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22. April 2011

Paul Simon - So beautiful or so what/ New Album

Happy easter !!!
Paul Simon released a new album this month. You might know him as one part from Simon & Garfunkel. But even after that time Paul Simon had a very successful solo career. He is one of the best songwriters of our times. His lyrics are funny, thoughtful, poetic, political, critical. He tells profound stories, which is rare in songwriting. Just listen to "Boy in the bubble"or "50 ways to leave your lover ". And "You can call me Al" is one of the funniest videos ever ( watch above )

Here are the lyrics of the title track from Paul's new record. And the video of course ! ENJOY!!!

So beautiful or so what


I'm going to make a chicken gumbo
Toss some sausage in the pot
I’m going to flavor it with okra
Cayenne pepper to make it hot
You know life is what we make of it
So beautiful or so what
I’m going to tell my kids a bedtime story
A play without a plot
Will it have a happy ending?
Maybe yeah, maybe not
I tell them life is what you make of it
So beautiful or so what
So beautiful
So beautiful
So what
I’m just a raindrop in a bucket
A coin dropped in a slot
I am an empty house on Weed Street
Across the road from the vacant lot
You know life is what you make of it
So beautiful or so what
Ain’t it strange the way we’re ignorant
How we seek out bad advice
How we jigger it and figure it
Mistaking value for the price
And play a game with time and love
Like pair of rolling dice
So beautiful
So beautiful
So what
Four men on the balcony
Overlooking the parking lot
Pointing at a figure in the distance
Dr. King has just been shot
And the sirens long melody
Singing Savior Pass Me Not
Ain’t it strange the way we’re ignorant
How we seek out bad advice
How we jigger it and figure it
Mistaking value for the price
And play a game with time and love
Like a pair of rolling dice
So beautiful
So beautiful
So beautiful

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