The Most Prolific Paul Simon Lyrics and Poems

The Most Prolific Paul Simon Lyrics and Poems

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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 …

This Book Is a Milestone Compilation of All of Paul Simon’s Lyrics

This Book Is a Milestone Compilation of All of Paul Simon’s Lyrics

Over the course of my lifetime, I have been a huge fan of both Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen for their incredible music and their insightful, powerful poetry. Yet, there’s one musical giant, prominent since the 60s who remains one of the best songwriters of all time: Paul Simon.       Though his music is usually more lighthearted in comparison to Dylan’s and Cohen’s songs (with a few exceptions like The Sound of Silence and Bridge Over Troubled Water), his lyrics still maintain various surfaces of meaning that require careful listening and contemplation. Some of his more upbeat, lighthearted songs such as …

Did You Know These Species Were Named After Iconic Writers?

Did You Know These Species Were Named After Iconic Writers?

Did you know there are a great number of living creatures named after various writers? I really did not know how to react after looking at some of these, but I can imagine that it’s quite an honor to find out that you’ve had an entire species named after you. Throughout biological nomenclature, organisms are sometimes given scientific names with the intention to honor somebody. From insects, to plants, to even a variety of fish, there are a plethora of different types of organisms named after influential writers. These are the ones that left me quite confused, yet strangely compelled. …