet
And call ourselves an institute
And catch me with your eye
And certainly misused
And cleanse my soul of rage
And don't cry baby don't cry
And draws her babies closer.
And drop a smile passing in the hall
And each town looks the same to me, the movies and the factories
And echoed
And ev'ry stop is neatly planned for a poet and a one-man band.
And ev'ry stranger's face I see reminds me that I long to be,
And every song we played
And every tear a sin I'd committed
And everyone agreed it would be a miracle indeed
And everyone hears an inner voice,
And everything about it is a love song
And everything else becomes nothing at all
And fading headline of the Daily News
And fashion is rich people waving at the door
And flowers never bend
And follow your memory upstream
And for a fraction of a second
And freedom is a dark road when you're walking it alone
And friends just can't be found,
And from the shelter of my mind
And further to fly
And gather it all in a bunch of heather,
And Generals order their men to kill
And get to the place where you can read my face and my biography
And get yourself free
And give no warning to her flight.
And giving the days away
And gobble it like candy
And God bless our standard of livin'
And God bless the U. S. of A.
And gravity leaps like a knife off the pavement
And hamsters turn on frequently.
And he carries the reminders of every glove that laid him down,
And he died so his brothers could be free
And he files some feeble appeal
and he holds his crayon rosary
And he holds me in his sight
And he hopes that my faith isn't shaken
And he idly thumbs through the pages
And he started the investigation
And He used to lean upon me
And he wakes to find he's in rolling farmland
And he walked his days
And he walked the length of his days
And he wasn't like them
And headlights slide past the moon
And her hair, in a fine mist
And here I am, Lord
and here's my song
And here's the reason why
And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson,
And here's what I'm gonna do
And hey
And hides behind the Constitution
And high up above my eyes could clearly see
And his heart is laughing, screaming, pounding
And his heart is racing with the urge to freedom.
And his number was left on the ground
and his tiny room!
And his uniform was torn
And his wisdom like a river flowed
And hope you'll get a bite
And how my heart approaches what it yearns
And how the room is softly faded
And how we all ascended
And I ain't had such misery
And I ain't scurrying;
And I aint no fool for love songs
And I believe in the future
And I believe in the morning you'll begin to see the light
And I believe (2) (3)
And I brought it home to you
And I can lie down on my blanket
And I can't catch it back
And I could say Oo oo oo,
And I could say Oo oo oo
and I curse my poverty and I wish that I could be
And I don't know a soul who's not been battered
And I don't know why
And I don't seem to be happy about that
And I don't want to be a jury
And I dreamed I was dying
And I dreamed I was flying
And I guess she thought
And I hadn't been playing that long
And I have no opinion about me
And I have no opinion about that
And I heard the jungle breathing in the bamboo
And I heard the sound of acapella groups, yeah
And I hide behind the shield of my illusion.
And I know a father
And I know I got to be there.
And I know I'm fakin' it,
And I learned the truth from Lenny Bruce,
And I may be obliged to defend
And I must be what I must be and face tomorrow.
And I my Robert Frost,
And I only kiss your shadow,
And I ought to just hold her
And I play the ace of spades
And I reached for the phone
And I remember there's a radio, coming from the room next door
And I see losing love
And I seen that girl as the road to my survival
And I stepped outside to smoke myself a J
And I stopped to rest for a while
And I thought I heard a call
And I turned my amp up loud and I began to play
And I view my light with resignation
And I wait untill it came
And I wander in the night without direction.
and I was born in the boredom and the chowder
And I was born one dark gray morn
And I was in crazy motion
And I was weary, from my driving
And I watch as her breasts
And I watch the cars go by
And I will lay my burden down
And I wished I wore a ring
And I wonder,
And I'm habitually feelin' kinda blue.
And I'm laying out my winter clothes, and wishing I was gone, goin' home
And I'm on my way
And I'm one step ahead of the shoe shine
And I'm the one who's wrong
And I'm the one
And I'm tired of being darling Lorraine
And I'm tired, nine hundred sit-ups a day.
