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You can't be forever blessed

American Tune
Words & music by Paul Simon

Many's the time I've been mistaken
And many times confused
Yes, and I've often felt forsaken
And certainly misused
Oh, but I'm alright, I'm alright
I'm just weary to my bones
Still, you don't expect to be
Bright and bon vivant
So far a-way from home, so far away from home

And I don't know a soul who's not been battered
I don't have a friend who feels at ease
I don't know a dream that's not been shattered
or driven to its knees
but it's alright, it's alright
for we lived so well so long
Still, when I think of the
road we're traveling on
I wonder what's gone wrong
I can't help it, I wonder what has gone wrong

And I dreamed I was dying
I dreamed that my soul rose unexpectedly
And looking back down at me
Smiled reassuringly
And I dreamed I was flying
And high up above my eyes could clearly see
The Statue of Liberty
Sailing away to sea
And I dreamed I was flying

We come on the ship they call the Mayflower
We come on the ship that sailed the moon
We come in the age's most uncertain hours
and sing an American tune
Oh, and it's alright, it's alright, it's alright
You can't be forever blessed
Still, tomorrow's going to be another working day
And I'm trying to get some rest
That's all I'm trying to get some rest


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 3rd, 2007 12:06 am (UTC)
That is my favorite S&G song. So very good, and so very touching.
Jul. 3rd, 2007 01:21 am (UTC)
Ditto. I noticed your subject line earlier was from "America".
Jul. 3rd, 2007 10:27 am (UTC)
It's kind of amusing - 'America' was running through my head, and it was vaguely related to cars so I figured I'd use a line as the subject. Then like an hour later I had my iPod on, and like 7 of the 10 songs I listened to were all S&G!!
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