"Red Rubber Ball" as written by Paul Simon and Bruce Woodley....
I should have known you'd bid me farewell.
There's a lesson to be learned from this
And I learned it very well

Now I know you're not
The only starfish in the sea.
If I never hear your name again
It's all the same to me.

And I think it's gonna be all right.
Yeah, the worst is over,
Now the morning sun is shining like a Red Rubber Ball.

You never cared for secrets I'd confide.
For you I'm just an ornament,
Something for your pride.

Always running, never caring,
That's the life you live.
Stolen minutes of your time
Were all you had to give.

And I think it's gonna be all right.
Yeah, the worst is over,
Now the morning sun is shining like a Red Rubber Ball.

The story's in the past with nothing to recall.
I've got my life to live and I
Don't need you at all.
The roller coaster ride we took is
Nearly at an end.
I bought my ticket with my tears,
That's all I'm gonna spend.

And I think it's gonna be all right.
Yeah, the worst is over,
Now the morning sun is shining like a Red Rubber Ball.


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"Red Rubber Ball [Live][#][Version]" as written by Bruce Woodley Paul Simon

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  • +2
    General Commentpaul simon wrote it, cyrkle covered it. gotta love the song.
    findsomepeaceon September 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is beautiful. One of my new favorites.

    It is quite obvious what it deals with. Motifs are relationships, love, and youth.

    The whole deal with the "bid me farewell" probably has to do with rejection. Also the phrase about starfish makes it clear, that the person who is singing doesn't care if he has been rejected, there are others out there.

    The roller coaster right? Youth is frequently described as a roller coaster ride.

    Its a pretty standard hit the paper lip song, I dont know what that means, "hit the paper lip" but I wanted to say it.

    Once again, I love this song.
    echogordonon May 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is song is so good. Everyone should love it.
    TheHamManon May 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love it! it makes me feel so good.
    howtobegoodon April 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis isn't simon and garfunkel though, it's cyrcle, good song anyway
    super_daveon March 28, 2005   Link

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