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The Only Living Boy In New York

Lyrics

Tom, get your plane right on time.
I know your part'll go fine.
Fly down to Mexico.
Da-n-da-da-n-da-n-da-da and here I am,
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Tom, get your plane right on time.
I know your part'll go fine.
Fly down to Mexico.
Da-n-da-da-n-da-n-da-da and here I am,
full lyrics

Features of This Track

acoustic rock instrumentation
folk influences
a subtle use of vocal counterpoint
a subtle use of vocal harmony
acoustic sonority
demanding instrumental part writing
intricate melodic phrasing
a clear focus on recording studio production
major key tonality
a smooth male lead vocalist
prominent organ
acoustic rhythm guitars

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Comments

The best time was listening to great music growing up and still listening to great music being grown up !!! :))
Tone poem and great
I heard this first time when my Mom played the album for me. One of the many gifts of love she supplied. She did not let me turn on the TV but allowed me to play all her records. My friends find it strange when I tear up at the sound of this song.
jpannill1
wow...so wonderful.
I love it but I think it's sort of awesome!
Best Jewish singer's ever.
I should get my news from the weather report.
Why they can't write song with lyrics like poem like this one and many others back then?
What a beautiful song from one friend to another
Possibly, one of the greatest albums of all time. No, one of the best albums.
scenoch
This was used in commercial recently.... Great song.
:)
Ahhhh...one of the classics!
I haven't heard this in forever
TRUE HARMONY
Paul Simon>Genius
Thanks Robert. I was wondering what this song is about. It all makes sense to me now.
great song!!! the best simon and garfunkeul. no lyrics? wft...
Quite possibly my favorite song by anyone
where are the lyrics, like usual?
djkneekap
I love this song and don't mind hearing it 20 times.
*Yawn*
barbiprice
u guys r arm strong tight
burtgm59
Yes, mule, you can tell Pandora to stop playing the song for a month if you're tired of it. I've heard plenty of other S&G songs including Homeward Bound, The Sound of Silence, Bleeker Street, The Boxer, The 59th Street Bridge Song, Kathy's Song, For Emily, The Dangling Conversation , and I Am A Rock to name a few.
burtgm59
Yes, mule, you can add variety (other artists) to your S&G station or you can tell Pandora to stop playing the song for a month if you're sick of hearing it. I've heard plenty of S&G songs including Kathys Song, The Sound of Silence, I am a Rock, The Dangling Conversation to name a few.
create a s&g radio station yourself you greenhorns and listen
robemcaliste r
is this an old song that was rereleased?
As I understand, "Tom" is Garfunkel (they originally called themselves "Tom & Jerry"). The song is about Art flying to a film location to embark on an acting career that perhaps would signal the end of the duo.
Wow!
Listen to those two great voices.
They sound so good together.

(muley... you're right. Pandora is not much better than a live DJ who's paid to play the same stuff over and over. Considering Sim & Gar had 100s of superb songs, why play the same couple as if that were all they had.)
I love Pandora, but, I'm beginning to think that "the only living boy in New York" is the "only Simon and Garfunkel song" Pandora will play. Honestly, I've heard this song 20 x's and maybe only heard one or two other S & G songs. Diversify your rotation, please, thank yoU!
OMG, no kidding, it's been about 10 minutes since my last post and now Pandora just played the LIVE version of "T.O.L.B.I.N . Y " . It's a great song but dam. It's now getting the black ball! Peace!
great song
let your honesty shine shine shine!!

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