I'm sorry but Paul Simon is so overrated

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I'll wear my passion for our lost love like a thorny crown, max

pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 8 August 2011 14:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

seriously if I wanted that kinda prematurely world-weary hip-you-to-my-wisdom shit I'd listen to Jewel

pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 8 August 2011 14:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

peace like a river gumboots hearts and bones spirit voices born at the right time father and daughter diamonds on the souls of her shoes papa hobo me and julio down by the schoolyard think too much late in the evening under african skies how the heart approaches what it yearns graceland run that body down

℗⎣▲✘ (ico), Monday, 8 August 2011 14:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

i just made it through about 20 seconds of slip sliding away. it sounds like a children's song.

surm, Monday, 8 August 2011 14:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol surm if anyone else was posting this stuff i would be hating on them but i am srsly just loving you more

℗⎣▲✘ (ico), Monday, 8 August 2011 14:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

prematurely world-weary

He was 36 when the song came out -- what is the age when the cosmic egg-timer dings and it's ok to be world weary?

L.P. Hovercraft (WmC), Monday, 8 August 2011 14:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm 36 and ILM weary.

livin in my own private Biden hole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 8 August 2011 14:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

xxp phew ok good, i was a little worried

surm, Monday, 8 August 2011 14:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

well there's nothing wrong with a children's song! "slip sliding"'s music is pleasant enough. the lyric is the kinda thing that if it weren't beloved Paul S everybody'd be "thanks dad for the preachy information, can't make it out to the house this weekend but I'll be sure to write" about

pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 8 August 2011 14:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i'm not a huge fan of slip sliding away either

a chaos of crevasses at cape crozier (gbx), Monday, 8 August 2011 14:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

He was 36 when the song came out -- what is the age when the cosmic egg-timer dings and it's ok to be world weary?

when you've retired from writing pop songs

pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 8 August 2011 14:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

for me hearts and bones is his number one best song, i also love born at the right time and peace like a river

℗⎣▲✘ (ico), Monday, 8 August 2011 14:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's not a favorite but it's on my short list of Good Songs Recorded for Compilations. Plus, I love that part after the chorus where he sticks in a couple of faster acoustic strums.

livin in my own private Biden hole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 8 August 2011 15:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

sometimes i listen to hearts and bones and i am amazed

℗⎣▲✘ (ico), Monday, 8 August 2011 15:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

c'mon aero, dude was about 23 or 24 when he wrote "Richard Cory," you know well that most lyricists hit their stride mid-30s.

satan club sandwich (Dr Morbius), Monday, 8 August 2011 15:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

also i love those strums

℗⎣▲✘ (ico), Monday, 8 August 2011 15:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

(xp)
Yes, the list of Not So Good Songs Recorded for Compilations is a lot longer.

He was 36 when the song came out -- what is the age when the cosmic egg-timer dings and it's ok to be world weary?

― L.P. Hovercraft (WmC), Monday, August 8, 2011 10:57 AM (1 minute ago)]


lol at cosmic egg-timer

Scharlach Sometimes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 8 August 2011 15:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

most of the S&G stuff, esp early, is way too coffeehouse earnest

satan club sandwich (Dr Morbius), Monday, 8 August 2011 15:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

sometimes i listen to hearts and bones and i am amazed

― ℗⎣▲✘ (ico), Monday, August 8, 2011 10:00 AM (1 minute ago) Bookmark

<3 u

a chaos of crevasses at cape crozier (gbx), Monday, 8 August 2011 15:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

c'mon aero, dude was about 23 or 24 when he wrote "Richard Cory," you know well that most lyricists hit their stride mid-30s.

― satan club sandwich (Dr Morbius), Monday, August 8, 2011 11:01 AM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

this is what im saying--leonard cohen didnt start singing till he was in his mid 30s

max, Monday, 8 August 2011 15:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

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peace like a river gumboots hearts and bones spirit voices born at the right time father and daughter diamonds on the souls of her shoes papa hobo me and julio down by the schoolyard think too much late in the evening under african skies how the heart approaches what it yearns graceland run that body down

― ℗⎣▲✘ (ico), Monday, August 8, 2011 10:54 AM (13 minutes ago) Bookmark

^^

the goon with the braggin tattoo (Pillbox), Monday, 8 August 2011 15:08 (2 years ago) Permalink


