Saturday, May 21, 2016

Still Crazy After All These Years by Paul Simon

I met my old lover
On the street last night
She seemed so glad to see me
I just smiled
And we talked about some old times
And we drank ourselves some beers
Still crazy after all these years
Still crazy after all these years

I'm not the kind of man
Who tends to socialize
I seem to lean on
Old familiar ways
And I ain't no fool for love songs
That whisper in my ears
Still crazy after all these years
Still crazy after all these years

Four in the morning
Crapped out
Yawning
Longing my life away
I'll never worry
Why should I?
It's all gonna fade

Now I sit by my window
And I watch the cars
I fear I'll do some damage
One fine day
But I would not be convicted
By a jury of my peers
Still crazy
Still crazy
Still crazy after all these years

THIS SONG FILLS ME WITH AN EMOTION I AM NOT EVEN ABLE TO PUT INTO WORDS.

3 comments:

Pirate Aggro said...

I believe this song was released in 1976. The performance on the link is 1992. He performed it last night. It puts another layer of meaning on it. To be singing about an old lover 40 years after you sang about an old lover.

Aaron Vattano said...

This song also fills me with much emotion that I can't put into words. Partly because it is actually a great song and partly because there is so much feeling that it brings back from my past. Paul Simon is one artist I can not scorn. As much as I would like to I just can't.

Dan Tschirhart said...

Oh yeah, classic Paul Simon

I listened to his greatest hits a lot during high school and college

So he's just saying he's as crazy as he ever was, and it's not really about his old love? Or is it?

I always liked to attribute it to a few past loves of my own, who I'm sure are still bat-shit crazy

Great song with some great memories attached