Who Sang Dangling Conversation? Joan Baez

Joan Baez Joan cover art
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Paul Simon
release date: 1967
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Chanson/Ballad
length: 2:48
producer: Maynard Solomon
arranger: Peter Schickele
It's a still life water color,
Of a now late afternoon,
As the sun shines through the curtained lace
And shadows wash the room.
And we sit and drink our coffee
Couched in our indifference,
Like shells upon the shore
You can hear the ocean roar
In the dangling conversation
And the superficial sighs,
The borders of our alliance.

And you read your Emily Dickinson,
And I my Robert Frost,
And we note our place with bookmarkers
That measure what we've lost.
Like a poem poorly written
We are verses out of rhythm,
Couplets out of rhyme,
In syncopated time
And the dangled conversation
And the superficial sighs,
Are the borders of our alliance.

Yes, we speak of things that matter,
With words that must be said,
"Can analysis be worthwhile?"
"Is the theater really dead?"
And how the room is softly faded
And I only kiss your shadow,
I cannot feel your hand,
You're a stranger now unto me
Lost in the dangling conversation.
And the superficial sighs,
In the borders of our alliance.

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Be Not Too Hard
  • 2 Eleanor Rigby
  • 3 Turquoise
  • 4 La Colombe (The Dove)
  • 5 Dangling Conversation
  • 6 The Lady Came From Baltimore
  • 7 North
  • 8 Children of Darkness
  • 9 The Greenwood Side
  • 10 If You Were a Carpenter
  • 11 Annabel Lee
  • 12 Saigon Bride

  • Album Information
    label: Vanguard
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin