This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more

Playlist of Paul Simon

x
  • Paul Simon - The Boxer

    5:14

    Simon & Garfunkel performing “The Boxer” live in Paris
    Listen to Simon & Garfunkel:

    Subscribe to the official Simon & Garfunkel YouTube Channel:

    Follow Simon & Garfunkel:
    Facebook:
    Website:
    YouTube:
    Spotify:

    Lyrics:
    I am just a poor boy
    Though my story's seldom told
    I have squandered my resistance
    For a pocket full of mumbles, such are promises
    All lies and jests
    Still a man hears what he wants to hear
    And disregards the rest
    When I left my home and my family
    I was no more than a boy
    In the company of strangers
    In the quiet of the railway station
    Running scared,
    Laying low, seeking out the poorer quarters
    Where the ragged people go
    Looking for the places
    Only they would know
    Lie la lie, lie la la la lie lie
    Lie la lie, lie la la la la lie la la lie


    #SimonAndGarfunkel #TheBoxer #FolkRock #PaulSimon #Vevo

  • x
  • Paul Simon - The Sound of Silence

    4:28

    Simon & Garfunkel performing “The Sound of Silence” in Hyde Park
    Listen to Simon & Garfunkel:


    Subscribe to the official Simon & Garfunkel YouTube Channel:


    Follow Simon & Garfunkel:
    Facebook:
    Website:
    YouTube:
    Spotify:

    Lyrics:
    Hello darkness, my old friend
    I've come to talk with you again
    Because a vision softly creeping
    Left its seeds while I was sleeping
    And the vision that was planted in my brain
    Still remains
    Within the sound of silence


    #SimonAndGarfunkel #SoundsOfSilence #FolkRock

  • x
  • Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al

    4:36

    Check out the official music video for You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon

    Paul Simon's official audio for 'You Can Call Me Al'. Click to listen to Paul Simon on Spotify:

    As featured on The Essential Paul Simon. Click to buy the track or album via iTunes:
    Google Play:
    Amazon:

    More from Paul Simon
    Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes:
    Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard:
    Father and Daughter:

    More great 80s videos here:

    Follow Paul Simon
    Website:
    Facebook:

    Subscribe to Paul Simon on YouTube:

    ---------

    Lyrics:

    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
    Best of PaulSimon:
    Subscribe here:

    #PaulSimon #YouCanCallMeAl #Vevo #Pop #VevoOfficial

  • Simon & Garfunkel - Greatest Hits MUSIC LEGENDS

    34:54

    Simon & Garfunkel - Greatest Hits (HD) (Video Collection)
    01. The Sound Of Silence 00:00
    02. The Boxer 04:58
    03. Bridge Over Troubled Water 09:47
    04. Mrs. Robinson 15:12
    05. Bright Eyes 20:52
    06. Graceland 25:04
    07. You Can Call Me Al 30:08
    **** MUSIC LEGENDS ****

  • x
  • Paul Simon - Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes

    5:48

    Check out the official music video for Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes by Paul Simon

    Paul Simon's official audio for 'Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes'. Click to listen to Paul Simon on Spotify:

    As featured on The Essential Paul Simon. Click to buy the track or album via iTunes:
    Google Play:
    Amazon:

    More from Paul Simon
    You Can Call Me Al:
    Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard:
    Father and Daughter:

    More great 80s videos here:

    Follow Paul Simon
    Website:
    Facebook:

    Subscribe to Paul Simon on YouTube:

    ---------

    Lyrics:

    (a-wa) O kodwa u zo-nge li-sa namhlange
    (a-wa a-wa) Si-bona kwenze ka kanjani
    (a-wa a-wa) Amanto mbazane ayeza

    She's a rich girl
    She don't try to hide it
    Diamonds on the soles of her shoes

    He's a poor boy
    Empty as a pocket
    Empty as a pocket with nothing to lose
    Sing Ta na na
    Ta na na na
    She got diamonds on the soles of her shoes
    She got diamonds on the soles of her shoes
    Diamonds on the soles of her shoes
    Diamonds on the soles of her shoes

