Born at the Right Time

ŠPaul Simon, released on The Rhythm of the Saints, 1990

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Down among the reeds and rushes

A baby boy was found

His eyes as clear as centuries

His silky hair was brown

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Never been lonely

Never been lied to

Never had to scuffle in fear

Nothing denied to

Born at the instant

The church bells chime

And the whole world whispering

Born at the right time

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Me and my buddies we are traveling people

We like to go down to restaurant row

Spend those Euro-dollars

All the way from Washington to Tokyo

I see them in the airport lounge

Upon their mother's breast

They follow me with open eyes

Their uninvited guest

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Never been lonely

Never been lied to

Never had to scuffle in fear

Nothing denied to

Born at the instant

The church bells chime

And the whole world whispering

Born at the right time

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Too many people on the bus from the airport

Too many holes in the crust of the earth

The planet groans

Every time it registers another birth

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But among the reeds and rushes

A baby girl was found

Her eyes as clear as centuries

Her silky hair was brown

.

Never been lonely

Never been lied to

Never had to scuffle in fear

Nothing denied to

Born at the instant

The church bells chime

And the whole world whispering

Born at the right time

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