"All Around The World Or The Myth Of Fingerprints" as written by and Paul Simon....
Over the mountain
Down in the valley
Lives a former talk-show host
Everybody knows his name

He says there's no doubt about it
It was the myth of fingerprints
I've seen them all and man
They're all the same

Well, the sun gets weary
And the sun goes down
Ever since the watermelon
And the lights come up

On the black pit town
Somebody says what's a better thing to do
Well, it's not just me
And it's not just you

This is all around the world

Out in the Indian Ocean somewhere
There's a former army post
Abandoned now just like the war
And there's no doubt about it
It was the myth of fingerprints
That's what that old army post was for

Well, the sun gets bloody
And the sun goes down
Ever since the watermelon
And the lights come up

On the black pit town
Somebody says what's a better thing to do
Well, it's not just me
And it's not just you

This is all around the world

Over the mountain
Down in the valley
Lives the former talk-show host
Far and wide his name was known
He said there's no doubt about it
It was the myth of fingerprints
That's why we must learn to live alone


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"All Around the World or the Myth of Fingerprints" as written by Paul Simon

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    General CommentEvery time I hear that line "Ever since the watermelon" I just start cracking up... Other people can probably interpret this song better than I, but since none of them have yet, I'll just say that the "myth of fingerprints" seems to be referring to the belief that they're all unique, that no two people have the same fingerprints... but it's just a myth, because in the end what difference is there, really, between all the people in the world? It's kind of about... the pointlessness and repetition of it all.
    Isabella_de_Reimson April 29, 2005   Link

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