"Hurricane Eye" as written by and Paul Simon....
When I was a little boy
And the Devil would call my name
I'd say "now who do
Who do you think you're fooling?"
I'm a consecrated boy
Singer in a Sunday choir
My mama loves, she loves me
She gets down on her knees and hugs me
She loves me like a rock
She rocks me like the rock of ages
And she loves me
She loves me, loves me, loves me, loves me

When I was grown to be a man
And the Devil would call my name
I'd say "now who do
Who do you think you're fooling?"
I'm a consummated man
I can snatch a little purity
My mama loves me, she loves me
She gets down on her knees and hugs me
She loves me like a rock
She rocks me like the rock of ages
And she loves me
She loves me, loves me, loves me, loves me

If I was President
And the Congress call my name
I'd say "who do
Who do you think you're fooling?"
I've got the Presidential Seal
I'm up on the Presidential Podium
My mama loves me
She loves me
She gets down on her knees and hugs me
And she loves me like a rock
She rocks me like the rock of ages
And she loves me
She loves me, loves me, loves me, loves me
She loves me, loves me, loves me, loves me
She loves me, loves me, loves me, loves me


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"Hurricane Eye" as written by Paul Simon

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    General Commentexcellent song though I haven't thought about the meaning. Has anyone?
    Farnsworthon December 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI haven't thought about the whole meaning, but I do love how the delayed delivery of "eye" in "peaceful as a hurricane....eye". The conflict between the violence of a hurricane with the peacefulness of its eye is beautifully done. It's a great use of music to express it.
    timboon February 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a song that I'd love to see annotated by Simon. It's such a visceral song that evokes a very colorful story, but I'm sure it's chock full of metaphors, which I can't quite place. I do know it grabs me in the gut every time I listen to it and it's my favorite song from this particular album.
    jomihaon July 05, 2007   Link

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