    #PaulSimon #DiamondsOnTheSolesOfHerShoes #Vevo #Pop #VevoOfficial

  • Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence - Madison Square Garden, NYC - 2009/10/29&30

    4:58

    25th ANNIVERSARY ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME CONCERT
    Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence - Madison Square Garden, NYC - 2009/10/29&30

  • x
  • Paul Simon - The Boxer

    5:50

    Music video by Paul Simon performing The Boxer (from The Concert in Hyde Park). (C) 2017 Sony Music Entertainment

  • Graceland

    4:47

    Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment

    Graceland · Paul Simon

    The Essential Paul Simon

    ℗ 1986 Sony Music Entertainment

    Released on: 2010-07-12

    Drums: Vusi Khumalo
    Percussion: Makhaya Mahlangu
    Bass: Bakithi Kumalo
    Guitar: Chikapa Ray Phiri
    Other: Demola Adepoju
    Vocal: The Everly Brothers
    Assistant Engineer: Peter Thwaites
    Assistant Engineer: Mark Cobrin
    Producer: Steven Strassman
    Engineer: Roy Halee
    Mastering Engineer: Greg Calbi
    Re-mastering Engineer: Dan Hersch
    Re-mastering Engineer: Bill Inglot

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Paul Simon - Late in the Evening

    4:00

    Music video by Paul Simon performing Late in the Evening. (C) 1980 Paul Simon Music under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment.

  • x
  • Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer

    5:09

    “The Boxer” by Simon & Garfunkel
    Listen to Simon & Garfunkel:

    Subscribe to the official Simon & Garfunkel YouTube Channel:

    Follow Simon & Garfunkel:
    Facebook:
    Website:
    YouTube:
    Spotify:

    Lyrics:
    I am just a poor boy
    Though my story's seldom told
    I have squandered my resistance
    For a pocket full of mumbles, such are promises
    All lies and jests
    Still a man hears what he wants to hear
    And disregards the rest
    When I left my home and my family
    I was no more than a boy
    In the company of strangers
    In the quiet of the railway station
    Running scared,
    Laying low, seeking out the poorer quarters
    Where the ragged people go
    Looking for the places
    Only they would know
    Lie la lie, lie la la la lie lie
    Lie la lie, lie la la la la lie la la lie


    #SimonAndGarfunkel #TheBoxer #FolkRock

  • Paul Simon and Willie Nelson - Homeward Bound

    4:41

    Simon and Nelson sing Homeward Bound together - 2003

  • Paul Simon - 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

    3:40

    Listen to the official audio for 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon. (C) 1975 Paul Simon under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment.

    #PaulSimon #50WaysToLeaveYourLover #Vevo #Pop #VevoOfficial

  • El Condor Pasa - Paul Simon & Garfunkel

    4:21

  • Paul Simon - Loves Me Like A Rock

    3:19

    UK hit 1973 peaked at No.39, 5 weeks on chart

  • Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence

    3:59

    Simon & Garfunkel performing “The Sound of Silence” in Central Park
    Listen to Simon & Garfunkel:

    Subscribe to the official Simon & Garfunkel YouTube Channel:

    Follow Simon & Garfunkel:
    Facebook:
    Website:
    YouTube:
    Spotify:

    Lyrics:
    Hello darkness, my old friend
    I've come to talk with you again
    Because a vision softly creeping
    Left its seeds while I was sleeping
    And the vision that was planted in my brain
    Still remains
    Within the sound of silence


    #SimonAndGarfunkel #SoundsOfSilence #HelloDarknessMyOldFriend

  • Paul Simon - Slip slidin away

    4:46

    I picked some pictures for this lovely tune - filled with tragic and loneliness.

