The 59th Street Bridge Song
Simon & Garfunkel Lyrics


Slow down, you move too fast
You got to make the morning last
Just kicking down the cobblestones
Looking for fun and feeling groovy
Ba da-da da-da da-da, feeling groovy

Hello lamppost, what'cha knowing
I've come to watch your flowers growin'
Ain't you got no rhymes for me?
Doo-ait-n-doo-doo, feeling groovy
Ba da-da da-da da-da, feeling groovy

I got no deeds to do, no promises to keep
I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep
Let the morning time drop all its petals on me
Life, I love you, all is groovy

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Written by: Paul Simon

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Enea Severino

Slow down, you move too fast
You got to make the morning last
Just kicking down the cobblestones
Looking for fun and feeling groovy
Ba da-da da-da da-da, feeling groovy
Hello lamppost, what'cha knowing
I've come to watch your flowers growin'
Ain't you got no rhymes for me?
Doo-ait-n-doo-doo, feeling groovy
Ba da-da da-da da-da, feeling groovy
I got no deeds to do, no promises to keep
I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep
Let the morningtime drop all its petals on me
Life, I love you, all is groovy



Comic Books

I jog by forest lawn cemetary almost every morning and stop and watch when graves are dug and I always sing these lines to myself:
I've got no deeds to do
No promises to keep
I'm dappled and drowsy
And ready to sleep
Let the morning time drop all its petals on me
Life I love you
All is groovy

I told my wife I want these words on my headstone



simon361

Slow down, you move too fast
You got to make the morning last
Just kicking down the cobblestones
Looking for fun and feeling groovy
Ba da-da da-da da-da, feeling groovy

Hello lamppost, what'cha knowing
I've come to watch your flowers growin'
Ain't you got no rhymes for me?
Doo-ait-n-doo-doo, feeling groovy
Ba da-da da-da da-da, feeling groovy

I got no deeds to do, no promises to keep
I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep
Let the morningtime drop all its petals on me
Life, I love you, all is groovy



Anne Megane

You were raised just right!

I saw Paul Simon in concert about 15 years ago and (at 24). It was in Manhattan but I forget the exact venue. Wasn't Hammerstein.

I was the youngest person in the audience. I was asked by a good dozen folks how I knew so many songs. I proudly replied, simply, "Mom and Dad." Many approving nods followed, with a few "Where are they?"

"Home and jealous as Hell!"

There were no follow-up questions.



All comments from YouTube:

Enea Severino

Slow down, you move too fast
You got to make the morning last
Just kicking down the cobblestones
Looking for fun and feeling groovy
Ba da-da da-da da-da, feeling groovy
Hello lamppost, what'cha knowing
I've come to watch your flowers growin'
Ain't you got no rhymes for me?
Doo-ait-n-doo-doo, feeling groovy
Ba da-da da-da da-da, feeling groovy
I got no deeds to do, no promises to keep
I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep
Let the morningtime drop all its petals on me
Life, I love you, all is groovy

Too Many Toasters

The only bone I have to pick with this song is that's it's too short. I would love it a lot more if they had the song go for another 30 seconds.

David Berchtold

I think that this beautiful tune was written and composed to speak to the simplicity and innocence of a child. To this end, I say, "Spot On!"

Yukinori Tokuyama

Their delicate, mesmerizing harmony, that's really striking and appealing. No cover version ever captures the same soundscape as their version.

somebodysaccount

I think it's that kind of a little, sweet song with child's joy in it. It has to be short because it matches the whole idea.

CircleTheSkies

When I find myself humming or singing it, it's usually at maybe 3/4 the actual speed.
It's just... a mellow song.

haplessasshole

@Ogany Supreme They found that out with the release of James Taylor's cover of "You've Got A Friend." Songs became longer then, and it opened the door for such hits as "Bohemian Rhapsody." I had a friend who was a DJ when "You've Got A Friend" was getting a lot of play. He said that was the song they'd cue up when they needed a bathroom break.

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michael morales

I remember back in 72 as a five year old my brother and sister singing this song in Chior. Forty five years later as my brother was hospitalized and near death my sister sang the song to him again. Some things just stick to you you know.

sophie hayes

i’m so sorry is you brother ok?

Amy Korpal

I'm 33 and I love this song way too much lol momma raised me on the best music.

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