Red Rubber Ball
Simon & Garfunkel Lyrics


I should have known you'd bid me farewell.
There's a lesson to be learned from this
And I learned it very well

Now I know you're not
The only starfish in the sea.
If I never hear your name again
It's all the same to me.

And I think it's gonna be all right.
Yeah, the worst is over,
Now the morning sun is shining like a Red Rubber Ball.

You never cared for secrets I'd confide.
For you I'm just an ornament,
Something for your pride.

Always running, never caring,
That's the life you live.
Stolen minutes of your time
Were all you had to give.

And I think it's gonna be all right.
Yeah, the worst is over,
Now the morning sun is shining like a Red Rubber Ball.

The story's in the past with nothing to recall.
I've got my life to live and I
Don't need you at all.
The roller coaster ride we took is
Nearly at an end.
I bought my ticket with my tears,
That's all I'm gonna spend.

And I think it's gonna be all right.
Yeah, the worst is over,
Now the morning sun is shining like a Red Rubber Ball.

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Paul Simon, Bruce Woodley

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Comments from YouTube:

das178

Things like this are why I simply love Youtube!

Anita-Rose Trucillo

Bruce Woodley, a talented Australian and an original member of the 60's group "The Seekers" co-wrote this song with Paul Simon.

jrpipik

Simon and Garfunkel sing with such experience and authority.  Paul clips off the words with real bite, the only version of the song that really reflects the anger of the lyric.  And they have the wisdom to sing the final line in unison instead of having the lower voice sink down, burying the lead, as it were.

Claire Hamilton

They were still young and PS in particular self-preoccupied and impetuous. They sound like boys when they’re in unison and to me it lends a certain disarming juvenility that offsets the bitterness that is present in a great many Paul Simon songs.

Emma Bradford

Glenn Page Music -- completely agree

Glenn Page Music

jrpipik Sounds over-sold to me. But hey, he co-wrote the song, so he can sing it any way he wants. I'm as cynical as they come, but this is a little too on the nose for me, like he's TRYING to sound overtly pissed or something.

baylinkdashyt

Not for nothing, but I miss that harmony.

Petox20x

Never knew that Paul Simon wrote this song. A bit of music history along with a great tune. I love it.

John Grime

As far as I know there were 4 Simon Woodley songs. Some Day One Day. I Wish You Could Be Here. Cloudy and Red Rubber Ball. All recorded by Woodley's group The Seekers. Cloudy not attributed to Woodley on the S and G version. Did Simon think Red Rubber Ball too pop for S and G?

Trisha awe-bredekamp

I just said the same to my husband !!!!! The Cyrkle it did and well

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