And I'm trying to get some rest
And I've got a wall around me
and if everybody here would know
And if I believe everything they say
And if I traveled my whole life
And if I was the President (was the President)
And if life is a blessing
And if you came along
And if you're wondering why
And in a while they fell apart
And in remembering a road sign
And in the cold light of morning, there is nothing that remains
And in the naked light I saw
And it curled into the circle of birth,
And it flies like an arrow
And it lays you down by noon
And it looks like a mess around here
And it swept across the desert
And it was late in the evening, and all the music's seeping through
And it's a hitchhike a hundred miles.
And it's been a...
And it's changing the shape of my face
And it's fitting that it should,
And it's like a nicotine habit you're always thinking about quittin'
And it's not just you
And it's oh lord how we going to pray
And it's our song
And its ever-longing for a counterpart
And just like a dog I was befriended
And kiss you when you start your day.
And kisses on the shoulder.
And ladies and gentlemen this is the show
And leave a spray of diamonds in its wake
And life was great,
And look around, leaves are brown now
And looking back down at me
And love is crushed like clay
And love will wash you out
And loves me
And made them wild
And make every lover the love of my life
And mama, mama it ain't no lie
And many more waiting in the lines
And many times confused
And maybe one day soon
And money never cared for me
And Mrs. Reardon says he has a brother somewhere!
And music is my knife
And music is my trade
And my baby fell in love with him
And my blanket of leaves won't warm
And my blood is Taino
And my body won't give it a break
And my children before me
and my long years of innocence ended
And my nametag
And my poetry to protect me;
And my soul in solitary
And my traveling companions
And my will was broken by my pride and my vanity
And needless to say
And never leave till I leave you
And no one dare
And no one in turn ever spoke to him
And nobody's gonna argue with him
And now it was time for some fuckin' law and order
And now you're heading into more.
And once upon a pair of wheels
and opens wide and welcome doors
And others will never explain
And our brains
And pains is all around,
And people forget what a child's life is worth
And pieces of silver,
And purifies my life
And puts on after-shave,
And release my fists at last
And say man you're old
And say your life is on fire
And says baby don't cry
And sell and buy and
And shadows wash the room.
And she calls my name
And she ran to the police station
And she said honey take me dancing
And she said losing love
and she should know
and she told me all about the Pentecost
And she won't bother you no more
And shoot at the moon
And since that day, I'm sorry to say
And since that day (2)
and sing an American tune
And slept on the banks
And so you see I have come to doubt
And some bloody purple clothes
And some folks have come and gone
And sometimes even music
And sometimes when I'm falling flying
And soothing as the rain
And speak what was done
And speculate who had been damaged the most
And stole away into the night
And take her away
And tell me why
And tenement halls."
And that was your father,
And that's all that there is or could ever exist
And that's how I want it to be
And that's the way I like it
And that's what the whole thing's all about
And that's why God made the movies
And that's worth something
And the animals will love it
And the automatic earth,
And the baby with the baboon heart
And the bag of tricks it takes
And the breeze that wraps around you (2)
And the broken bones
And the course of a lifetime runs
And the dead sand,
And the Devil would call my name (grown to be a man)
And the Devil would call my name (when I was just a boy)
And the elephants are kindly but
And the frayed cuffs and collars were mended by haloes of golden thread
And the governor says forget it
And the grass was gray
And the hatred never ends
And the heart can explode
And the last one to know
And the leaves that are green turn to brown,
And the leaves that are green turned to brown,
And the leaves that are green turned to brown.
And the light from a street lamp
And the light is alien
And the lights come up
And the memory Is strong
And the moon in the meadow
And the moon rose over an open field.
And the music was flowing amazing
And the night was black with smog
And the numbers all come home
And the pale yellow moon shone in his eyes
And the pattern never alters
And the pattern still remains
And the people bowed and prayed
And the pipes were old
And the police come, and they lay you down for dead
And the puzzle that is me.
And the radio's singing song
And the road begins to climb
And the roots of rhythm remain
and the rumor of his parties and the orgies on his yacht
And the score was tied
And the season lost
And the sign flashed out its warning,
And the sign said, "The words of the prophets
And the sky is a coat of diamonds (2)
And the sky is a hazy shade of winter
And the sky is flecked with signs of hope
And the smokestacks drifting by
And the song ends
And the strength to push like spring
And the sun goes down
And the sun was beating
And the superficial sighs,
And the tarpaulin was rolled
And the train is gone suddenly
And the two becomes a
And the two of us went to this bar
And the usual marriage stuff
And the vision that was planted in my brain
And the voice in the middle of my head said
And the war rages on in a land called somewhere
and the war was cold
And the weatherman lied,
And the whole world whispering
And the world begins The Elephant Dance
And the world goes crazy for blood-Latin blood.
