The Coast
Paul Simon Lyrics


A family of musicians took shelter for the night
In the little harbor church of St. Cecilia
Two guitars, bata, bass drum and tambourine
Rose of Jericho and Bougainvillea

This is a lonely life
Sorrows everywhere you turn
And that's worth something
When you think about it
That's worth some money
That's worth something
When you think about it
That is worth some money

A trip to the market
A trip into the pearl gray morning sunlight
Settling over Washington
A trip to the market
A trip around the world
Where the evening meal
Is negotiable, if there is one.

This is a lonely life
Sorrows everywhere you turn
And that's worth something
When you think about it
That's worth some money
That's worth something
When you think about it
That is worth some money

To prove that I love you
Because I believe in you
Summer skies, stars are falling
All along the injured coast
If I have money
If I have children
Summer skies, stars are falling
All along the injured coast
Oh-wah oh-wah Doo-wop a Doo-wah
Summer skies and stars are falling
All along the injured coast
Oh-wah oh-wah Doo-wop a Doo-wah
Summer skies and stars are falling
All along the injured coast

We are standing in the sunlight
The early morning sunlight
In the harbor church of St. Cecilia
To praise a soul's returning to the earth
To the rose of Jericho and the Bougainvillea

To prove that I love you
Because I believe in you
Summer skies, stars are falling
All along the injured coast
If I have money
If I have children
Summer skies, stars are falling
All along the injured coast

If I have weaknesses
Don't let them blind me now
Summer skies, stars are falling
All along the injured coast
Oh-wah oh-wah
Doo Wop a Doo Wah
Summer skies, stars are falling
Leaving the shadow of the valley behind me now
All along the injured coast
Oh-wah oh-wah
Doo Wop a Doo Wah
Summer skies and stars are falling
All along the injured coast
Oh-wah oh-wah
Doo Wop a Doo Wah

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Written by: PAUL SIMON

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Tania Arena

A family of musicians took shelter for the night
In the little harbor church of St. Cecilia
Two guitars, bata, bass drum and tambourine
Rose of Jericho and Bougainvillea

This is a lonely life
Sorrows everywhere you turn
And that's worth something
When you think about it
That's worth some money
That's worth something
When you think about it
That is worth some money

A trip to the market
A trip into the pearl gray morning sunlight
Settling over Washington
A trip to the market
A trip around the world
Where the evening meal
Is negotiable, if there is one.

This is a lonely life
Sorrows everywhere you turn
And that's worth something
When you think about it
That's worth some money
That's worth something
When you think about it
That is worth some money

To prove that I love you
Because I believe in you
Summer skies, stars are falling
All along the injured coast
If I have money
If I have children
Summer skies, stars are falling
All along the injured coast
Oh-wah oh-wah Doo-wop a Doo-wah
Summer skies and stars are falling
All along the injured coast
Oh-wah oh-wah Doo-wop a Doo-wah
Summer skies and stars are falling
All along the injured coast

We are standing in the sunlight
The early morning sunlight
In the harbor church of St. Cecilia
To praise a soul's returning to the earth
To the rose of Jericho and the Bougainvillea

To prove that I love you
Because I believe in you
Summer skies, stars are falling
All along the injured coast
If I have money
If I have children
Summer skies, stars are falling
All along the injured coast

If I have weaknesses
Don't let them blind me now
Summer skies, stars are falling
All along the injured coast
Oh-wah oh-wah
Doo Wop a Doo Wah
Summer skies, stars are falling
Leaving the shadow of the valley behind me now
All along the injured coast
Oh-wah oh-wah
Doo Wop a Doo Wah
Summer skies and stars are falling
All along the injured coast
Oh-wah oh-wah
Doo Wop a Doo Wah



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Miguel Ángel Carrillo 'Hay Que Joderse'

Some information missing on the credits: on percussion there were also; Anthony Carrillo, Charlie Cotto, Giovanni Hidalgo & Miguel Angel Carrillo. I know cause I was there, lmao! (Maracas, Cuás, Timbas or Congas, Batá Drums & minor percussion.)

taylor ferrari

i greatly respect u and i love this song

taylor ferrari

yooooo what a flex

Cody Eynon

You and your fellow percussionists make this album what it is. Well done!

netscape82

Simon doesn't have the greatest reputation of crediting musicians that aren't himself.

tylerao

That’s pretty sweet, you are a part of history. I spent many a long night with this CD on repeat, feeling one with the Earth

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cocolossal69

I very often wake up with this song in my head. For years and years now, for no reason at all. Maybe it's just the universe reminding me that there is still beauty in the world 💜

Kev G H

I love your comment. This song has gone through my head for years too. It's that beautiful guitar riff and the how the rhythm cradles it.

ken

I've played this song over and over again. It's basically my all time favorite.

Danny Costello

It reminds me of childhood. I heard the album on release at the age of 13. I've never forgotten how it moved me, and I think it became part of my very being.

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