For Emily Whenever I May Find Her
Simon & Garfunkel Lyrics

What I dream I had
Pressed in organdy
Clothed in crinoline of smoky Burgundy
Softer than the rain

I wandered empty streets
past the shop displays down
I heard cathedral bells
Tripping down the alley ways
As I walked on

And when you ran to me
Your cheeks flushed with the night
We walked on frosted fields
of juniper and lamplight
I held your hand

And when I awoke and felt you warm and near
I kissed your honey hair with my grateful tears
Oh I love you girl
Oh I love you

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Written by: Paul Simon

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Lori Fairhead

I was listening to this today and other songs by them and then I listened to

Rammstein Deutschland and du hast
Whitesnake in the still of the night
Metallica master of puppets and enter sandman
Slayer raining blood

So, you are not alone :-)

Well also I listen to a whole hellaf a lot else

Simon and Garfunkel have always been there though and I think they don't get forgotten about for a long long long time

Greets from Lori F

PS: napalm death and carcass too yeah

Simona Elena

What a dream I had
Pressed in organdy
Clothed in crinoline of smoky Burgundy
Softer than the rain

I wandered empty streets down
Past the shop displays
I heard cathedral bells
Tripping down the alleyways
As I walked on

And when you ran to me, your
Cheeks flushed with the night
We walked on frosted fields of juniper and lamplight
I held your hand

And when I awoke and felt you warm and near
I kissed your honey hair with my grateful tears
Oh, I love you, girl
Oh, I love you

William Bulla

“Soul meets soul on a lovers lips
that kiss
the one
the only kiss
I lost my soul inside of you
and now I grope
in darkened depths alone
a well engulfed my thirsty plea
a storm a washed my identity
a kiss
the kiss
the only kiss
I lost my soul inside of you
return my being
my calm
my life
return my time
my sleep my dreams
my heart my life
return my kiss so I can find
the pathway down your soul to mine
I did not know,
soul meets soul on a lovers lips”

'Soul meets soul on lover's lips' - Percy Bysshe Shelly
Amen, Will

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Hurricane Kate

Sitting here with tears streaming down my face. Just listened to this for the first time in decades. Not only did I remember every word to sing along with the gorgeous music, but it transported me back to when this album first came out, to when I was young and pretty and (above all) healthy. I became disabled in my twenties. I am now nearly 70 and all the usual passages and accomplishments of most lives, all the things I hoped to have, have been devoured by my illnesses. But I am still here and I have managed to cobble together a life for myself despite everything, even though it's nowhere near the life I hoped I would have. It is a tribute to S&G's genius that I still find as much joy and hope and beauty in their music now as I did half a century ago.

Terry Henderson

You read a Marcus Aureilous too so like me have not wasted life with disabilities

Terry Henderson

Hi Kate, you sound alike Emily

Robert Henry

​@ReVincentius You're welcome. I remember my prep school English professor, a wonderful human being and brilliant professor, once cautioning us about being "too idealistic" - he admired it but feared for our disillusionment. I was going for all-or-nothing in life, however, and would set out to find perfection. How would I know that God would bring about fulfillment of my very deepest desires? I set out without a safety net, little knowing He had His angels safeguarding me as I plunged straight into life? I didn't even know what I was seeking - but He knew my heart, infinitely well, while I was unaware that it was answering to something Saint Augustine said: "We are restless, Lord, until we rest in Thee." And did He ever deliver on what I was intellectually clueless about!!!! He felt the glory bursting in my young heart, and would bring joy to it. He does this for all of us ... we just need not hesitate to refuse His will by "settling," for getting "sensible" when our heart is bursting with His destiny in it. He had my "Emily" (in this song) chosen and waiting for me, without any planning on my part, and He would prepare me to meet her when the time was right, and so I wed her. He choreographed everything! He had already saved me from shark attacks 2 years in a row when I was 12 and 13. He sent a pod of dolphins to intercept the first one, a massive hammerhead swooping in on me and my cousin. The next year He spoke to me in a voice only I could hear as my friend and I reached the raft at the beach where we'd spent all our childhood summers, saying "Leave. Swim to shore now. There is death in the water." We had swum out to the raft to dive to the ocean floor and scoop up muddy sand to toss at the young ladies sunbathing on the raft (we were scamps). So I prevailed on my pal to depart immediately, obeying His voice that was the voice of total authority - I had never heard anything like it, and I knew that only I could hear Him. So after leaving, 2 blue sharks surfaced and circled the raft, causing a police boat to evacuate everyone from it and fire their rifles into the water at these killer sharks. There had never been a shark attack at this, our Connecticut beach. The relevance to "For Emily, Wherever I May Find Her"? The dream I held in my heart since I'd entered puberty was put there by God, and despite my prolonged loneliness, He saw that I found her ... and is she ever radiantly beautiful right to her loving heart. God is in charge of LOVE. He loves to fulfill our heart's desire ... we just have to let Him.


@Robert Henry Dear mister, thank you for sharing!
God bless!

Robert Henry

I am your age, and I felt the sublime purity of this eloquent ode to love. Indeed it was "the sublime" that always resonated with me, so much so that I ran away from home in Connecticut (though I lived in great wealth ... but was so naive I didn't know it) at 17, then again at 18 ... off to the Sierra Nevada forest wilderness, cracked open a Bible I'd bought on my way out of The Golden Ghetto ... and instantly found Christ. That was the Spring of '69. I had many adventures out there, then returned home, went to Woodstock with my 2 buddies from the prep school I'd left, and a week later entered a seminary. God told me to leave, saying "There is a woman whose hand you are meant to hold," so I finished the semester and left. Lived on an island off the northern coast of Maine, continued writing poetry,, then entered college and FEASTED on learning. I graduated, traveled to Ireland and London, came home before entering graduate school ... and there she was: my "Emily" if you will, and we were placed under God's enchantment of destined love. We became engaged in 5 weeks and married 15 months later once I'd found a career, and are in love 45 years later, with 9 children and lots of grandchildren. I play this ballad and love it still. I know you are a woman of great moral courage. I will pray for you ... for you have heaven waiting to receive you, and you will receive joy unending. Believe. This is the only reality, direct from "I AM."

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Glenn Deans

Indeed, this is one of the most beautiful songs ever written.


I sang this (badly) to the first girl I ever loved; despite my poor attempt it moved her to tears. It ended in a pretty unpleasant way a year or so later and we haven't spoken for years but whenever I listen to this it brings back all of those wonderful feelings I felt on that night. It's amazing how powerful a song can be.


@noxolia how did it end?

Dave Taylor

Oh get over yourself, This song isn't about you or your inadequacies. Grow up loser.

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