All Around the World or the Myth of Fingerprints Lyrics - Paul Simon

Paul Simon Graceland cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Paul Simon
release date: 1986-8-29
genres: Jazz Rock Funk / Soul Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Pop Rock/Afrobeat/Funk/African/Zydeco/Rhythm & Blues
length: 3:16
producer: Paul Simon
vocal: Cesar Rosas, Paul Simon and David Hidalgo
performer: Los Lobos
engineer: Roy Halee
guitar: Cesar Rosas
acoustic guitar: Paul Simon
percussion: Ralph MacDonald
saxophone: Steve Berlin
drums (drum set): Louie PĂ©rez
bass guitar: Conrad Lozano
assistant engineer: Mark Cobrin and Steven Strassman
guitar & accordion: David Hidalgo
additional drums (drum set): Steve Gadd
composer: Paul Simon
lyricist: Paul Simon
Over the mountain
Down in the valley
Lives a former talk-show host
Everybody knows his name

He says there's no doubt about it
It was the myth of fingerprints
I've seen them all and man
They're all the same

Well, the sun gets weary
And the sun goes down
Ever since the watermelon
And the lights come up

On the black pit town
Somebody says what's a better thing to do
Well, it's not just me
And it's not just you

This is all around the world

Out in the Indian Ocean somewhere
There's a former army post
Abandoned now just like the war
And there's no doubt about it
It was the myth of fingerprints
That's what that old army post was for

Well, the sun gets bloody
And the sun goes down
Ever since the watermelon
And the lights come up

On the black pit town
Somebody says what's a better thing to do
Well, it's not just me
And it's not just you

This is all around the world

Over the mountain
Down in the valley
Lives the former talk-show host
Far and wide his name was known
He said there's no doubt about it
It was the myth of fingerprints
That's why we must learn to live alone



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Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Boy in the Bubble
  • 2 Graceland
  • 3 I Know What I Know
  • 4 Gumboots
  • 5 Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
  • 6 You Can Call Me Al
  • 7 Under African Skies
  • 8 Homeless
  • 9 Crazy Love, Vol. II
  • 10 That Was Your Mother
  • 11 All Around the World or The Myth of Fingerprints