Paul Simon- So Beautiful or So What?

This is an awesome video and does a better job than me of demonstrating why you should buy this album now. I love the twisting rhythms, melodies and beautiful lyrics on it. I love the diversity. I love this video mainly for the uber amounts of instruments in the background that I want to play with. I love that he describes the album as an art-form. I love that it makes me want to run around the room with joy and start a band. I love him because he looks a bit like my Dad.

Here are some of the lyrics:

“loved her the first time I saw her
I know that’s an old songwriting cliché
Loved you the first time I saw you
Can’t describe it any other way
Any other way”

“How’d it all begin? Started with a bang
Couple of light years later, stars and planets sang
Fire warmed the cold, waves of colors flew
Moonlight into gold, earth to green and blue

Love is eternal sacred light
Free from the shackles of time
Evil is darkness, sight without sight
A demon that feeds on the mind

Earth becomes a farm, Farmer takes a wife
Wife becomes a river and the giver of life
Man becomes machine, Oil runs down his face
Machine becomes a man with a bomb in the marketplace
Bomb in the marketplace, bomb in the marketplace”

“Ain’t it strange the way we’re ignorant
How we seek out bad advice
How we jigger it and figure it
Mistaking value for the price
And play a game with time and love
Like a pair of rolling dice”

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