Simon & Garfunkel - Leaves That Are Green Lyrics

Simon & Garfunkel Sounds of Silence cover art
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I was twenty-one years when I wrote this song.
I'm twenty-two now but I won't be for long
Time hurries on.
And the leaves that are green turn to brown,
And they wither with the wind,
And they crumble in your hand.

Once my heart was filled with the love of a girl.
I held her close, but she faded in the night
Like a poem I meant to write.
And the leaves that are green turn to brown,
And they wither with the wind,
And they crumble in your hand.

I threw a pebble in a brook
And watched the ripples run away
And they never made a sound.
And the leaves that are green turned to brown,
And they wither with the wind,
And they crumble in your hand.

Hello, Hello, Hello, Good-bye,
Good-bye, Good-bye, Good-bye,
That's all there is.
And the leaves that are green turned to brown,
And they wither with the wind,
And they crumble in your hand.
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Sound of Silence
  • 2 Leaves That Are Green
  • 3 Blessed
  • 4 Kathy’s Song
  • 5 Somewhere They Can’t Find Me
  • 6 Anji
  • 7 Richard Cory
  • 8 A Most Peculiar Man
  • 9 April Come She Will
  • 10 We’ve Got a Groovey Thing Goin’
  • 11 I Am a Rock


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Paul Simon
    album: Track 2 in album Sounds of Silence
    release date: 1966-1-17
    popularity : 58 users have visited this page.
    length: 2:23
    producer: Bob Johnston
    composer: Paul Simon
    lyricist: Paul Simon
    Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin