Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Paul Simon Lyrics

Here is the song that goes through my head at some point almost every day. It has become sort of the soundtrack to my life, if you will: You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon. Ridiculous, I know. But here are some of the lyrics, and maybe you'll see why it has struck a chord in me:

A man walks down the street
It's a street in a strange world
Maybe it's the Third World
Maybe it's his first time around
He doesn't speak the language
He holds no currency
He is a foreign man
He is surrounded by the sound
The sound of Cattle in the marketplace
Scatterlings and orphanages

The song is random, and most of it makes no sense. But these verses apply.
Later in the song he says "I don't find this place amusing anymore."
But, I am still amused by almsot all of it. ~Troy