America Lyrics

Simon & Garfunkel


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Mark Richardson, Dante Smith, Charles Stewart, Kanaan Warsame
album: Track 3 in album Bookends
release date: 1968-4-3
popularity : 15 users have visited this page.
length: 3:36
producer: Art Garfunkel, Roy Halee and Paul Simon
recorded by: Roy Halee
assistant producer: Bob Johnston
composer: Paul Simon
lyricist: Paul Simon

Cover Art

Simon & Garfunkel Bookends cover art
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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 the 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
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


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Bookends Theme
  • 2 Save the Life of My Child
  • 3 America
  • 4 Overs
  • 5 Voices of Old People
  • 6 Old Friends
  • 7 Bookends Theme
  • 8 Fakin’ It
  • 9 Punky’s Dilemma
  • 10 Mrs. Robinson
  • 11 A Hazy Shade of Winter
  • 12 At the Zoo