  • Paul Simon - Slip Slidin Away Lyrics

    4:46

    Crossroads Novel at Amazon:
    Crossroads Novel at Apple iTunes:
    Crossroads Novel at Barnes & Noble:
    Crossroads Novel at Kobo Books:
    Crossroads Novel at Smashwords:

    For more information on the Crossroads Playlist please visit

    Slip Slidin' Away
    Paul Simon
    Paul Simon Music (BMI)
    from the album
    Greatest Hits, Etc.
    Recorded by Paul Simon
    Released on the Columbia Recording Label
    November 1, 1977


    Slip slidin’ away
    Slip slidin’ away
    You know the nearer your destination
    The more you’re slip slidin’ away

    I know a man
    He came from my hometown
    He wore his passion for his woman
    Like a thorny crown
    He said, “Delores, I live in fear
    My love for you’s so overpowering
    I’m afraid that I will disappear”

    Slip slidin’ away
    Slip slidin’ away
    You know the nearer your destination
    The more you’re slip slidin’ away

    And, I know a woman
    Became a wife
    These are the very words she uses to describe her life
    She said, “A good day
    Ain’t got no rain”
    She said, “A bad day’s when I lie in bed
    And think of things that might have been”

    Slip slidin’ away
    Slip slidin’ away
    You know the nearer your destination
    The more you’re slip slidin’ away

    And I know a father
    Who had a son
    He longed to tell him all the reasons
    For the things he’d done
    He came a long way
    Just to explain
    He kissed his boy as he lay sleeping
    Then he turned around and headed home again

    Slip slidin’ away
    Slip slidin’ away
    You know the nearer your destination
    The more you’re slip slidin’ away

    God only knows
    God makes his plan
    The information’s unavailable
    To the mortal man
    We’re working our jobs
    Collect our pay
    Believe we’re gliding down the highway
    When in fact we’re slip slidin’ away

    Slip slidin’ away
    Slip slidin’ away
    You know the nearer your destination
    The more you’re slip slidin’ away

  • Paul Simon - Bridge Over Troubled Water 1992

    4:45

    Paul Simon in 1992

  • Paul Simon - American Tune

    3:36

    Al parecer este tema fué emitido en 1975, en la BBC TV durante una entrevista de Michael Parkinson a Paul Simon.
    Single en 1973 del LP There Goes Rhymin' Simon e incluido en 1974 en el magnífico directo Paul Simon in Concert: Live Rhymin, es de obligada inclusión en sus directos (en solitario o con Art Garfunkel).

  • Paul Simon - Late in the Evening

    4:52

    Music video by Paul Simon performing Late in the Evening (from The Concert in Hyde Park). (C) 2017 Sony Music Entertainment

  • x
  • Paul Simon & Goerge Harrison- Here Comes The Sun

    6:39

  • Paul Simon - The Only Living Boy In New York

    4:08

    Best of PaulSimon:
    Subscribe here:


    Music video by Paul Simon performing The Only Living Boy In New York. (C) 2012 Paul Simon. Under exclusive license to StarCon, LLC d/b/a Hear Music TM

  • Paul Simon - Mrs. Robinson

    5:30

    Paul Simon cuenta el proceso de creación e interpreta un fragmento de Mrs. Robinson en su paso por The Dick Cavett Show televisado originalmente el 8 de abril de 1970 por la ABC en USA.

  • Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water HD

    5:18

    From the DVD Paul Simon and Friends

    Buy the DVD here:

    Lyrics:
    When you're weary
    Feeling small
    When tears are in your eyes
    I will dry them all

    I'm on your side
    When times get rough
    And friends just can't be found
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay me down
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay me down

    When you're down and out
    When you're on the street
    When evening falls so hard
    I will comfort you
    I'll take your part
    When darkness comes
    And pain is all around
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay me down
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay me down

    Sail on Silver Girl,
    Sail on by
    Your time has come to shine
    All your dreams are on their way

    See how they shine
    If you need a friend
    I'm sailing right behind
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will ease your mind
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will ease your mind

  • Mother And Child Reunion - Paul Simon

    3:09

  • Paul Simon - Dazzling Blue

    4:54

    Music video by Paul Simon performing Dazzling Blue (from The Concert in Hyde Park). (C) 2017 Sony Music Entertainment

