Paul Simon — Proof
Album: The Rhythm of the Saints
Avg rating:
6.4

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Total ratings: 518









Released: 1990
Length: 4:31
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Soon our fortunes will be made, my darling
And we will leave this loathsome little town
Silver bells jingling from your black lizard boots, my baby
Silver foil to trim your wedding gown

It's true the tools of love wear down
Time passes
A mind wanders
It seems mindless, but it does
Sometimes I see your face
As if through reading glasses
And your smile seems softer than it was

Some people gonna call you up
Tell you something that you already know
Sane people go crazy on you
Say, "No man, that's not
The deal we made
I got to go, I got to go"
Faith
Faith is an island in the setting sun
But proof, yes
Proof is the bottom line for everyone

My face, my race
Don't matter anymore
My sex, my cheques
Accepted at the door

Some people gonna call you up
Tell you something that you already know
Sane people go crazy on you
Say, "No man, that's not
The deal we made
I got to, I got to go"
Faith
Faith is an island in the setting sun
But proof, yes
Proof is the bottom line for everyone

Half moon hiding in the clouds, my darling
And the sky is flecked with signs of hope
Raise your weary wings against the rain, my baby
Wash your tangled curls with gambler's soap

Some people gonna call you up
Tell you something that you already know
Sane people go crazy on you
Say, "No man, that's not
The deal we made
I got to, I got to, I got to"
Faith
Faith is an island in the setting sun
But proof, yes
Proof is the bottom line for everyone
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I like the kineticism.
The horns make this song. {#Music}
Ugh. Not good. Where have you gone, Paul Simon?
This is Paul's disjointed attempt at, I'm not sure what?  Maybe 'World Music'.

Poorly executed cultural appropriation
 coloradojohn wrote:
The lyrical genius, combined with the sheer symphonic tonal sensibilities and layers of rhythmicity of this man just blows me away...

 
Senator, I knew Lyrical Genius - You're no Lyrical Genius.
 Proclivities wrote:

If 2016 has revealed anything, it's that facts are no longer very relevant.  Use of hyperbole has increased by 3,000,000%.

 
I've told you a million times, don't exaggerate.  {#Cheesygrin}
 VH1 wrote:
This song playes today now for the 4th time! 4 times in 1 day! I do like Pauli, but this is a bit much! Sorry!{#Stop}

 
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Plays in last 30 days: 1

 
If 2016 has revealed anything, it's that facts are no longer very relevant.  Use of hyperbole has increased by 3,000,000%.
 VH1 wrote:
This song plays today now for the 4th time! 4 times in 1 day! I do like Pauli, but this is a bit much! Sorry!{#Stop}
 
Plays in last 30 days: 1
This song playes today now for the 4th time! 4 times in 1 day! I do like Pauli, but this is a bit much! Sorry!{#Stop}
 jehahn wrote:
Where do I put in the repair call? I can't stand most of Paul Simon's catalog. Sets my teeth on edge.
 
Maybe a dentist then?
 coloradojohn wrote:
The lyrical genius, combined with the sheer symphonic tonal sensibilities and layers of rhythmicity of this man just blows me away...

 
{#Yes}
Brilliant!  only 6.8....really?!
A clipped version is on T.V sonic one  is on AM and FM stations.
 Lazarus wrote:

 
 
Laz,

Nice tribute to your fallen comrade with the headstone shots changing with the seasons.

I see the Buckshot beer from last fall has been replaced this winter with Coors' products.  Is that what he drank during the "frosty months"?

P.S.-Is that "Lazarus Effect" movie coming out tomorrow some sort of biopic on you?
The lyrical genius, combined with the sheer symphonic tonal sensibilities and layers of rhythmicity of this man just blows me away...
tazochai wrote:
Ok seriously, enough with the Beatles and the post-Beatles please.
Yeah, any music that came out during or after the Beatles is pretty much garbage. I'm with Tzatziki here.
Thank you Paul for turning me on to "World Music" - yes this is very pop, but in the days before Radio Paradise I wouldn't have ever been exposed to something like this unless it was on the radio.
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