America

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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 »

Let us be lovers, we'll marry our fortunes together
I've got some real estate here in my bag
So we bought a pack of cigarettes and Mrs. Wagner's pies
And we walked off to look for America 
Cathy, I said as we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh  Michigan seems like a dream to me now
It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw 
I've gone to look for America 

 Laughing on the bus, playing games with the faces 
She said the man in the gabardine suit was a spy
I said, be careful, his bowtie is really a camera 
Toss me a cigarette, I think there's one in my raincoat 
We smoked the last one an hour ago
So I looked at the scenery 
She read her magazine 
And the moon rose over an open field 

Cathy, I'm lost, I said though I knew she was sleeping 
And I'm empty and aching and I don't know why
 Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
They've all come to look for America 
All come to look for America 
All come to look for America

Written by: PAUL SIMON

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