Learn How to Fall
Paul Simon Lyrics


You got to learn how to fall
Before you learn to fly
And mama, mama it ain't no lie
Before you learn to fly
Learn how to fall

You got to drift in the breeze
Before you set your sails
It's an occupation where the wind prevails
Before you set your sails
Drift in the breeze

Oh and it's the same old story
Ever since the world began
Everybody got the runs for glory
Nobody stop and scrutinize the plan
Nobody stop and scrutinize the plan

You got to learn how to fall
Before you learn to fly
The tank towns they tell no lie
Before you learn to fly
Learn how to fall

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Written by: PAUL SIMON

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alison hurst

Learn How To Fall....Lyrics

You got to learn how to fall
Before you learn to fly
And mama, mama it ain’t no lie
Before you learn to fly
Learn how to fall

You got to drift in the breeze
Before you set your sails
Oh, an occupation where the wind prevails
Before you set your sails
Drift in the breeze

Oh, and it’s the same old story
Ever since the world began
Everybody got the runs for glory
Nobody stop and scrutinize the plan
Nobody stop and scrutinize the plan
Nobody stop and scrutinize the plan

You got to learn how to fall
Before you learn to fly
The tank towns, they tell no lies
Before you learn to fly
Learn how to fall

© 1973 Words and Music by Paul Simon



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Diane Nelson

Amazingly profound poet, this Paul Simon ... love him ... he's part of the American folk honor role somewhere ... great guitar lead!

Meg LaSpina

love this song from "Something's got to give" with Diane Keaton!!!!!

Patrick Hamilton-Bruen

That being said, sounds like I should watch the film eh

Patrick Hamilton-Bruen

Paul Simon did it first

Ronald Charles Epstein

It should have been used on THE FALL GUY.

anna boxberger

Me too it’s so good I had no idea Paul Simon sang it

Music Lover

Never heard this until the credits to this movie (Something's Got to Give) were shown........Jack Nicholson, Dianne Keaton etc.....nice romantic comedy. Song fits.

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dominick corman

A life lesson put to song. How was not a big hit ?

Chris Corman

Saw the great Paul Simon on his farewell tour I prayed he'd play this and he didn't but he is still great. Thank you Paul for making my life better with you in it I love you

NothingMaster

Back when music was music.

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