An American Tune


(Words by Paul Simon. Music by J.S. Bach. Performance by the Starland Vocal Band)

Many's the time I've been mistaken,
And many times confused
And I've often felt forsaken,
And certainly misused.
But I'm all right, I'm all right,
I'm just weary to my bones
Still, you don't expect
to be bright and bon vivant
So far away from home,
So far away from home.

I don't know a soul who's not been battered
Don't have a friend who feels at ease
Don't know a dream that's not been shattered
Or driven to it's knees.
But it's all right, all right,
We've 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's gone wrong.

And I dreamed I was dying.
I dreamed my soul rose unexpectedly,
And looking back down on 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 a ship they call the Mayflower,
We come on a ship that sailed the moon
We come in the age's most uncertain hour
And sing an American tune.
But it's all right, it's all right
We 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.

 

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