You Can Call Me Al
Paul Simon Lyrics


A man walks down the street
He says, "why am I soft in the middle, now?
Why am I soft in the middle?
The rest of my life is so hard
I need a photo-opportunity
I want a shot at redemption
Don't want to end up a cartoon
In a cartoon graveyard"
Bonedigger, Bonedigger
Dogs in the moonlight
Far away in my well-lit door
Mr. Beerbelly, Beerbelly
Get these mutts away from me
You know, I don't find this stuff amusing anymore

If you'll be my bodyguard
I can be your long lost pal
I can call you Betty
And Betty, when you call me, you can call me Al

A man walks down the street
He says, "why am I short of attention?
Got a short little span of attention
And, whoa, my nights are so long
Where's my wife and family?
What if I die here?
Who'll be my role model
Now that my role model is gone, gone?"
He ducked back down the alley
With some roly-poly little bat-faced girl
All along, along
There were incidents and accidents
There were hints and allegations

If you'll be my bodyguard
I can be your long lost pal
I can call you Betty
And Betty, when you call me, you can call me Al
Call me Al

A man walks down the street
It's a street in a strange world
Maybe it's the third world
Maybe it's his first time around
Doesn't speak the language
He holds no currency
He is a foreign man
He is surrounded by the sound, the sound
Cattle in the marketplace
Scatterings and orphanages
He looks around, around
He sees angels in the architecture
Spinning in infinity
He says, "Amen and Hallelujah"

If you'll be my bodyguard
I can be your long lost pal
I can call you Betty
And Betty, when you call me, you can call me Al
Call me

Na na na na, na na na na
Na na na na, na na na-na na-na
Na na na na, na-na na-na na na
Na na na na, na-na na-na na na

If you'll be my bodyguard
I can call you Betty
If you'll be my bodyguard
I can call you Betty
If you'll be my bodyguard

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Written by: Paul Simon

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Comments from YouTube:

Wutaii1 Nostalgia

If this isn't a feel good song then I don't know what is.

H P

There’s another song don’t worry be happy with Robin Williams

Easton James

Despite the economic downturn, I'm so happy @).
have been earning $ 60,000 returns from my $7,000
investment every 13days.

Semi

It does it's job as a feel good song up until it ends, in which case i'd be deafened by the next song from how quiet this video is

1tobicat

I say Doobie Brothers “Listen to the Music”.

1ofthewizards

@TypicalToastyy Yeah Wutaii Nostalgia is all over these 80s and 90s Pop song videos. You guys play the Yuffie Intergrade yet?

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Notebookpunk

I first saw this video on television at my grandmother's house sometime in the late 80s with my parents. We all laughed a lot at it. Now it's thirty-five years later and my grandmother isn't around anymore and my parents are elderly and I'm not so young myself and it still brings a smile to my face.

Damien thomas

Same here bro!

hifi 1985

Same memory, same grandparents house Born 1916, time really goes by, people missed, simpler times.

ajay pal singh bhatti

Cheers to good old times n ffriends

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