Run That Body Down
Paul Simon Lyrics


Went to my doctor yesterday
She said I seem to be OK
She said, "Paul, you better look around
How long you think that you can
Run that body down?
How many nights you think you can
Do what you been doin'
Who, now who you foolin?"

I came back home and I went to bed
I was resting my head
My wife came in and she said
"What's wrong, sweet boy, what's wrong?"
I told her what's wrong
I said, "Peg, you better look around
How long you think you can
Run that body down
How many nights you think you can
Do what you been doin'
Who, now, who you foolin?"

Who you foolin?
Who you foolin?

Ah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
I said, "Na na na"

Kid, you better look around
How long you think that you can
Run that body down?
How many nights you think you can
Do what you been doin'
Who, now, who you foolin?

Who you foolin?
Who you foolin?
Who you foolin?
Who you foolin, yeah?

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Written by: Paul Simon

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Liv Møller

Went to the doctor Yesterday She said I seem to be OK
She said, "Paul, you better look around
How long you think that you can
Run that body down?
How many nights you think you can
Do what you been doin'
Who, now who you foolin?"

I came back home and I went to bed
I was resting my head
My wife came in and she said
"What's wrong, sweet boy, what's wrong?"
I told her what's wrong
I said, "Peg, you better look around
How long you think you can
Run that body down
How many nights you think you can
Do what you been doin'
Who, now, who you foolin?"

Who you foolin?
Who you foolin?



All comments from YouTube:

Norfolk Enchants

I love when Paul Simon lets loose with his falsetto - 'tis a really sweet sound.

111Benzie

You are not kidding--incredible!

John Koellisch Songwriter

Paul had a way of writing such cool melodies. Powerful tunes that hit you with a whisper instead of a scream.

Beverly Wallick

Love this song. I remember when it came out and thought about myself. 'm still here in 2016. What a miracle.

Liv Møller

Went to the doctor Yesterday She said I seem to be OK
She said, "Paul, you better look around
How long you think that you can
Run that body down?
How many nights you think you can
Do what you been doin'
Who, now who you foolin?"

I came back home and I went to bed
I was resting my head
My wife came in and she said
"What's wrong, sweet boy, what's wrong?"
I told her what's wrong
I said, "Peg, you better look around
How long you think you can
Run that body down
How many nights you think you can
Do what you been doin'
Who, now, who you foolin?"

Who you foolin?
Who you foolin?

Tony S

This song never gets old, but I did.

David Leineweber

So easy on the ears.

Mike Rubinate

I have always loved this song since I first heard it as a child., interesting sound of jazz and blues... Emotional and/or physical strife yet with a certain confidence in the lyrics.... plus that semi Doo-Wop sounding mid point from about 2:10 with the vibraphone, prominent bass line. And how interesting of him to sing out of his range in higher octaves in the falsetto voice.

Mike Rubinate

@Eduardo Diaz Thank you so much.. sorry for the late response

Eduardo Diaz

props for the insightful review man, and what a classic!

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