Paranoia Blues
Paul Simon Lyrics


I got some so-called friends
They'll smile right to my face
But, when my back is turned
They'd like to stick to me
Yes, they would

Oh no, no, oh no no
There's only one thing I need to know
Whose side are you on?
I fly into JFK
My heart goes boom boom boom
I know that customs man
He's going to take me
To that little room

Oh no, no, oh no, no
There's only one thing I need to know
Whose side are you on?
Whose side are you on?

I got the paranoia blues
From knockin' around in New York City
Where they'll roll you for a nickel
And they'll stick you for the extra dime

Anyway you choose
You're bound to lose in New York City
Oh, I just got out in the nick of time
Well, I just got out in the nick of time

Once I was down in Chinatown
I was eating some Lin's Chow Fon
I happened to turn around
And when I looked I see
My Chow Fon's gone

Oh no, no, oh no, no
There's only one thing I need to know
Whose side are you on, whose side are you on?
Well, there's only one thing I need to know
Whose side, whose side, whose side?

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Paul Simon

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Comments from YouTube:

Simon Shepherd

b side to mother and child reunion

Ethan Doran

There once was a guitarist named Paul Simon :P

Jack Spiring

I rather appreciated the fade out and then pop back in of the image when the song does, very nice work!

cosmo ellwood

Great song, beautiful slide guitar from Stefan Grossman.......

Mick Mouse

Summer 72 when we were all still alive, up & coming not up & gone.

Peter Ian Finnigan

Yup I know that feeling all to well your busted

Wayne J

I'm on your side, Paul! 😎

Nicholas DeRienzo

A little ditty about drug trafficking. Love it.

funkengruvenful

thanks for posting. if u need me i'll be checking the rest of the tracks. strong affection for this record.    :)

LShackley

Nice fade there before the tag ending!

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