  • Paul Simon - Under African Skies

    3:57

    Music video by Paul Simon performing Under African Skies. (C) 2012 Sony Music Entertainment

    #PaulSimon #UnderAfricanSkies #Vevo #Pop #VevoOfficial

  • Paul Simon - Late In The Evening: Live in Central Park

    4:27

    Music video by Paul Simon performing Late In The Evening. (C) 1991 Paul Simon Music

  • Paul Simon - Homeward Bound - Live on Skavlan | SVT/NRK/Skavlan

    4:46

    More Skavlan
    Twitter:
    Facebook:
    Instagram:

  • Paul Simon - Bridge Over Troubled Water

    5:15

    Legendary singer/songwriter Paul Simon performs his classic Bridge Over Troubled Water with Art Garfunkel during his ceremony at the Library of Congress during which he received the first ever Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in 2007.

    With an all-star cast of guest musicians including Marc Anthony, Shawn Colvin, Alison Krauss, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Lyle Lovett, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder and more, this concert captured many one-of-a-kind moments with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and 12-time Grammy winner.

    BUY THE DVD:

    WANT TO SEE MORE LIVE MUSIC? SUBSCRIBE HERE:

    FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK:

    FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:

    Lyrics:
    When you're weary, feeling small,
    When tears are in your eyes
    I will dry them all
    I'm on your side
    When times get rough
    And friends just can't be found
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay me down
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay me down

    When you're down and out
    When you're on the street
    When evening falls so hard
    I will comfort you
    I'll take your part
    When darkness comes
    And pain is all around
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay me down
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay me down

    Sail on, silvergirl
    Sail on by
    Your time has come to shine
    All your dreams are on their way
    See how they shine
    If you need a friend
    I'm sailing right behind
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will ease your mind
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will ease your mind

  • Paul Simon - Obvious Child

    4:30

    Paul Simon's official music video for 'Obvious Child'. Click to listen to Paul Simon on Spotify:

    As featured on The Essential Paul Simon. Click to buy the track or album via iTunes:
    Google Play:
    Amazon:

    More from Paul Simon
    Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes:
    Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard:
    Father and Daughter:

    More great 90s videos here:

    Follow Paul Simon
    Website:
    Facebook:

    Subscribe to Paul Simon on YouTube:

    ---------

    Lyrics:

    I'm accustomed to a smooth ride
    Or maybe I'm a dog who's lost its bite
    I don't expect to be treated like a fool no more
    I don't expect to sleep through the night
    Some people say a lie's a lie's a lie
    But I say why
    Why deny the obvious child?
    Why deny the obvious child?

    And in remembering a road sign
    I am remembering a girl when I was young
    And we said These songs are true
    These days are ours
    These tears are free
    And hey
    The cross is in the ballpark
    The cross is in the ballpark

    We had a lot of fun
    We had a lot of money
    We had a little son and we thought we'd call him Sonny
    Sonny gets married and moves away
    Sonny has a baby and bills to pay
    Sonny gets sunnier
    Day by day by day by day

    #PaulSimon #ObviousChild #Vevo #Pop #VevoOfficial

  • Paul Simon Sound of Silence Ground Zero 9/11 HD

    4:27

    Paul Simon's Tribute to 9/11 Sound of Silence Simon and Garfunkel Folk New york HD live ground zero World trade center WTC the tenth anniversary guitar acoustic

  • Paul Simon: Garfunkel is an unusual guy

    3:24

    In an interview to David Letterman in 1982, Paul Simon talks about his relationship with Garfunkel.

  • Paul Simon - The Boxer – Outside Lands 2019, San Francisco

    8:30

    Paul Simon - The Boxer (with Bob Weir) – San Francisco, Live, Outside Lands 2019, Sun. 8-11-19, Golden Gate Park, 1st row. Paul: We've been friends ever since (1967). But actually, this is our first duet!