And the zookeeper is very fond of rum.
And then I could see (and then I could see)
And then it's "Oh, I'm sorry"
And then she kissed me and I realized she probably was right
And then there's all that weight to be lost
And then wah wah wah wah wah wha wah
And there's music in the street
And there's no doubt about it
And these old hopes and fears
And these prayers are
And these streets
And they checked out the groups
And they crumble in your hand.
And they faded in the night, and they vanished in the dark
And they laid his spikes
And they linger there to die.
And they looked in their bedroom drawer
And they never made a sound.
And they photographed the scene
And they shackled my legs
And they signed it on the bottom
And they stick you for the extra dime
And they unlocked the door
And they want to get something to eat?
and they were grateful for his patronage and they thanked him very much
And they wither with the wind,
And they won't come undone
And think of things that might have been
And think they're immune
And thinking of a rock and roll song
And this is what he said
And those I didn't do
And though I can't guarantee
And though I know you're fighting it
and though it seems strange to say
And though my lack of edu---cation
And though they both were occupied
And thought it puts me up tight to leave you,
And to fight for a cause they've long ago forgotten (2)
And tomorrow is another hard working Monday
And tonight will be
And touched the sound of silence.
And turn it into good,
And two more to begin the book of my soul's search.
And ups to start you on your way
And veins and arteries
And wait for the hour of my rescue
And walk down the road
And watched the ripples run away
And waters the grave with its silent tears
And wave after wave come the aftershocks
And we are going to Graceland,
And we are homeless, homeless, homeless
And we are homeless, homeless
And we dance together Aurea and me
And we don't know where.
And we drank ourselves some beers
And we drove away
And we estimate the universe about 13-14 billion
And we got a prison riot
And we laughed them all
And we note our place with bookmarkers
And we said These songs are true
And we shall all be called as witnesses
And we sit and drink our coffee
And we stayed to close the place
And we talked about some old times
And we walked off to look for America.
And we will leave this loathsome little town
And we'll all have a good time
And we'll know we're in love
And we, we were amazed at the power of his appetite
And what do you think
And what is more
And whatever is frightening
And when he steps into the spotlight
And when I awoke and felt you warm and near,
And when I looked I see
And when I wear that starry crown
And when I wrote my story
And when it doesn't
And when my baby looks at me, she's gonna love me too
And when that light turned green
And when the radical priest
And when they say
And when will I cash in my lottery ticket
And when you ran to me
And whisper'd in the sounds of silence.
And who will feed a starving sparrow?
And who will speak a kindly word?
And whoa whoa whoa
And with the part or me that talks
And worse
And yet somehow I know she hears her radio
And you keep the window closed
And you know who's to blame
And you put me on your pillow
And you read your Emily Dickinson,
And you said
And you want to write a song about the moon
And you're good
And you're the one
And your burdens will be shared
And your smile seems softer than it was
And your voice is the heat of the night
And, whoa, my nights are so long
Andy Warhol, won't you please come home?
Angel of Mercy, people are suffering
Angel Soto
Anger and no one can heal it
Animal behavior
Another bullshit degree
Another life, another galaxy
Antelopes are missionaries,
Any aliens here? You better check with us,
Any time the strain begins to tell
Anybody care what I say? No!
Anyway Lorraine and I got married
Anyway you choose
Anywhere a quarter buys a tune
Appeals for love or love's release
April, comes she will,
Architects may come and
Architects may go and
Are ghosts and empty sockets
Are often mistaken for one and the same
Are playing it
Are sympathetic eyes.
Are the borders of our lives.
Are traveling together
are written on the subway walls
Are you going to Scarborough Fair:
Are you looking for a way to chuck it all?
Are you my beautiful young boy,
Are you my beautiful young boy
Are you worried 'cause your girlfriend's just a little late?
Are you worried and distressed?
Armies of engineers
Armistice Day
As a pickpocket
As I lie upon my bed
As I pledged allegiance to the wall
As I walked on.
