Can I Forgive Him

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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 & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with musical partner Art Garfunkel. Simon wrote most of the pair's songs, including three that reached No. 1 on the U.S. singles charts: "The Sounds of Silence," "Mrs. Robinson," and "Bridge Over Troubled Water." The duo split up in 1970 at the height of their popularity, and Simon began a successful solo career, recording three highly acclaimed albums over the next five years. In 1986, he released Graceland, an album inspired by South African… more »

I am Esmeralda Agron, senora
I know I've no right to speak.
My son is not the savage boy you see,
The cape, the sneer, the slicked-back hair
Hides the child I nursed and bathed, senora.

Please don't turn your eyes from me
Your son, gone to god, and mine to blame
My fated son, he too is gone
The state will see to that I am sure, senora
The state will see to that I am sure.

You Spanish people, you come to this country
But nothing here changes your lives
Ungrateful immigrants asking for pity
When all of your answers are knives
This city makes a cartoon of a crime
Capes and umbrellas, the glorification of slime
I have to face this horror, senora
My religion asks me to pray for the murderer's soul
But I think you'd would have to be Jesus on the cross 
To open your heart and after such a loss.

Can I forgive him?
Can I forgive him?
No, I cannot
Can I forgive him?
No, I cannot

Friends become strangers 
Compassion is hard to express in words
The trembling flowers they bring
Fear in the roots and the stem 
What happened to me they know could happen to them.

Can I forgive him?
No, I cannot

Can I forgive him?

No

Only god can say â??forgiveâ??
His son too received a knife
But we go on, we have to live
With this cross we call our life.

It feels like a bomb fell 
And wave after wave come the after shocks
You can't believe that it's true 
There must be some mistake
You drift through this nightmare 
From which you can't wake.

Can I forgive him?
Can I forgive him? 
No, I cannot

Can I forgive him?
Can I forgive him?
No, I cannot

Can I forgive him?
No

Can I forgive him?
Can I forgive him? 
No, I cannot

Can I forgive him?
Can I forgive him?
No, I cannot

Written by: DEREK WALCOTT, PAUL SIMON

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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