    Other Tidbits:

    Paul Simon retired from touring last year, but he remained open to one-off performances to benefit causes that mean a lot to him. For OSL, Paul chose the San Francisco Parks Alliance and Friends of the Urban Forest. Paul also performed A Very Special Outside Lands Pop-Up Show 2 nights earlier at the Fox Theater in Oakland. The last time he performed in the SF Bay Area was last year for the Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour at Oracle Arena. Everybody was excited to see him (again!).

    Simon: Well I have an old friend who is coming out to join me tonight... I met him in 1967... I was coming up to the Haight-Ashbury to invite The Grateful Dead to join the Monterey Pop Festival. I knocked on the door of their house, and Bob Weir opened the door... and we've been friends ever since! But actually, this is our first duet!



    Setlist:

    1. Late in the Evening
    2. The Boy in the Bubble
    3. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
    4. Dazzling Blue
    5. That Was Your Mother
    6. Mother and Child Reunion
    7. Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
    8. Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War (with yMusic)
    9. Can't Run But (with yMusic)
    10. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon & Garfunkel song) (with yMusic)
    11. The Obvious Child
    12. Wristband
    13. Spirit Voices
    14. The Cool, Cool River
    15. Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
    16. You Can Call Me Al

    Encore:
    17. Graceland
    18. Still Crazy After All These Years
    19. The Boxer (Simon & Garfunkel song) (with Bob Weir)
    20. American Tune
    21. The Sound of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel song)


    Lineup:
    Paul Simon
    Leon Bridges
    Kacey Mesgraves
    Judah & the Lion
    Mavis Staples
    PJ Morton

  • Paul Simon - Father And Daughter

    4:08

    Paul Simon's official music video for 'Father And Daughter'. Click to listen to Paul Simon on Spotify:

    As featured on The Essential Paul Simon. Click to buy the track or album via iTunes:
    Google Play:
    Amazon:

    More from Paul Simon
    Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes:
    Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard:

    More great 00s videos here:

    Follow Paul Simon
    Website:
    Facebook:

    Subscribe to Paul Simon on YouTube:

    ---------

    Lyrics:

    If you leap awake in the mirror of a bad dream
    And for a fraction of a second you can't remember where you are
    Just open your window and follow your memory upstream
    To the meadow in the mountain where we counted every falling star

    I believe a light that shines on you will shine on you forever
    And though I can't guarantee there's nothing scary hiding under your bed
    I'm gonna stand guard like a postcard of a Golden Retriever
    And never leave 'til I leave you with a sweet dream in your head

    I'm gonna watch you shine
    Gonna watch you grow
    Gonna paint a sign
    So you'll always know
    As long as one and one is two
    There could never be a father
    Who loved his daughter more than I love you

    #PaulSimon #FatherAndDaughter #Vevo #Pop #VevoOfficial

  • Paul Simon - Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard

    3:10

    Paul Simon's official music video for 'Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard'. Click to listen to Paul Simon on Spotify:

    As featured on The Essential Paul Simon. Click to buy the track or album via iTunes:
    Google Play:
    Amazon:

    More from Paul Simon
    You Can Call Me Al:
    Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes:
    Father and Daughter:

    More great 70s videos here:

    Follow Paul Simon
    Website:
    Facebook:

    Subscribe to Paul Simon on YouTube:

    ---------

    Lyrics:

    The mama pajama rolled out of bed
    And she ran to the police station
    When Ihe papa found out he began to shout
    And he started the investigation

    It's against the law
    It was against the law
    What the mama saw
    It was against the law

    The mama looked down and spit on the ground
    Everytime my name gets mentioned
    The papa said oy if I get that boy
    I'm gonna stick him in the house of detention
    Well I'm on my way
    I don't know where I'm going
    I'm on my way I'm taking my time
    But I don't know where
    Goodbye to Rosie the queen of Corona
    See you, me and Julio
    Down by the schootyard
    See you, me and Julio
    Down by the schoolyard
    Me and Julio down by the schoolyard

    #PaulSimon #MeAndJulioDownByTheSchoolyard #Vevo #Pop #VevoOfficial

  • Paul Simon - 50 ways to leave your lover

    4:48

    Live 2000

  • Paul Simon - The Boy In The Bubble

    4:01

    Paul Simon's official music video for 'The Boy In The Bubble'. Click to listen to Paul Simon on Spotify:

