Graceland
Paul Simon Lyrics


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
Memphis, Tennessee
I'm going to Graceland
Poor boys 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 noticed
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 sees the wind blow"

I'm going to Graceland
Memphis, Tennessee
I'm going to Graceland
Poor boys 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
Well, everybody sees you're blown apart
Everybody sees the wind blow

Ooh, ooh, ooh
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, oh, oh
In Graceland, in Graceland, in Graceland
I'm going to Graceland

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Written by: Paul Simon

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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 noticed
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 sees 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
Oh, 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



All comments from YouTube:

Adam Westhorpe

One of the bravest things ive heard a musician do.....mix southern african music with american folk and he pulled it off bigtime...some of the best tunes ever recorded

garethb1961

You MUST be joking!

garethb1961

Cultural appropriation = racism

Ma Bul

What? Forgot bands name. But he asked the south African people do give up their beats so he got $$ i think after one song knew could pepper full album with their beats in return they got to fly 1st class! Amazingly generous mr Simon. 1st class. Then ? Show me the money they should have made a new song. Aweeeyahsilomer. Mr Simon where are the follars. Such gew go so far here! What you living off? Graceland. 1st class is nice but you stole alot from us those recording times. 1 song? no more but $$ 1st class flight like was world obviously not paid their worth as 1st class plane trip would not be a major thing.

dodietheprodie

Black White why are people so subjective who gives a fuck just enjoy the music this album is probably one of the best of the twentieth century

deweypug

Almost every white rock and roll musician mixed African music with folk music. Paul did it with indigenous African musicians, in the midst of apartheid...in South Africa. That was the thing he pulled off, beautifully, I might add.

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ThePeacefulChannel

I remember dad playing the tape for this whole album in the car while on a road trip to Rome, I love my dad

infinera06

If your foot is not tapping, you are dead!

Oscar S-H

honestly didn't think this was how I would find out

Ute Müller

Stimmt!! Man muss tanzen. Zumindest mitsingen. Und ist berührt.

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