The Most Prolific Paul Simon Lyrics and Poems

When debating the greatest songwriters of all time with your friends, Paul Simon’s name should pop up at least once. Simon’s fame, influence, and success began as part of the legendary duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with musical partner Art Garfunkel. Simon wrote nearly all of the pair’s songs, including three that reached No. 1 on the U.S. singles charts: “The Sound of Silence”, “Mrs. Robinson”, and “Bridge over Troubled Water”. Although some of the lyrics of his solo work are quite random and eccentric, there is no denying his incredible ability to write. (Paul Simon: The Life gives an in depth look at the icon’s art as well). These are some of his most powerful lyrics.



“When you’re weary, feeling small
When tears are in your eyes, I’ll dry them all
I’m on your side, oh, when times get rough
And friends just can’t be found
Like a bridge over troubled water

I will lay me down”


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“It’s a still life water color
Of a now late afternoon
As the sun shines through the curtain lace
And shadows wash the room
And we sit and drink our coffee”



“All lies and jests, still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.”

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“A winters day
In a deep and dark December;
I am alone,
Gazing from my window to the streets below
On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow.”



“Got no deeds to do
No promises to keep
I’m dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep
Let the morningtime drop all its petals on me…
Life, I love you,
All is groovy”


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