"59th Street Bridge Song" as written by and Paul Simon....
Slow down, you move too fast
You got to make the morning last
Just kicking down the cobble stones
Looking for fun and feelin' groovy

Ba-da-da-da-da-da-da, feelin' groovy

Hello, lamp post, what ya knowing
I've come to watch your flowers growing
Ain't you got no rhymes for me
Doot-in' doo-doo, feelin' groovy

Ba-da-da-da-da-da-da, feelin' groovy

I got no deeds to do, no promises to keep
I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep
Let the morning time drop all its petals on me
Life, I love you, all is groovy

Ba da da da da…

Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

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    General CommentPaul Simon said that this was one of his least favorite songs, because it is so contrite and devoid of deep meaning, but that it was a favorite of fans. Personally, I love it and the bright airiness makes me feel that carefree youthful feeling from when I was 10. I think of this song when I see my children playing or am laying in the grass looking at the clouds.
    Simonfanon August 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat does P.S. know anyway? This song crystallises a mood perfectly, which (it could be argued) is just as valid as what he achieves in his deeper songs (see Hearts and Bones)
    ShineYouDiamondon September 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhenever I hear this song, I think of a vacation my family took to San Francisco when I was a kid. I listened to Simon and Garfunkels' Greatest Hits over and over again on my headphones throughout that whole trip. This song reminds me of my brief encounter with childhood. It's a mental photograph, kind of like what Simon refers to in that song from Bookends: "time it was, what a time it was. A time of innocence, a time of confidences...preserve your memories, they're all that's left you."
    snugbug79on January 09, 2009   Link

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