Everything About It Is A Love Song

ŠPaul Simon, released on Surprise, 2006

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Locked in a struggle for the right combination of words in a melody line

I took a walk along the riverbank of my imagination

Golden clouds were shuffling the sunshine

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But if I ever get back to the twentieth century

Guess I'll have to pay off some debts

Open the book of my vanishing memory

With its catalogue of regrets

Stand up for the deeds I did

And those I didn't do

Sit down, shut up, think about God

And wait for the hour of my rescue

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We don't mean to mess things up

But mess them up we do

And then it's "Oh, I'm sorry"

Here's a smiling photograph of love it was new

At a birthday party

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Make a wish and close your eyes: surprise, surprise, surprise.

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Early December, and brown as a sparrow

Frost creeping over the pond

I shoot a thought into the future

And it flies like an arrow

Through my lifetime, and beyond

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If I ever come back as a tree, or a crow

Or even the wind-blown dust

Find me on the ancient road in the song when the wires are hushed

Hurry on and remember me, as I'll remember you

Far above the golden clouds, the darkness vibrates

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The earth is blue

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And everything about it is a love song

Everything about it

Everything about it is a love song

Everything about it

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