Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit
Blessed is the lamb whose blood flows
Blessed are the sat upon, spat upon, ratted on
O Lord, why have you forsaken me?
I got no place to go
I've walked around Soho for the last night or so
Ah, but it doesn't matter, no

Blessed is the land and the kingdom
Blessed is the man whose soul belongs to
Blessed are the meth drinkers, pot sellers, illusion dwellers
O Lord, why have you forsaken me?
My words trickle down from a wound
That I have no intention to heal

Blessed are the stained glass, window pane glass
Blessed is the church service makes me nervous
Blessed are the penny rookers, cheap hookers, groovy lookers
O Lord, why have you forsaken me?
I, I have tended my own garden
Much too long

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"Blessed" as written by Paul Simon

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    General CommentMuch like fixable said its the fact that this persona feels that everything is blessed but him. Hes a pathetic character who wanders around alone, has no intention of helping his own situation, and in the end he realises he has been too self obsessed. He, however, instead of trying to change this just wallows in self pity.
    PaulSimoniteon September 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe last line "I have tended my own garden for too long" reminds me of the last line of Voltaire's book "Candide" that says "we must cultivate our garden."
    sem3000on January 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentinteresting spin on the beatitudes, and i htink i get the message, but ive never been totally sure.
    help ne1?
    sexy80sbabeon April 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentA lot of this song is Biblical, such as the meek inheriting the earth. Much of Paul's work as a religious but especially so with this song.I'm not sure on much of this song, but it is truly beautiful.
    sgdpon May 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBlessed is everyone but Paul Simon. Although I think he used to be a bit of a groovy looker.. The last line sums it up if you didn't get it from "I got no place to go," etc.. He feels alone and forsaken [abandoned] and is asking "Why?"
    fixableon May 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't think this is really about God forsaking him but him not being able to find God, he wonders why all these people even the scum of the world, able to find God and peace yet he is left alone and lost.
    Cyberghoston April 28, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwhat does he mean by meth drinkers? methamphetamine, methadone, methylated spirits?
    limerenceon December 06, 2014   Link

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