As if everybody here would know
As if everybody knows
As if I didn't know my own bed,
As if I didn't know that
As if I'd never noticed,
As if she captured the breath of my
As if through reading glasses
As it bounces off the avenue
As it sweeps across her island pillow
As it was before
As Jesus speaks through me,
As long as one and one is two
As near to love as love will ever be"
As she lies here beside me asleep with the night.
As she lies here beside me (2)
As the sun shines through the curtained lace
As tired as a dream that wants to die
As we can observe
As you shortly will discover"
Ask me and I will play
Ask somebody to love you
Asking everybody's opinion
Asking only workman's wages I come lookin' for a job,
Asks me to pray for the murderer's soul
Asleep with the night,
At a birthday party
At a reasonable price.
At a traffic light
at all that they can touch or catch
At any convenient time
At my young love beside me,
At the zoo.
Auburn, Brooklyn House of D.,
August, die she must.
Automotive dream, oh yeah, oh yeah
Aw, who's gonna love you when your looks are gone?
Away from the feel and flow of life for so many years
Away, I'd rather sail away
Away (2) (3) (4)
Ay ay ay
Ay verdad te digo, ese tipo es tan sucio.
Ba ba ba ba
Ba ba ba... ba-ba ba-ba ba-ba...
Babalu-aye spins on his crutches
Babu Charlie Cruz
Baby, baby, baby
Baby, baby,
Back in my little town
Back in the house, family of three
Bad news, bad news!
Banana-colored light-skinned spics,
Barnyard thug
Baya jabula abasi thanda yo
Be my special one
Became a wife
Because a vision softly creeping,
Because he hated what was wrong
Because I believe in you
Because I please you
Because it's easier to learn than unlearn
because it's such an unusual sight
Because the heart will howl
Because we've passed the point of no return
Because you cannot walk with the holy,
Becomes reality,
Been Roy Haleed and Art Garfunkeled.
Been some hard feelings here
Before I reached the age of sixteen
Before I'm through.
Before the words released you, the guard would kill the light
Before they come to catch me I'll be gone.
Before you learn to fly
Before you set your sails
Before you was born dude,
Believe we're gliding down the highway
Believing I had supernatural powers
Beneath a stormy sky
Beneath your honesty
Benedictus qui est venit,
Best wishes, Martin.
Between the salt water and the sea strand,
Big and fat
Bit by bit
Bleeker Street
Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit.
Blessed are the meth drinkers, Pot sellers, Illusion dwellers.
Blessed are the penny rookers, Cheap hookers, Groovy lookers.
Blessed are the sat upon, Spat upon, Ratted on,
Blessed are the stained glass, window pane glass.
Blessed is the church service makes me nervous
Blessed is the lamb whose blood flows.
Blessed is the land and the kingdom.
Blessed is the man whose soul belongs to.
Bone-weary traveler waits by the side of the road
Bonedigger Bonedigger
Born at the instant
Born at the right time
born into society a banker's only child
Both night and day
Bound to win a prize
Bright and bon vivant
Brought traditional enemies together but it left the defenders of the measure without the votes of their strongest supporters.
Brrrrmm, pa-pa-pa-pa, pa-pa-pa-pa
Brushes your thigh
Buddy Holly still goes on
Bug out of here real fast."
Burning in the desert sun
Burns out in the Ukraine
But a voice in my head
But all my words come back to me in shades of mediocrity
But all that is changed now,
But among the reeds and rushes
But any old place will be okay
But anyway you've got to go
But back in the house, family of four now
But cars are cars all over the world
But cool.
But each time I try on
But each time she withdrew
But everybody knows all about hard times.
But feel the bite
But find only fate
But from time to time
But he can't leave his fears behind,
but he hesitates then withdraws
But he turns that trick with pride
But he's avoiding me
but his catalog was sold
But his Christian name was Mister Earl
But his words don't connect to his eyes
But human expectation
But I can't make the cost
But I don't believe them, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
But I don't believe, and I'm not consoled
But I don't know where
But I feel good
But I feel like a clown
But I feel so good
But I feel you could,
But I feel you could.
But I felt bad all the same
But I find all men die
But I get no offers,
But I know you'll soon be here
But I never got the chance to serve
But I never met the man so I don't really know
But I never opened up my door
But I say the cross is in the ballpark
But I say there's no truth to that tale
But I say why
But I say (2)
But I shall be free."