Paul Simon's
Paul Simon Frankfurt 2002


ŠPaul Simon, released on Bookends (Simon and Garfunkel) 1968


"Let us be lovers we'll marry our fortunes together."

"I've got some real estate here in my bag."

So we bought a pack of cigarettes and Mrs. Wagner pies

And we walked off to look for America.

"Kathy," I said as we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh

"Michigan seems like a dream to me now

It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw

I've come to look for America."


Laughing on the bus;

Playing games with the faces;

She said the man in the gabardine suit was a spy;

I said "Be careful his bowtie is really a camera."


"Toss me a cigarette, I think there's one in my raincoat."

"We smoked the last one an hour ago."

So I looked at the scenery, she read her magazine

And the moon rose over an open field.


"Kathy, I'm lost," I said, though I knew she was sleeping.

"I'm empty and aching and I don't know why."

Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike:

They've all come to look for America

All come to look for America

All come to look for America