American Tune

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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 »

Many's the time I've been mistaken 
And many times confused
Yes, and often felt forsaken 
And certainly misused
But I'm all right, I'm all right 
I'm just weary to my bones 
Still, you don't expect to be
 Bright and bon vivant 
So far away from home, so far away from home

And I don't know a soul who's not been battered 
I don't have a friend who feels at ease
I don't know a dream that's not been shattered 
or driven to its knees 
But it's all right, it's all right 
We've lived so well so long
Still, when I think of the road
we're traveling on
I wonder what went wrong 
I can't help it, I wonder what went wrong 

And I dreamed I was dying 
And I dreamed that my soul rose unexpectedly 
And looking back down at me
 Smiled reassuringly
And I dreamed I was flying 
And high up above my eyes could clearly see
The Statue of Liberty  Sailing away to sea
And I dreamed I was flying 

We come on the ship they call the Mayflower 
We come on the ship that sailed the moon
We come in the age's most uncertain hour
and sing an American tune
But it's all right, it's all right 
You can't be forever blessed
Still, tomorrow's going to be another working day
And I'm trying to get some rest
That's all I'm trying to get some rest

Written by: PAUL SIMON

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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American Tune