simon & garfunkel - the only living boy in new york - stereo edit
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Edit for headphones. Just some more bass* on this one, from their great January 1970 album "Bridge over troubled water" (2007 remastered). The album charted #1 in Holland, USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Australia, France, Norway and Japan. #34 in Italy (the downside of spaghetti), #70 in Spain, too busy fighting bulls.

Songfacts dot com says: Paul Simon wrote this song about his partner Art Garfunkel going to Mexico to act in a movie called Catch-22, which was directed by Mike Nichols, who gave Simon & Garfunkel a big boost when he featured their songs in his 1967 film The Graduate. Simon was also going to be in the film, but Nichols cut his part, which separated the duo. Garfunkel spent months working on the film while Simon returned to New York, where he toiled away on the Bridge Over Troubled Water album. He expresses his frustration in this song: "Here I am, the only living boy in New York."

Simon sent letters to keep in touch with Garfunkel and update him on the album's progress. Up to that point, the pair had always partnered musically and shared a bond, which was now breaking. Simon & Garfunkel split up after the album was released; Paul recorded as a solo artist, and Art pursued his acting career.

Regarding the lyrics, "Tom get your plane right on time. I know that your eager to fly now," before the folk duo became famous, they were known as Tom and Jerry. Tom was Art's stage name, so this line symbolizes their increasing need for musical and personal freedom.

Bass: Joe Osborn**

THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK
(Paul Simon)

Tom, get your plane right on time
I know your part'll go fine
fly down to Mexico
do-n-do-d-do-n-do and here I am,
the only living boy in New York

I get the news I need on the weather report
I can gather all the news I need on the weather report
hey, I've got nothing to do today but smile
do-n-doh-d-doh-n-doh and here I am
the only living boy in New York

half of the time we're gone
but we don't know where,
and we don't know where

half of the time we're gone
but we don't know where,
and we don't know where

Tom, get your plane right on time
I know you've been eager to fly now
hey let your honesty shine, shine, shine now
do-n-do-d-do-n-do
like it shines on me
the only living boy in New York,
the only living boy in New York

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Edit for headphones. Just some more bass* on this one, from their great January 1970 album "Bridge over troubled water" (2007 remastered). The album charted #1 in Holland, USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Australia, France, Norway and Japan. #34 in Italy (the downside of spaghetti), #70 in Spain, too busy fighting bulls.

Songfacts dot com says: Paul Simon wrote this song about his partner Art Garfunkel going to Mexico to act in a movie called Catch-22, which was directed by Mike Nichols, who gave Simon & Garfunkel a big boost when he featured their songs in his 1967 film The Graduate. Simon was also going to be in the film, but Nichols cut his part, which separated the duo. Garfunkel spent months working on the film while Simon returned to New York, where he toiled away on the Bridge Over Troubled Water album. He expresses his frustration in this song: "Here I am, the only living boy in New York."

Simon sent letters to keep in touch with Garfunkel and update him on the album's progress. Up to that point, the pair had always partnered musically and shared a bond, which was now breaking. Simon & Garfunkel split up after the album was released; Paul recorded as a solo artist, and Art pursued his acting career.

Regarding the lyrics, "Tom get your plane right on time. I know that your eager to fly now," before the folk duo became famous, they were known as Tom and Jerry. Tom was Art's stage name, so this line symbolizes their increasing need for musical and personal freedom.

Bass: Joe Osborn**

THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK
(Paul Simon)

Tom, get your plane right on time
I know your part'll go fine
fly down to Mexico
do-n-do-d-do-n-do and here I am,
the only living boy in New York

I get the news I need on the weather report
I can gather all the news I need on the weather report
hey, I've got nothing to do today but smile
do-n-doh-d-doh-n-doh and here I am
the only living boy in New York

half of the time we're gone
but we don't know where,
and we don't know where

half of the time we're gone
but we don't know where,
and we don't know where

Tom, get your plane right on time
I know you've been eager to fly now
hey let your honesty shine, shine, shine now
do-n-do-d-do-n-do
like it shines on me
the only living boy in New York,
the only living boy in New York

®© UMG

All rights reserved by the copyright owners. This nonprofit f
Category
Music
Autoplay: No Yes