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You Can Call Me Al
Paul Simon 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 in 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, whoa, 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
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
Scatterings 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

Na na na na, na na na na
Na na na na, na na na-na na-na
Na na na na, na-na na-na na na
Na na na na, na-na na-na na na

If you'll be my bodyguard
I can call you Betty
If you'll be my bodyguard
I can call you Betty
If you'll be my bodyguard

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Paul Simon

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Wutaii1 Nostalgia

If this isn't a feel good song then I don't know what is.

H P

There’s another song don’t worry be happy with Robin Williams

Easton James

Despite the economic downturn, I'm so happy @).
have been earning $ 60,000 returns from my $7,000
investment every 13days.

Semi

It does it's job as a feel good song up until it ends, in which case i'd be deafened by the next song from how quiet this video is

GOP says God WANTED you to be raped

When I was a kid and this was in the radio all the time, I thought it was a love song. Lol

1tobicat

I say Doobie Brothers “Listen to the Music”.

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Santo Music

Respect to Paul Simon for bringing South African music into the Popular mainstream. He opened the door for many musicians who play that music.

Larry N

@Michael Ulbrichsen you are being an @sshole with your comments.

Santo Music

@Choolwe Mulenga it is a derogatory term related to a caricature of a primitive african with a bone through his nose etc. The guy who called the music that, made a complete fool of himself…

Choolwe Mulenga

What is oga booga.

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