"Everything Put Together Falls Apart" as written by and Paul Simon....
Never hides your broken bones
And I don't know why
You want to try

It's plain to see you're on your own
Oh, I ain't blind, no
Some folks are crazy
Others walk that borderline
Watch what you're doing

Taking downs to get off to sleep
And ups to start you on your way
After a while they'll change your style
I see it happening every day

Oh spare your heart
Everything put together
Sooner or later falls apart
There's nothing to it, nothing to it

And you can cry
You can lie
For all the good it'll do you
You can die

But when it's done
And the police come, and they lay you down for dead
Just remember what I said

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"Everything Put Together Falls Apart" as written by Paul Simon

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    General CommentThis song is saying that life can be bad and full of pain, but drugs are only going to make matters worse, and in the end they might kill you. It takes the form of advice from someone who sees it 'happening every day'.

    This album is full of cynical melancholy songs like this: 'Mother and Child Reunion' (death), 'Run That Body Down' (aging), 'Paranoia Blues' (difficulties of life). A very dark album all around.
    jcovarruon November 05, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think this might be my favourite paul simon song and nobody's even commented! although, i thought it was just called everything put together.
    love his voice, and all his lyrics and the ending is so perfect!
    luey_babyon September 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTwo years later, I came here to comment, only to realize I already did.

    Again, great song. The rhythm of the words, the beautiful guitar work and backing tracks, and the honest and straightforward content give me chills.

    I guess not enough people know about this song.
    jcovarruon July 25, 2011   Link

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