    As featured on The Essential Paul Simon. Click to buy the track or album via iTunes:
    Google Play:
    Amazon:

    More from Paul Simon
    Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes:
    Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard:
    Father and Daughter:

    More great 70s videos here:

    Follow Paul Simon
    Website:
    Facebook:

    Subscribe to Paul Simon on YouTube:

    ---------

    Lyrics:

    It was a slow day
    And the sun was beating
    On the soldiers by the side of the road
    There was a bright light
    A shattering of shop windows
    The bomb in the baby carriage
    Was wired to the radio

    These are the days of miracle and wonder
    This is the long distance call
    The way the camera follows us in slo-mo
    The way we look to us all
    The way we look to a distant constellation
    That's dying in a corner of the sky
    These are the days of miracle and wonder
    And don't cry baby, don't cry
    Don't cry

    #PaulSimon #TheBoyInTheBubble #Vevo #Pop #VevoOfficial

  • Paul Simon I know what I know

    3:27

    Paul Simon

  • Love In Hard Times-Paul Simon

    4:44

    BRAND NEW Paul Simon song!!!!!!! wondeful

  • PAUL SIMON -

    5:03

    PAUL SIMON interpretando en vivo DUNCAN con el acompañamiento de un conjunto peruano de la zona del CUZCO,Perú, patrimonio de la humanidad....

  • Paul Simon - Kodachrome

    3:34

    Kodachrome is a song written and recorded by Paul Simon. It appeared on his 1973 solo album There Goes Rhymin' Simon, and was released as a lead single from the LP on May that year. It is named after the Kodak 35mm film Kodachrome.

  • Paul Simon - The Boy In The Bubble

    5:17

    Music video by Paul Simon performing The Boy In The Bubble. (C) 2012 Sony Music Entertainment

  • Paul Simon, Sound Of Silence

    4:55

    Paul Simon plays The Sound of Silence live in concert during an Outside Lands Pop-Up Show at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, California on Friday, August 9, 2019.

    The song was originally released on Simon and Garfunkel's debut album, Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. (1964). It was was one of the first songs played live by Simon and Garfunkel, helping to land them their record deal with Columbia Records. After Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. commercially flopped, Simon and Garfunkel disbanded, and Paul Simon later released a new version of the song on his solo album, The Paul Simon Songbook, in 1965. The Simon & Garfunkel version began to receive extensive radio airplay in late 1965, especially after Columbia Records issued a remix of the song (without the duo's knowledge), and later became their first Number 1 hit. The success of this song prompted Simon & Garfunkel to reunite and release a second album in early 1966.

    Paul Simon played the final show of his Farewell Tour on September 22, 2018, but has come out of his retirement from touring to headline at the Outside Lands Festival this Sunday in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. He has announced that he will contribute all proceeds from Sunday's performance to Friends of the Urban Forest and the San Francisco Parks Alliance. After Outside Lands, Simon will play two shows in Maui on August 13 and 14 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, again donating all of his net proceeds to local environmental groups.

    =====================================================
    The Sound Of Silence lyrics:

    Hello darkness, my old friend
    I've come to talk with you again
    Because a vision softly creeping
    Left its seeds while I was sleeping
    And the vision that was planted in my brain
    Still remains
    Within the sound of silence

    In restless dreams I walked alone
    Narrow streets of cobblestone
    'Neath the halo of a street lamp
    I turned my collar to the cold and damp
    When my eyes were stabbed by
    The flash of a neon light
    That split the night
    And touched the sound of silence

    And in the naked light I saw
    Ten thousand people, maybe more
    People talking without speaking
    People hearing without listening
    People writing songs that voices never share
    And no one dared
    Disturb the sound of silence

    Fools, said I, You do not know
    Silence like a cancer grows
    Hear my words that I might teach you
    Take my arms that I might reach you
    But my words, like silent raindrops fell
    And echoed in the wells of silence

    And the people bowed and prayed
    To the neon god they made
    And the sign flashed out its warning
    In the words that it was forming
    And the sign said:
    The words of the prophets are
    Written on the subway walls
    And tenement halls
    And whispered in the sound of silence.

