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Bleecker Street
Simon & Garfunkel Lyrics


Fog's rollin' in off the East River bank
Like a shroud it covers Bleecker Street
Fills the alleys where men sleep
Hides the shepherd from the sheep

Voices leaking from a sad cafe
Smiling faces try to understand
I saw a shadow touch a shadow's hand
On Bleecker Street

The poet reads his crooked rhyme
Holy, holy is his sacrament
Thirty dollars pays your rent
On Bleecker Street

I head a church bell softly chime
In a melody sustainin'
It's a long road to Canaan
On Bleecker Street

Bleecker Street

Lyrics © CARLIN AMERICA INC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Paul Simon

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Luceat Lux

this song is about the distance between people and the difficulty in understanding and communication between us. you're right. someone in the know and on the third level wrote for this show.




(i also thank God that the show introduced more young people to this song. it hit me like a surprise mack truck the first time i heard it in 6th grade alone after school, curiously picking through my dad's records randomly. subsequently, my dad's Simon and Garfunkel records were all destroyed by my overplaying of them...


i kept wondering why this golden music (that is probably the only actual thing in life that literally left my jaw dropped open with surprise) hadn't been shown to me before then in life. What was wrong with everyone? Why wasn't there an entire school subject or religion dedicated to this or something?)



Gamaliel Vasquez

Fog's rollin' in off the East River bank
Like a shroud it covers Bleeker Street
Fills the alleys where men sleep
Hides the shepherd from the sheep

Voices leaking from a sad cafe
Smiling faces try to understand
I saw a shadow touch a shadow's hand
On Bleeker Street

A poet reads his crooked rhyme
Holy, holy is his sacrament
Thirty dollars pays your rent
On Bleeker Street

I head a church bell softly chime
In a melody sustainin'
It's a long road to Caanan
On Bleeker Street



Dunhill Max

Fog's rollin' in off the East River bank

Like a shroud it covers Bleecker Street

Fills the alleys where men sleep

Hides the shepherd from the sheep



Voices leaking from a sad cafe

Smiling faces try to understand

I saw a shadow touch a shadow's hand

On Bleecker Street



A poet reads his crooked rhyme

Holy, holy is his sacrament

Thirty dollars pays your rent

On Bleecker Street



I heard a church bell softly chime

In a melody sustaining

It's a long road to Canaan

On Bleecker Street









Le brouillard roule au large de la rive de l'East River

Comme un linceul, il recouvre la rue Bleecker

Remplit les ruelles où dorment les hommes

Cache le berger des brebis



Des voix s'échappant d'un café triste

Les visages souriants essaient de comprendre

J'ai vu une ombre toucher la main d'une ombre

Sur la rue Bleecker



Un poète lit sa rime tordue

Saint, saint est son sacrement

Trente dollars paie votre loyer

Sur la rue Bleecker



J'ai entendu une cloche d'église sonner doucement

Dans une mélodie soutenant

C'est un long chemin vers Canaan

Sur la rue Bleecker



All comments from YouTube:

Mark Rotar

Somehow mad men has the perfect song to end every episode

Luceat Lux

this song is about the distance between people and the difficulty in understanding and communication between us. you're right. someone in the know and on the third level wrote for this show.




(i also thank God that the show introduced more young people to this song. it hit me like a surprise mack truck the first time i heard it in 6th grade alone after school, curiously picking through my dad's records randomly. subsequently, my dad's Simon and Garfunkel records were all destroyed by my overplaying of them...


i kept wondering why this golden music (that is probably the only actual thing in life that literally left my jaw dropped open with surprise) hadn't been shown to me before then in life. What was wrong with everyone? Why wasn't there an entire school subject or religion dedicated to this or something?)

William Thompson

@collnss All shows in comparison are garbage.

collnss

I’m watching Mad Men for the first time. This year of Corona

Maria Øhrgaard

Yes, yes, yes!!

William Thompson

The cinematography too. How they allow the audience a peek into the character's feelings by a camera shot.

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Matt James

I don't completely know how this song eluded their greatest hits.

savvageorge

One of the 1st songs Paul Simon ever wrote when he was a teenager so he probably got a bit bored of it over the years but still a great song nevertheless.

William Neumyer

Not political enough.

Manuel Huijboom

Agreed! Think the same thing about The dangling conversation and Flowers never bend with the rainfall.

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