"Late in the Evening" as written by and Paul Simon....
The first thing I remember
I was lying in my bed
I couldn't of been no more
Than one or two
I remember there's a radio
Comin' from the room next door
And my mother laughed
The way some ladies do
When it's late in the evening
And the music's seeping through

The next thing I remember
I am walking down the street
I'm feeling all right
I'm with my boys
I'm with my troops, yeah
And down along the avenue
Some guys were shooting pool
And I heard the sound
Of a cappella groups, yeah
Singing late in the evening
And all the girls out on the stoops, yeah

Then I learned to play some lead guitar
I was underage in this funky bar
And I stepped outside to smoke myself a "J"
And when I came back to the room
Everybody just seemed to move
And I turned my amp up loud and I began to play
And it was late in the evening
And I blew that room away

The first thing I remember
When you came into my life
I said I'm gonna get that girl
No matter what I do
Well I guess I'd been in love before
And once or twice I been on the floor
But I never loved no one
The way that I loved you
And it was late in the evening
And all the music seeping through


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"Late in the Evening" as written by Paul Simon

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    General CommentI think this song is about his childhood and how he always loved music. I really love the hook in this song, it always makes me want to dance.
    soapyon November 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentlove. this. song.
    i wanna dance too.
    i heard it on the radio when i was at work.
    and i didnt know the title or anything, but i KNEW it was simon's voice, so i searched and searched...
    and thank YOU, songmeanings.com....you've made me proud.
    acrosstheuniverseon May 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy favourite Paul Simon song. The music, lyrics - it's just great.
    Karlon January 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIf someone were to write Paul SImon's biography, they would have to call it "All the Music Seeping Through". This is literally the story of his life; the man lives for his music.
    Bandieon February 20, 2007   Link
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    General Comment***The first thing I remember
    When you came into my life
    I said I'm gonna get that girl
    No matter what I do
    Well I guess I'd been in love before
    And once or twice I been on the floor
    But I never loved no one
    The way that I loved you***

    One of my favorite song lines of all time.
    mced7on July 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFab comment from Bandie - yup, a fab title for a biog
    nagromnaion August 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA song to which is good to listen to on any time of the day!:D
    bear_hug20on August 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentregardless of the meaning, though the insights here are very good, this is an awesome song and my school should play this at a dance. if we did, i would definantly risk looking like a total idiot and asking every girl there if she would be interestind in dancing with me.
    jkid1190on February 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely worth the risk jkid1190, Love the riff in this song, and the reference to weed.
    petetheeliteon May 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentJust thinking about this song, let alone hearing it, makes ma body MOVE!
    ray_killeenon October 22, 2008   Link

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