Papa Hobo
Paul Simon Lyrics


It's carbon and monoxide
The ole Detroit perfume
It hangs on the highways
In the morning
And it lays you down by noon
Oh Papa Hobo
You can see that I'm dressed like a schoolboy
But I feel like a clown
It's a natural reaction I learned
In this basketball town

Sweep up
I been sweeping up the tips I've made
I been living on Gatorade
Planning my getaway
Detroit, Detroit
Got a hell of a hockey team
Got a left-handed way
Of making a man sign up on that
Automotive dream, oh yeah, oh yeah
Oh Papa Papa Hobo
Could you slip me a ride?
Well, it's just after breakfast
I'm in the road
And the weatherman lied

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Written by: Paul Simon

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Thelonious Coltrane

It's carbon and monoxide

The ole Detroit perfume

And it hangs on the highways

In the morning

And it lays you down by noon

Oh Papa Hobo

You can see that I'm dressed like a schoolboy

But I feel like a clown

It's a natural reaction I learned

in this basketball town



Sweep up

I been sweeping up the tips I've made

I been living on Gatoraae

Planning my getaway

Detroit, Detroit

Got a hell of a hockey team

Got a left-handed way

Of making a man sign up on that

Automotive dream, oh yeah

Oh Papa Papa Hobo

Could you slip me a ride

Well, It's just after breakfast

I'm in the road

And the weatherman lied



All comments from YouTube:

Sean B

This songwriting is near perfect.

Sister The Sister

Wait, did you say 'near'?






;-)

Lloyd Metevier

Overall,in my opinion,one of the best complete albums ever made. Every track has a way of getting into your head and heart and staying there. I loved it when I first heard it in 1972 and I still listen to it end to end regularly 47 years later

Philidor

Agreed, and we’re Paul Simon fans separated by over 40 years. I first heard it a couple years ago and didn’t really listen to the whole thing till I got it on vinyl a month or so ago. This album just hits different.

CinemaMusic55

I agree, Lloyd.

Gene Hennigh

The weather man lied

Sister The Sister

He always does!

thatchers bastard child mr scoots

Last time I heard this was as a kid on a day out from our dull run down east London council estate to watch the plaines come in at Heathrow airport we was in a mk 2 ford Corrina with a 8 track player .wonderfully😀

william tennent

I compare this album to Dylans Blood on the Tracks and Van Morrisons Astral Weeks.Flawless.Thanks Paul

WeirDylan Marley

I've been sweeping up the tips I made, I'm living on Gatorade, planning my getaway.

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