Thursday, June 21, 2007

One of My Favorite Songs

I think it is just reminiscent of my childhood or something but every time Paul Simon's You Can Call Me Al Comes on I get happy:)

Do you have any songs like this?
Do you think Paul Simon could be a super star if he was emerging today in the culture of the video?

A man walks down the street
He says why am I soft in the middle now
Why am I soft in the middle
The rest of my life is so hard
I need a photo-opportunity
I want a shot at redemption
Don't want to end up a cartoon
In a cartoon graveyard
Bonedigger Bonedigger
Dogs in the moonlight
Far away my well-lit door
Mr. Beerbelly Beerbelly
Get these mutts away from me
You know I don't find this stuff amusing anymore
If you'll be my bodyguard
I can be your long lost pal
I can call you Betty
And Betty when you call me
You can call me Al

A man walks down the street
He says why am I short of attention
Got a short little span of attention
And wo my nights are so long
Where's my wife and family
What if I die here
Who'll be my role-model
Now that my role-model is
Gone Gone
He ducked back down the alley
With some roly-poly little bat-faced girl
All alone alone
There were incidents and accidents
There were hints and allegations

If you'll be my bodyguard
I can be your long lost pal
I can call you Betty
And Betty when you call me
You can call me Al
Call me Al

A man walks down the street
It's a street in a strange world
Maybe it's the Third World
Maybe it's his first time around
He doesn't speak the language
He holds no currency
He is a foreign man
He is surrounded by the sound
The sound
Cattle in the marketplace
Scatterlings and orphanages
He looks around, around
He sees angels in the architecture
Spinning in infinity
He says Amen! and Hallelujah!

If you'll be my bodyguard
I can be your long lost pal
I can call you Betty
And Betty when you call me
You can call me Al
Call me Al

5 comments:

Little Sis said...

Yes, I too have a happy song. "Ants Marching" by Dave Matthews band.

I love Paul Simon and like "Diamonds on the soles of her shoes" on that same albumn.

Unfortunately, I doubt he would make it in today's hip-hop pop culture with the untalented that currently plague most of our airwaves..just my opinion though.

Mags said...

It's time for me to fly...

And lots of other ones.

I really like Paul Simon too.

Megan said...

thanks alot - now I'm gonna have that song stuck in my head all day!

the108 said...

I love that song....

I have a ton of em'. Lemme think on it a bit.

~paige~ said...

i love me some old school simon and garfunkle too...kodachrome