    Written by Paul Simon

    ============================================

    Paul Simon official bio:

    During his distinguished career spanning six decades, musician and songwriter Paul Simon has produced timeless masterpieces, such as Bridge Over Troubled Water, Still Crazy After All These Years, and Graceland, all of which garnered Grammy Album of the Year.

    Mr. Simon was awarded the inaugural Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which recognizes the profound and positive effect of popular music on the world's culture. Mr. Simon is also a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors, and, in 2006, was named one of Time magazine's 100 People Who Shape Our World.

    Of Mr. Simon’s many concert appearances, he is most fond of the two concerts in Central Park in New York (with his partner and childhood friend Art Garfunkel in 1981 and as a solo artist in 1991) and the series of shows he did at the invitation of Nelson Mandela in South Africa: the first American artist to perform in post-apartheid South Africa. In 1998, his performance on center field at Yankee Stadium celebrating the unveiling of Joe DiMaggio’s monument is a treasured memory for this lifelong Yankee’s fan.

    Paul Simon's varied philanthropic work includes the co-founding of the Children's Health Fund, which donates and staffs 53 mobile medical units that bring health care to low-income children and their families around the United States, providing more than 3 million doctor/patient visits since its inception in 1987.

    In June 2017, net proceeds from Mr. Simon's month-long U.S. concert tour were donated to benefit the Half-Earth Project, an initiative of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation. During Paul Simon's Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour in 2018, he left a financial gift in each city he visited on tour, benefitting local youth and environmental organizations.

    In a letter to fans announcing his Farewell Tour and retirement from touring last year, Mr. Simon said, After this tour, I anticipate doing the occasional performance…and to donate those earnings to various philanthropic organizations, particularly those whose objective it is to save the planet, ecologically.

  • Paul Simon - Graceland & You Can Call Me Al

    9:52

    Hard Rock Calling 2012 (Hyde Park, London)

    Graceland is the title song of the album Graceland, released in 1986 by Paul Simon. The lyrics deal with the singer's thoughts during a road trip to Graceland after the failure of his marriage to actress and author Carrie Fisher. The song won the 1988 Grammy Award for Record of the Year.

    You Can Call Me Al is also a song by Paul Simon, the first single released from his album Graceland. The lyrics can be interpreted as describing a man experiencing a midlife crisis (Where's my wife and family? What if I die here? Who'll be my role model?). However, as Paul Simon himself explained during the Graceland episode of the Classic Albums documentary series, by the third verse the lyrics move from a generic portrait-like perspective to a personal and autobiographical one, as he describes his journey to South Africa which inspired the entire album. The names in the song came from an incident at a party that Simon went to with his then-wife Peggy Harper. French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez, who was attending the same party, mistakenly referred to Paul as Al and to Peggy as Betty, inspiring Simon to write a song.


    Lyrics (Graceland):

    The Mississippi Delta
    Was shining like a National guitar
    I am following the river
    Down the highway
    Through the cradle of the Civil War

    I'm going to Graceland
    Graceland
    In Memphis,Tennessee
    I'm going to Graceland
    Poorboys and pilgrims with families
    And we are going to Graceland
    My traveling companion is nine years old
    He is the child of my first marriage
    But I've reason to believe
    We both will be received
    In Graceland

    She comes back to tell me she's gone
    As if I didn't know that
    As if I didn't know my own bed
    As if I'd never notice
    The way she brushed her hair from
    Her forehead and she said, Losing love
    Is like a window in your heart
    Everybody sees you're blown apart
    Everybody feels the wind blow

    I'm going to Graceland
    Memphis, Tennessee
    I'm going to Graceland
    Poorboys and pilgrims with families
    And we are going to Graceland
    And my traveling companions
    Are ghosts and empty sockets
    I'm looking at ghosts and empties
    But I've reason to believe
    We all will be received
    In Graceland

