Old Friends Song Lyrics

Simon & Garfunkel

Simon & Garfunkel Bookends cover art
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Old friends, old friends,
Sat on their parkbench like bookends
A newspaper blown through the grass
Falls on the round toes
of the high shoes of the old friends

Old friends, winter companions, the old men
Lost in their overcoats, waiting for the sun
The sounds of the city sifting through trees
Settles like dust on the shoulders of the old friends

Can you imagine us years from today,
Sharing a parkbench quietly
How terribly strange to be seventy

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


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Paul Simon
    album: Track 6 in album Bookends
    release date: 1968-4-3
    popularity : 77 users have visited this page.
    length: 2:36
    producer: Paul Simon, Roy Halee and Art Garfunkel
    recorded by: Roy Halee
    assistant producer: Bob Johnston
    composer: Paul Simon
    lyricist: Paul Simon

    Album Information

    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin