Graceland

Paul Simon

About Graceland

"Graceland" is the title song of the album Graceland, released in 1986 by Paul Simon. The song features vocals by The Everly Brothers. The lyrics deal with the singer's thoughts during a road trip to Graceland after the failure of his marriage. Actress and author Carrie Fisher, Simon's ex-wife, said that the song referred in part to their relationship. In addition to his trip to Graceland, the Memphis home of Elvis Presley, the song contains numerous allusions and references to other cultural touchstones including National Guitars and the "Human Trampoline", a based on a real person from New York City. This has in turn become a part of popular culture and is referenced in Salman Rushdie's book Quichotte. 


Year:
1986
4:51
92 

Lyrics currently unavailable…


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 & 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 »

(5 fans)

Written by: Paul Simon

Discuss the Graceland Lyrics with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Graceland Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 2 Dec. 2022. <https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/7096649/Paul+Simon/Graceland>.

    Missing lyrics by Paul Simon?

    Know any other songs by Paul Simon? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Watch the song video

    Graceland

    2.5M
    9,878     642

    Browse Lyrics.com

    Our awesome collection of

    Promoted Songs

    »

    Quiz

    Are you a music master?

    »
    Which Pixies song appeared in the movie Fight Club?
    • A. Monkey gone to heaven
    • B. Where is my mind
    • C. Debaser
    • D. Here comes your man

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Don't miss Paul Simon's

    Upcoming Events

    »
    Paul Simon tracks

    On Radio Right Now

    Loading...

    Powered by OnRad.io


    Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here!

    Movies in which is played

    Graceland

    »