"Allergies" as written by and Paul Simon....
Maladies
Melodies
Allergies to dust and grain
Maladies
Remedies
Still these allergies remain
My hand can't touch a guitar string
My fingers just burn and ache
My had intercedes with my bodily needs
And my body won't give it a break
My heart can stand a disaster
My heart can take a disgrace
But my heart is allergic
To the women I love
And it's changing the shape of my face

Allergies
Allergies
Something's living on my skin
Doctor please
Doctor please
Open up it's me again

I go to a famous physician
I sleep in the local hotel
From what I can see of the people like me
We get better
But we never get well
So I ask myself this question
It's a question I often repeat
Where do allergies go
When it's after a show
And they want to get something to eat?

Allergies
Allergies
Something's living on my skin
Doctor please
Doctor please
Open up it's me again

Maladies
Melodies
Allergies to dust and grain
Maladies
Remedies
Still these allergies remain


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"Allergies" as written by Paul Simon

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    General CommentNot the best song on this (sadly overlooked) album, but lyrically enjoyable anyway. I think this is P.S. dealing with a problem in his life by making fun of it.

    Merits comparison with The Pop Singer's Fear of the Pollen Count (Divine Comedy)
    ShineYouDiamondon September 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHeard this song contains a reference to his (ex) wife Carrie Fisher. Maybe this song is a way to try to explain some of the difficulties in one's life...must have been allergic to it.
    TriangleManon August 31, 2008   Link

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