American Tune Lyrics

Simon & Garfunkel

publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Paul Simon
album: Track 9 in album Old Friends: Live on Stage
release date: 2004-11-30
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length: 4:41
composer: Paul Simon
lyricist: Paul Simon

Cover Art

Simon & Garfunkel Old Friends: Live on Stage cover art
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Many's the time I've been mistaken, and many times confused
Yes and I've often felt forsaken, and certainly misused
Ah but I'm alright, I'm alright, I'm just weary through my bones
Still you don't expect to be bright and bon-vivant
So far away from home, so far away from home

And I don't know a soul who's not been battered
I don't have a friend who feels at ease
I don't know a dream that's not been shattered or driven to its knees
But it's alright, it's alright, for we live so well, so long
Still, when I think of the road we're traveling on
I wonder what's gone wrong, I can't help it I wonder what's gone wrong

And I dreamed I was dying, I dreamed that my soul rose unexpectedly
And looking back down at me, smiled reassuringly
And I dreamed I was flying, and high up above my eyes could clearly see
The statue of liberty, sailing away to sea, and I dreamed I was flying

But we come on a ship they called Mayflower
We come on a ship that sailed the moon
We come in the ages' most uncertain hours and sing an American tune
And it's alright, oh it's alright, it's alright, you can be forever blessed
Still tomorrow's gonna be another working day and I'm trying to get some rest
That's all I'm trying, to get some rest

Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Old Friends / Bookends
  • 2 A Hazy Shade of Winter
  • 3 I Am a Rock
  • 4 America
  • 5 At the Zoo
  • 6 Baby Driver
  • 7 Kathy's Song
  • 8 Tom and Jerry Story
  • 9 Hey, Schoolgirl
  • 10 The Everly Brothers Intro
  • 11 Bye Bye Love (feat. The Everly Brothers)
  • 12 Scarborough Fair
  • 13 Homeward Bound
  • 14 The Sound of Silence
    CD 2
  • 1 Mrs. Robinson
  • 2 Slip Slidin' Away
  • 3 El Condor Pasa
  • 4 The Only Living Boy in New York
  • 5 American Tune
  • 6 My Little Town
  • 7 Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • 8 Cecilia
  • 9 The Boxer
  • 10 Leaves That Are Green
  • 11 Citizen of the Planet