You Can Call Me Al

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Paul Simon

Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an award-winning musician whose talents in composing, performing, and vocal harmony placed him at the forefront of the singer-songwriters on an international scale. Simon's fame, influence and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Gar… more »

A man walks down the street 
He says why am I soft in the middle now
Why am I soft in the middle 
The rest of my life is so hard
I need a photo-opportunity
I want a shot at redemption 
Don't want to end up a cartoon 
In a cartoon graveyard
 Bonedigger Bonedigger
Dogs in the moonlight 
Far away my well-lit door
Mr. Beerbelly Beerbelly
Get these mutts away from me
You know I don't find this stuff amusing anymore 

If you'll be my bodyguard 
I can be your long lost pal
I can call you Betty 
And Betty when you call me
You can call me Al

A man walks down the street 
He says why am I short of attention 
Got a short little span of attention 
And wo my nights are so long
Where's my wife and family 
What if I die here
Who'll be my role-model
Now that my role-model is
Gone Gone
He ducked back down the alley 
With some roly-poly little bat-faced girl
All along along
 There were incidents and accidents  There were hints and allegations 

If you'll be my bodyguard 
I can be your long lost pal
I can call you Betty 
And Betty when you call me
You can call me Al
Call me Al

A man walks down the street 
It's a street in a strange world
 Maybe it's the Third World
 Maybe it's his first time around 
He doesn't speak the language 
He holds no currency 
He is a foreign man
He is surrounded by the sound 
The sound  Cattle in the marketplace  Scatterlings and orphanages 
He looks around, around 
He sees angels in the architecture  Spinning in infinity 
He says Amen! and Hallelujah!

If you'll be my bodyguard 
I can be your long lost pal
I can call you Betty 
And Betty when you call me
You can call me Al
Call me Al

Written by: PAUL SIMON

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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