I Don't Believe

ŠPaul Simon, released on Surprise, 2006

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Acts of kindness, like breadcrumbs in a fairytale forest

Lead us past dangers as light melts the darkness

But I don't believe, and I'm not consoled

I lean closer to the fire, but I'm cold

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The earth was born in a storm

The waters receded, the mountains were formed

"The universe loves a drama," you know

And ladies and gentlemen this is the show

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I got a call from my broker

The broker informed me I'm broke

I was dealing my last hand of poker

My cards were useless as smoke

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Oh, guardian angel

Don't taunt me like this, on a clear summer evening as soft as a kiss

My children are laughing, not a whisper of care

My love is brushing her long chestnut hair

I don't believe a heart can be filled to the brim

Then vanish like mist as though life were a whim

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Maybe the heart is part of the mist

And that's all that there is or could ever exist

Maybe and maybe and maybe some more

Maybe's the exit that I'm looking for

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I got a call from my broker

The broker said he was mistaken

Maybe some virus or brokerage joke

And he hopes that my faith isn't shaken

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Acts of kindness

Like rain in a draught

Release the spirit with a whoop and a shout

I don't believe we were born to be sheep in a flock

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