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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 »

The first time I heard â??Peggy Sueâ??
I was 12 years old
 Russians up in rocket ships
And the war was cold
Now many wars have come and gone
 Genocide still goes on
 Buddy Holly still goes on
But his catalog was sold

 First time I smoked  Guess what, paranoid  First time I heard â??Satisfactionâ??
I was young and unemployed 
Down the decades every year
 Summer leaves and my birthday's here
And all my friends stand up and cheer 
And say Man you're old
 Getting old
Old
 Getting old

We celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas day
And Buddha found nirvana along the lotus way
 About 1,500 years ago the messenger Mohammad spoke 
And his wisdom like a river flowed
 Through hills of gold
 Wisdom is old
The Koran is old
The Bible's old
 Greatest story ever told

Disagreements?
Work 'em out

The human race has walked the earth for 2.7 million 
And we estimate the universe at 13-14 billion 
When all these numbers tumble into your imagination  Consider that the Lord was there before creation 
God is old
We're not old
God is old
He made the mold

Take your clothes off
Adam and Eve

Written by: PAUL SIMON

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