    There is a girl in New York City
    Who calls herself the human trampoline
    And sometimes when I'm falling, flying
    Or tumbling in turmoil I say
    Whoa, so this is what she means
    She means we're bouncing into Graceland
    And I see losing love
    Is like a window in your heart
    Everybody sees you're blown apart
    Everybody feels the wind blow

    In Graceland, in Graceland
    I'm going to Graceland
    For reasons I cannot explain
    There's some part of me wants to see Graceland
    And I may be obliged to defend
    Every love, every ending
    Or maybe there's no obligations now
    Maybe I've a reason to believe
    We all will be received
    In Graceland

    Whoa, in Graceland, in Graceland
    In Graceland,
    I'm going to Graceland


    Lyrics (You Can Call Me Al):

    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, woe 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 along along
    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!

    Call me Al

    Na na na na...

    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

  • Paul Simon - Under African Skies

    4:46

    Music video by Paul Simon performing Under African Skies (from The Concert in Hyde Park). (C) 2017 Sony Music Entertainment

  • Paul Simon - 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

    4:23

    Music video by Paul Simon performing 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (from The Concert in Hyde Park). (C) 2017 Sony Music Entertainment

  • Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes HD

    7:40

    In 2007 Alison Krauss, Stevie Wonder, Lyle Lovett, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Marc Anthony, Art Garfunkel and a host of others joined Paul Simon in Washington, D.C., to honor Paul as the first recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Here he performs Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes. Want to see more? Buy the DVD here:

    Wanna see more videos? Subscribe here:

    Facebook:
    Twitter:

    Lyrics:
    (A-wa a-wa) o kodwa u zo-nge li-sa namhlange
    (A-wa a-wa) si-bona kwenze ka kanjani
    (A-wa a-wa) amanto mbazane ayeza
    She's a rich girl
    She don't try to hide it
    Diamonds on the soles of her shoes

    He's a poor boy
    Empty as a pocket
    Empty as a pocket with nothing to lose
    Sing ta na na
    Ta na na na
    She got diamonds on the soles of her shoes
    Ta na na
    Ta na na na
    She got diamonds on the soles of her shoes
    Diamonds on the soles of her shoes
    Diamonds on the soles of her shoes
    Diamonds on the soles of her shoes
    Diamonds on the soles of her shoes

    People say she's crazy
    She got diamonds on the soles of her shoes
    Well that's one way to lose these
    Walking blues
    Diamonds on the soles of your shoes

    She was physically forgotten
    And then she slipped into my pocket
    With my car keys
    She said you've taken me for granted
    Because I please you
    Wearing these diamonds
    And I could say oo oo oo
    As if everybody knows
    What I'm talking about
    As if everybody here would know
    Exactly what I was talking about
    Talking about diamonds on the soles of her shoes

    She makes the sign of a teaspoon
    He makes the sign of a wave
    The poor boy changes clothes
    And he puts on after-shave
    To compensate for his ordinary shoes

    And she said honey take me dancing
    But they ended up by sleeping
    In a doorway
    By the bodegas and the lights on
    Upper Broadway
    Wearing diamonds on the soles of their shoes

    And I could say oo oo oo
    And everybody here would know
    What I was talking about
    I mean everybody here would know exactly
    What I was talking about
    Talking about diamonds

    People say I'm crazy
    I got diamonds on the soles of my shoes
    Well that's one way to lose
    These walking blues
    Diamonds on the soles of my shoes

    Ta na na
    Ta na na na
    (Repeat to fade out)

  • Paul Simon sings Homeward Bound live in the studio

    2:51

    .....Paul Simon sings his inaugural hit.Homeward Bound live on the Michael Parkinson show......1975...

  • Paul Simon - Kodachrome

    3:39

    Great song relating back to the days when colored film became available. Colorful images and shots of old Kodak cameras underscore the influence Kodak had on all of us amateur photographers. Written and recorded by Paul Simon. Appeared in his 1973 album, There Goes Rhymin' Simon

Menu