Fakin' It
Simon & Garfunkel Lyrics


When she goes, she's gone
If she stays, she stays here
The girl does what she wants to do
She knows what she wants to do
And I know I'm fakin' it
I'm not really makin' it

I'm such a dubious soul
And a walk in the garden
Wears me down
Tangled in the fallen vines
Pickin' up the punchlines
I've just been fakin' it
Not really makin' it

Is there any danger?
No, not not really
Just lean on me

Takin' time to treat your friendly neighbors honestly
I've just been fakin' it (fakin' it)
I'm not really makin' it
This feeling of fakin' it
I still haven't shaken it

Prior to this lifetime
I surely was a tailor
Look at me
I own the tailor's face and hands
I am the tailor's face and hands and
I know I'm fakin' it (fakin' it)
I'm not really makin' it
This feeling of fakin' it
I still haven't shaken it (shaken it)
I know I'm fakin' it
I'm not really makin' it

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Written by: PAUL SIMON

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

shiragazome

When she goes, she's gone.
If she stays, she stays here.
The girl does what she wants to do.
She knows what she wants to do.
And I know I'm fakin' it
I'm not really makin' it.

I'm such a dubious soul,
And a walk in the garden
Wears me down.
Tangled in the fallen vines
Pickin' up the punch lines
I've just been fakin' it
Not really makin' it.

Is there any danger?
No, no, not not really.
Just lean on me.
Takin' time to treat
Your friendly neighbors honestly.
I've just been fakin' it, fakin' it
Not really makin' it.
This feeling of fakin' it
I still haven't shaken it.

Prior to this lifetime
I surely was a tailor
Look at me

( good morning, Mr Leitch. Have you had a busy day? )

I own the tailor's face and hands.
I am the tailor's face and hands
I know I'm fakin' it, fakin' it
I'm not really makin' it.
This feeling of fakin' it
I still haven't shaken it.
I know I'm fakin' it,
I'm not really makin' it.



Kaan Işık

When she goes, she's gone
If she stays, she stays here
The girl does what she wants to do
She knows what she wants to do
And I know I'm fakin' it
I'm not really makin' it
I'm such a dubious soul
And a walk in the garden
Wears me down
Tangled in the fallen vines
Pickin' up the punchlines
I've just been fakin' it
Not really makin' it
Is there any danger?
No, not not really
Just lean on me
Takin' time to treat your friendly neighbors honestly
I've just been fakin' it (fakin' it)
I'm not really makin' it
This feeling of fakin' it
I still haven't shaken it
Prior to this lifetime
I surely was a tailor
Look at me
I own the tailor's face and hands
I am the tailor's face and hands and
I know I'm fakin' it (fakin' it)
I'm not really makin' it
This feeling of fakin' it
I still haven't shaken it (shaken it)
I know I'm fakin' it
I'm not really makin' it



All comments from YouTube:

Gary Brice

Not one of their biggest hits, but definitely memorable. It seemed to have vanished from the airwaves pretty quickly, but I have never forgotten this one. Great song.

long red

@lavinder11 what did you not like?

lavinder11

@Pat Downs So I'm not the only one that's repulsed by Big Bright Green

Danny boy

The a side is a belter. Dana Valery does a good version too.

Nancy Wilson

You're STONED!

Ray V

Totally agree.

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Robert Ward

Near the middle of the song is a brief spoken word vignette featuring a British woman entering a tailor shop and greeting the owner: "Good morning, Mr. Leitch. Have you had a busy day?" The woman performing was singer Beverley Martyn, who was friends with singer-songwriter Donovan. Donovan's last name was Leitch, hence the name's use in the song. The line arose from an occasion in which Simon was wondering what his occupation would be had he been born a century earlier; he settled on the idea that he may have been a tailor, and likely from Vienna or Hungary, as that is where his ancestors migrated from. Simon's father revealed to him later that, coincidentally, his grandfather was a tailor named also named Paul from Vienna.

The song finds the protagonist mulling over his insecurities and shortcomings. It has been suggested that "Fakin' It" may be an allegory for Simon's relationship with Art Garfunkel.

long red

@Thomas Maxwell wrong. For openers his catalog was MUCH more varied than to be characterized as psychedelic. As for flash in the pan, he was prominent on the charts for several years after his auspicious debut. His work with his band Open Road was some of his best at the end of his run.

long red

@Nancy Wilson conspiracy nut

Kate Sabad

Thank you for the anecdotes, very interesting. I’m also off Hungarian decent, lots of great artists are ❤️

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