René and Georgette Magritte with their Dog after the War

©Paul Simon, released on Hearts and Bones, 1983

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René and Georgette Magritte

With their dog after the war

Returned to their hotel suite

And they unlocked the door

Easily losing their evening clothes

They danced by the light of the moon

To the Penguins, the Moonglows

The Orioles, and The Five Satins

The deep forbidden music

They'd been longing for

René and Georgette Magritte

With their dog after the war

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René and Georgette Magritte

With their dog after the war

Were strolling down Christopher Street

When they stopped in a men's store

With all of the mannequins dressed in the style

That brought tears to their immigrant eyes

Just like The Penguins, the Moonglows

The Orioles, and The Five Satins

The easy stream of laughter

Flowing through the air

René and Georgette Magritte

With their dog après la guerre

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Side by side

They fell asleep

Decades gliding by like Indians

Time is cheap

When they wake up they will find

All their personal belongings

Have intertwined

Oh René and Georgette Magritte

With their dog after the war

Were dining with the power elite

And they looked in their bedroom drawer

And what do you think

They have hidden away

In the cabinet cold of their hearts?

The Penguins, the Moonglows

The Orioles, and The Five Satins

For now and ever after

As it was before

René and Georgette Magritte

With their dog after the war

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