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

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

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Paul Simon

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

jevinday

"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!'"

HOW DO YOU EVEN WRITE THAT?! I mean seriously. Incredible.



All comments from YouTube:

Wutaii1 Nostalgia

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

D

Yes. Paul Simon understands musical joy.

DrainedEyes

I love seeing your comments on videos we mutually enjoy lol

Marc LaPorte

@Drunk adventures with bill Mr. Simon is a very sophisticated songwriter not many people "get him."

Drunk adventures with bill

apparently you haven't listened to the lyrics

BRAD TOWERS

https://youtu.be/7YQd3ooWVpY

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TheOnlyDoge

to anyone listening to this in 2021: bless your soul, you must have taste

TheOnlyDoge

@Belmont ?

Belmont

☝️

TheOnlyDoge

@lifetodamax :3 THANKS

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