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5/10/2006

“Surprise” — Paul Simon’s Back

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If you leap awake in the mirror of a bad dream, and for a fraction of a second you can’t remember where you are, just open your window and follow your memory upstream. To the meadow in the mountain where we counted every falling star.

I believe the light that shines on you will shine on you forever (forever). And though I can’t guarantee there’s nothing scary hiding under your bed, I’m gonna stand guard like a postcard of a golden retriever. And never leave ’til I leave you with a sweet dream in your head.

I’m gonna watch you shine, gonna watch you grow. Gonna paint a sign so you’ll always know. As long as one and one is two.

There could never be a father who loved his daughter more than I love you.

Trust your intuition. It’s just like goin’ fishin’. You cast your line and hope you get a bite.

But you don’t need to waste your time worrying about the marketplace, try to help the human race. Struggling to survive its harshest night.

I’m gonna watch you shine, gonna watch you grow. Gonna paint a sign so you’ll always know. As long as one and one is two.

There could never be a father who loved his daughter more than I love you.

I’m gonna watch you shine, gonna watch you grow. Gonna paint a sign so you’ll always know. As long as one and one is two.

There could never be a father who loved his daughter more than I love you.

– Track Eleven, “Father and Daughter

Paul Simon has returned with a new album, a collaboration with Brian Eno, titled “Surprise“. I like what I’ve heard so far, but then the only album of his I didn’t care for (and don’t own) was the soundtrack to his Broadway musical from a few years back.

He’s taken the unusual step (for mainstream artists) of streaming the album on his website — several songs in their entirety and samples of the others.