Señorita with a Necklace of Tears

©Paul Simon, released on You're the One, 2000

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I have a wisdom tooth

Inside my crowed face

I have a friend who is born again

Found his savior's grace

I was born before my father

And my children before me

We are born and born again

Like the waves in the sea

That's the way it's always been

And that's how I want it to be

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Nothing but good news

There is a frog in South America

Whose venom is a cure

For all the suffering that mankind

Must endure

More powerful than morphine

And soothing as the rain

A frog in South America

Has the antidote to pain

That's the way it's always been

And that's the way I like it

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Some people never say no

Some people never complain

Some folks have no idea

And others will never explain

That's the way it's always been

And that's the way I like it

And that's how I want it to be

That's the way it's always been

And that's the way I like it

And that's how I want it to be

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If I could play all the memories

In the neck of my guitar

I'd write a song called

"Señorita with a necklace of tears"

And every tear a sin I'd committed

Oh these many years

That's who I was

That's the way it's always been

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Some people always want more

Some people are what they lack

Some folks open a door

Walk away and never look back

I don't want to be a judge

And I don't want to be a jury

I know who I am

Lord knows who I will be

That's the way it's always been

And that's the way I like it

And that's how I want it to be

That's the way it's always been

And that's the way I like it

And that's how I want it to be

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