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by Simon & Garfunkel

Let us be lovers, we'll marry our fortunes together
I've got some real estate here in my bag
So we bought a pack of cigarettes and Mrs. Wagner's pies
And we walked off to look for America
Cathy, I said as we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh
Michigan seems like a dream to me now
It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw
I've gone to look for America

Laughing on the bus, playing games with the faces
She said the man in the gabardine suit was a spy
I said, be careful, his bowtie is really a camera
Toss me a cigarette, I think there's one in my raincoat
We smoked the last one an hour ago
So I looked at the scenery
She read her magazine
And the moon rose over an open field

Cathy, I'm lost, I said though I knew she was sleeping
And I'm empty and aching and I don't know why
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
They've all come to look for America
All come to look for America
All come to look for America

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: PAUL SIMON

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David Mullen

One of the best songs I have ever heard. And I am not American. And I am no longer young. But the truth of this song has screamed at me from the first time I heard it.

Simone Laird

@Robert Woodrow I think the song is not really about America but it symbolizes best as a destination that implies possibility etc. I believe the song is about the journey to become self aware but I could be mistaken

Simone Laird

That regardless of where you travel to you still might have feelings of being lost and lonely...

M Sarte

kross michaels Feeling a bit angry at your mommy and daddy are you? Relax

Desert Coast Music

@Ligim Urlaub Godamned right, buddy. I'm an American, and "AMERICA" is a beautiful idea. It's an idea, and a place that lots of people hope to get to, but, most never will. Why? Because we're human beings. And life is life. People are people.

kross michaels

Are you crazy this song is so plain and dry

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You have such a great country don't let it be destroyed from within.

TheReal Amateurs

@gangman 299 i hope one day you will be happy

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Chris LeDrew

A song that captures existential anxiety like no other.

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