"Graceland" as written by and Paul Simon....
The Mississippi Delta
Was shining like a National guitar
I am following the river
Down the highway
Through the cradle of the Civil War

I'm going to Graceland, Graceland
Out in Memphis, Tennessee
I'm going to Graceland
Poor boys and pilgrims with families
And we are going to Graceland

My traveling companion is nine years old
The child of my first marriage
But I've reason to believe
We both will be received
In Graceland

She comes back to tell me she's gone
As if I didn't know that
As if I didn't know my own bed
As if I'd never noticed
The way she brushed her hair from her forehead
And she said, "losin' love
Is like a window in your heart
Everybody sees you're blown apart
Everybody sees the wind blow"

I'm going to Graceland
Memphis, Tennessee
I'm going to Graceland
Poor boys and pilgrims with families
And we are going to Graceland

My traveling companions
Are ghosts and empty sockets
Ghosts and empties
But I've reason to believe
We all will be received
In Graceland

There is a girl in Austin, Texas
And she calls herself the human trampoline
And sometimes when I'm falling, flying
Tumbling in turmoil I say
"This is what she means"
She means we're bouncing into Graceland
And I see losing love
Is like a window in your heart
Everybody sees you're blown apart
Everybody feels the wind blow

I'm going to Graceland
Memphis, Tennessee
I'm going to Graceland
For reasons I cannot explain
Some part of me wants to see
Graceland
And I may be obliged to defend
Every love and every ending
Or maybe there's no obligations now
Maybe I've a reason to believe
We all will be received
In Graceland

Whoa, oh, oh, oh
Graceland, Graceland
I'm going to Graceland


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"Graceland" as written by Paul Simon

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