Richard Cory Song Lyrics

Simon & Garfunkel

Simon & Garfunkel Sounds of Silence cover art
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They say that Richard Cory owns one half of this whole town,
With political connections to spread his wealth around.
Born into society, a banker's only child,
He had everything a man could want: power, grace, and style.

But I work in his factory
And I curse the life I'm living
And I curse my poverty
And I wish that I could be,
Oh, I wish that I could be,
Oh, I wish that I could be
Richard Cory.

The papers print his picture almost everywhere he goes:
Richard Cory at the opera, Richard Cory at a show.

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 7 in album Sounds of Silence
    release date: 1966-1-17
    popularity : 66 users have visited this page.
    length: 2:58
    producer: Bob Johnston
    composer: Paul Simon
    lyricist: Paul Simon

    Album Information

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