Anyone else like them? I love them. Patterns is possibly the best song ever written! Most of you probably know Mrs. Robinson, or Scarburough Fair. I just felt like making a thread dedicated to them. Just cuz they rock so much.
The night sets softly
With the hush of falling leaves,
Casting shivering shadows
On the houses through the trees,
And the light from a street lamp
Paints a pattern on my wall,
Like the pieces of a puzzle
Or a child’s uneven scrawl.
Up a narrow flight of stairs
In a narrow little room,
As I lie upon my bed
In the early evening gloom.
Impaled on my wall
My eyes can dimly see
The pattern of my life
And the puzzle that is me.
From the moment of my birth
To the instant of my death,
There are patterns I must follow
Just as I must breathe each breath.
Like a rat in a maze
The path before me lies,
And the pattern never alters
Until the rat dies.
And the pattern still remains
On the wall where darkness fell,
And it’s fitting that it should,
For in darkness I mst dwell.
Like the color of my skin,
Or the day that I grow old,
My life is made of patterns
That can scarcely be controlled.
“Sean Conery: I was your mother’s Garfunkel”
Go ahead, someone get it, surprise me.
I musta missed that episode (really need to find a list of all the SNLCJs…)
Scarborough Fair is a merry song. I remember singing it around the campfire…
Sounds of Silence is my favorite song. It inspired me to do a lot of things I wouldn’t have done otherwise.
Late in the Evening; great beat.
I like quite a bit of their stuff (and some of the stuff Paul Simon wrote on his own too). Hazy Shade of Winter is a neat song.
Sounds of Silence is a good song, and Mrs Robinson is good for singing in the car on long trips.
I love Scarburough Fair, Mrs. Robinson, and Sounds of Silence. My mom used to play them on the radio in the car all the time, I loved singing along. Unfortunately my brother borrowed the CD and lost it.
In fourth grade we spent about three music classes singing The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy).
don’t hate the playah, hate the game
“The 56th St. Bridge Song” is pretty good. I think they did “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard” too. Of course, I get that confused with “Remeber the Days at the Old Schoolyard,” which I think is Gordon Lightfoot. Could be Cat Stevens, though; I’d have to get out my CD’s to check it.
But yeah, “The Sound of Silence” is a great song. But my favorite is “Kodachrome,” for that opening…
<blockquote><i>When I look back on all the crap I learned in High School/
It’s a wonder I can think at all/…</i></blockquote>
Followed closely by “America.” Ohh, yeah.
Yeah, they were good. People sometimes argue about whose solo career was better. I personally pretty much ignore both of them.