Late in the Evening

ŠPaul Simon, released on One Trick Pony, 1980

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The first thing I remember, I was lying in my bed

I couldn't've been no more than one or two

And I remember there's a radio, coming from the room next door

My mother laughed the way some ladies' do

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Well it's late in the evening, and the music's seeping through

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The next thing I remember, I am walking down a street

I'm feeling alright I'm with my boys and with my troops, yeah

Down along the avenue some guys were shootin' pool

And I heard the sound of acapella groups, yeah

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Singin' late in the evening, and all the girls out on the stoops, yeah

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Then I learned to play some lead guitar, I was underage in this funky bar

And I stepped outside to smoke myself a J

When I come back to the room, everybody just seemed to move

And I turned my amp up loud and I began to play

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It was late in the evening, and I blew that room away

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First thing I remember when you came into my life

I said I wanna get that girl, no matter what I do

Well I guess I've been in love before and once or twice have been on the floor

But I've never loved no-one the way that I love you

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.. and I love you

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And it was late in the evening, and all the music's seeping through

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