I'm talking about taking it out and chopping it up

Scharlach Sometimes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 8 August 2011 15:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

sheesh, btwn some of the opinions expressed on this thread, the OUTRAGE over the john maus non-controversy, and someone saying that Caroline No's lyrics are misogynistic, and someone else saying that Don't Worry Baby is mostly about some guy and his car i have never been smdh so much reading ilm as i have in the past couple of days

dell (del), Monday, 8 August 2011 15:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

when people are praising the lyrics to "That Was Your Mother" upthread (incl Joe Strummer, I guess)... are they agreeing with the sentiments expressed? Cuz narrator of that song seems like a total asshole to me.

Richard Nixon's Field of Warmth (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 8 August 2011 15:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I never identify songs with the singer but that's me.

livin in my own private Biden hole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 8 August 2011 15:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

chief content officer (m coleman), Monday, 8 August 2011 15:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

I never identify songs with the singer but that's me.

yeah I don't either, Joe Strummer and other people referring to Paul's "songs about his kids" however....

Richard Nixon's Field of Warmth (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 8 August 2011 16:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

The walrus was Paul Simon.

Scharlach Sometimes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 8 August 2011 16:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Simonon?

Scharlach Sometimes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 8 August 2011 16:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

not to throw another log on the bonofire here but if simon wanted to be taken more seriously maybe he should've figured out a way to lean into a topic w/ some fury, that's what separates him from dylan/cohen/young etc imo

big triffid in my backyard (Edward III), Monday, 8 August 2011 16:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

The intelligence and melodic flair with which he's approached said topics is quite enough – and furious enough.

livin in my own private Biden hole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 8 August 2011 16:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

and by fury I don't mean yelling into the microphone, sometimes a quiet song can be smoke signals from a fire in its belly

big triffid in my backyard (Edward III), Monday, 8 August 2011 16:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

also I'm reacting to simon's own eval of his career as second-best to dylan

big triffid in my backyard (Edward III), Monday, 8 August 2011 16:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Alfred otm.

Scharlach Sometimes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 8 August 2011 16:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

paul simon is fine for what he is, drum intro to 50 ways is all time and much better than a novelty song deserves

big triffid in my backyard (Edward III), Monday, 8 August 2011 16:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

'how can you live in the North-East'?

I don't know 'slip sliding away'

PS does seem to relate a bit to Wes Anderson
that's relatively OK by me

the pinefox, Monday, 8 August 2011 16:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

500 new answers on paul simon! good god.

thomp, Monday, 8 August 2011 16:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love how refreshingly un-hammy and free of drama Paul Simon is.

ReRecorded, ReMastered (Mount Cleaners), Monday, 8 August 2011 16:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't think "that was your mother" is directly autobiographical, no (don't think paul simon used to be a traveling salesman, for example) but i don't think the sentiment of the song is that jerky. it's a little tongue-in-cheek!

horseshoe, Monday, 8 August 2011 16:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

livin in my own private Biden hole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 8 August 2011 16:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

50 ways is not a novelty song!!

Gatsby was a success, in the end, wasn't he? (D-40), Monday, 8 August 2011 16:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

get a new steez deej, I got 50 ways to troll yr thread

big triffid in my backyard (Edward III), Monday, 8 August 2011 16:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love the scene in one trick pony where he opens for the b-52s, wish it was on youtube but you have to settle for lou reed as his producer

big triffid in my backyard (Edward III), Monday, 8 August 2011 16:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Youre outta your head, ed

Gatsby was a success, in the end, wasn't he? (D-40), Monday, 8 August 2011 16:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

get a new steez, jeez

livin in my own private Biden hole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 8 August 2011 16:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok here it is, love simon's look @ 11:34

big triffid in my backyard (Edward III), Monday, 8 August 2011 16:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

and yeah that's mare winningham

big triffid in my backyard (Edward III), Monday, 8 August 2011 16:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

One Trick Pony is a great movie, so many priceless moments

Richard Nixon's Field of Warmth (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 8 August 2011 16:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

how did i reveal i was a woman itt?

horseshoe, Monday, 8 August 2011 16:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lou Reed's New Yawk accent vs Paul Simon's.

livin in my own private Biden hole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 8 August 2011 16:42 (2 years ago) Permalink


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