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2.17.2006

The Only Living Boy In New York

Well, today I'm at home sick. I've had a random occuring cough/headache/fever for the last two days. I don't get sick often so it's a weird feeling.

For Valentine's Day my parents got me "Rust Never Sleeps". I'm going to watch that today - I cannot wait. And read some of Shakey and maybe watch The Graduate, which I'm now very much in the mood for. But maybe I'll just go back to sleep.
Also, I've decided to only consume tea today to clear out my system. (I'm kinda a dork, eh?)

Earlier I had already decided what song I was going to do today, but then I completely changed my mind. I listened to this Simon & Garfunkel song and realized I would be a fool not to post it today because it's the song I've been listening to the most lately. I'll post that other song later when I feel it the right time, I guess it wasn't the right time for it today.
Anyway, this song is on the "Garden State" soundtrack (but the song was realesed on "Bridge Over Troubled Water"), which is a very nice soundtrack. I usually don't like soundtracks that much either. There is another song on that CD I'll probably be posting.
Simon & Garfunkel are a dream to me. Just the music I look for to feel good and content. And this song is perfect for listening to when you want to get away from the fake world to find the real one in your head.

The Only Living Boy In New York
Simon & Garfunkel


Tom, get your plane right on time.
I know your part’ll go fine.
Fly down to Mexico.
Da-n-da-da-n-da-n-da-da and here I am,
The only living boy in New York.
I get the news I need on the weather report.
I can gather all the news I need on the weather report.
Hey, I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.
Da-n-da-da-n-da-da-n-da-da here I am
The only living boy in New York

Half of the time we’re gone but we don’t know where,
And we don’t know here.

Tom, get your plane right on time.
I know you’ve been eager to fly now.
Hey let your honesty shine, shine, shine
Da-n-da-da-n-da-da-n-da-da
Like it shines on me
The only living boy in New York,
The only living boy in New York

6 Comments:

At 2:49 PM, Blogger Nabonidus said...

Aw crud,I hope you feel better! Although really, you should try to consume a little more than tea. Maybe
something liquid that has protein or?
Wonder if wheatgrass would be good for
this? I almost think it might be, but don't know if you have ready access to such things.
Simon and Garfunkle, Wow. Yep, so beautiful, takes me back. My parents had their albums. I'm trying to think what my fave would be, it would sound cliche to say that "Bridge over troubled water" is my fave of theirs, but I think it really is. I love the part where
he sings " sail on silver girl sail on by, your time has come, to shine"
sniff. Hehehe, get a little choked up thinking of it. Everything gets me choked up these days.:
BTW, I want to try and do a better,
more comprehensive and clear version
of "Battle of Evermore" for you, because you can do it without having to sing high parts at all, and you already know most of the chords.
So eventually I'm going to do a non-funny cover of that for you. You and your band could kick ass on that and still stay in your comfortable singing voices/keys, whatever you call it lolol. :) xoxoLisa

 
At 2:42 PM, Blogger Anne-Marie said...

Hi Claire,
My favourite S & G song was always "Scarborough Fair". I was lucky enough to see them live about 8 or 9 years ago. I always thought Art dang like an angel.

Feel better soon!

-AM

 
At 4:00 AM, Blogger Marietta said...

Hello Claire Eliza!

This is a very beautiful song. My favourite A&G song has to be The Sound of Silence, esp. on the pool scene in The Graduate...

Everybody's so exciting about the tour! Can't wait... I'm flirting with the idea of Liverpool, depending on when it is. If you come to England we definitely have to talk then. I'd love to meet you!!!

xoxoxo
M

 
At 6:34 PM, Blogger Anne-Marie said...

He even *sang* like an angel.

-AM, typo queen

 
At 9:03 PM, Blogger lryicsgrl said...

Hi sweetie,
Hope you feel better.
I was sick too, bad cold. And I was in NYC, this weekend. What a cosmic coincidence!
We went in for a show, (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), it was really cute and funny. We stayed overnight at one of our favorite hotels. We live so close to the city, but it is fun sometimes to play tourist and stay over night, and see some cheezy sights.
My younger daughter's favorite song from this cd is "Ceila".

 
At 7:26 PM, Blogger Gary said...

This is one of my absolute favorite S&G songs. I love the choral voices at the end, and when they sing "here I am" a very moving piece. My parents loved Simon and Garfunkel and thank God they did, otherwise I'd never have heard them. Another fave is for emily when I find her.

You have just excellent taste in music Claire.

 

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