Leaves That Are Green

ŠPaul Simon, released on The Paul Simon Songbook, 1965

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I was twenty-one years when I wrote this song.

I'm twenty-two now but I won't be for long

Time hurries on.

And the leaves that are green turn to brown,

And they wither with the wind,

And they crumble in your hand.

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Once my heart was filled with the love of a girl.

I held her close, but she faded in the night

Like a poem I meant to write.

And the leaves that are green turn to brown,

And they wither with the wind,

And they crumble in your hand.

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I threw a pebble in a brook

And watched the ripples run away

And they never made a sound.

And the leaves that are green turned to brown,

And they wither with the wind,

And they crumble in your hand.

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Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello,

Good-bye, Good-bye, Good-bye, Good-bye,

That's all there is.

And the leaves that are green turned to brown.

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