"So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright" as written by and Paul Simon....
So long, Frank Lloyd Wright.
I can't believe your song is gone so soon.
I barely learned the tune
So soon
So soon.

I'll remember Frank Lloyd Wright.
All of the nights we'd harmonize till dawn.
I never laughed so long
So long
So long.

Architects may come and
Architects may go and
Never change your point of view.
When I run dry
I stop awhile and think of you

Architects may come and
Architects may go and
Never change your point of view.

So long, Frank Lloyd Wright
All of the nights we'd harmonize till dawn.
I never laughed so long
So long
So long.

So long
So long.

So long
So long.

So long
So long.


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"So Long Frank Lloyd Wright" as written by Paul Simon

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    General CommentI heard somewhere, I can't remember exactly where though, that this song is about Art Garfunkel (who trained as an architect) rather than Frank Lloyd Wright. Looking at the lyrics, it's pretty obvious, it's not even really a double-meaning: "all of the nights we'd harmonize till dawn". Or was this a reference to the as-yet unreleased Frank Lloyd Wright & Paul Simon duets album? :-)
    Rich_Mon May 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentArt Garfunkel studied Architecture in college. Simon referred to Art as Frank. This song is about when Art left for a movie in, if i remember correctly, Mexico. Rich you are right about his reference to Art and Frank. The lyrics are very obvious to how Simon was feeling at the time.
    msleamichon March 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentPaul is saying goodbye to Artie; if you listen closely towards the end of the song you can hear Paul say "So long already Artie."
    BryanOUon July 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI bought the BOTW album on LP a few years ago and I got shivers listening to this song. It's one of my all time fav's. It's like it symbolizes the end of a stage in my life.
    astrozombieon March 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't believe it was Paul saying goodbye to Art as much as foreshadowing the breakup of the group. It was released on their final album, Bridge Over Troubled Water. Msleamich, the song your thinking of is The Only Little Boy in New York. Paul wrote this song when Art when down to Mexico to shoot Catch 22.
    tyguy92on April 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentmaby its about the music buisness, im thinking people/artist having "One hit wonders"

    good comments there...
    Kanallon January 06, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionThe production of this song is amazing, especially the shimmering background vocals as the song fades out. Beautiful piece.
    swami7774on April 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYes, has to be a goodbye to Garfunkel. Musical group breakups are often full of animosity, but this shows a lot of affection. Frank Lloyd Wright died 10 years before this song was written, so how could it be about him? Safe to say Simon never harmonized with him! But comparing Garfunkel to such a genius, to one of the greatest architects ever, is flattering. Nice to see they get together from time to time for concerts, and Simon has continued to compose great music.
    Scot6113on May 31, 2013   Link
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    General CommentIncredible song great wit, about art garfunkle before the break up.
    jimladson July 22, 2016   Link

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