"Soft Parachutes" as written by and Paul Simon....
I think that smile is shutting down
Or maybe it's just flinching
The sun shot up just like a child
But these old hands are only inching
Would you believe it is my fault
I went and made myself lonely
I miss the way she said my name
Like I was a distant city

Winter came and swept away
The birds nest from my chimney
The cold air marched right through the walls
And settled her in my belly
But her memory keeps me tossing
Those letters into the fire
And the flames they're twitching
A love which has retired

Now New York is not a place I'd choose
To have my body buried
But Omaha has got the trains to take
The snow to the cemetery
There is a place called home I believe
If you're willing to step out of the loop
I miss the way she held on to me
Like I was a parachute

Lyrics submitted by breathefreshair04

"Parachute" as written by Seven Aurelius Jeffery Atkins

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentThis is a great song. Mixes the innocence and everyday with the horrific Vietnam experience.
    msantoon September 01, 2011   Link

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