"Cloudy" as written by Paul Simon and Bruce Woodley....
Cloudy
The sky is gray and white and cloudy,
Sometimes I think it's hanging down on me
And it's a hitchhike a hundred miles
I'm a rag-a-muffin child
Pointed finger-painted smile
I left my shadow waiting down the road for me a while

Cloudy
My thoughts are scattered and they're cloudy,
They have no borders, no boundaries
They echo and they swell
From Tolstoy to Tinker Bell
Down from Berkeley to Carmel
Got some pictures in my pocket and a lot of time to kill

Hey sunshine
I haven't seen you in a long time
Why don't you show your face and bend my mind?
These clouds stick to the sky
Like floating questions, why?
And they linger there to die
They don't know where they are going, and, my friend, neither do I

Cloudy
Cloudy
Cloudy
Cloudy


Lyrics submitted by kevin

"Cloudy" as written by Hamish Stuart Alan Edward Gorrie

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentdoes anyone know what a ragamuffin child is?
    musicalbaconon March 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA scoundrel or a scamp, I presume. I simply love the way he reads that line. It sounds so innnocent but mischievous. Really like the whole song, comes together just really well and all tinkly and pretty!
    starangelon May 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song perfectly captures the essence of being high. On what, that's up to you.. "My thoughts are scattered and they're cloudy..."
    fixableon May 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAgree with fixable, this song seems to be about drugs or mental illness

    "My thoughts are scattered and they're cloudy"

    The more you listen to it, the more you can feel there's a subtle undercurrent of impulsion and paranoia actually - for example:

    "Sometimes I think it's hanging down on me."

    "Got some pictures in my pocket and a lot of time to kill."

    "Why don't you show your face and bend my mind?"

    "And they linger there to die."

    Overall the song is just kinda gentle and random, but I feel there's a sort of weird impulsiveness there too.
    pikmindoctoron May 14, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about a gloomy day.
    AcidConspiracyon October 16, 2009   Link

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