Who Sang American Tune? Paul Simon

Paul Simon There Goes Rhymin’ Simon cover art

Some other versions of "American Tune"
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Paul Simon
release date: 1973-5
length: 3:47
producer: Paul Simon
engineer: Roger Quested and Phil Ramone
bass: Bob Cranshaw
guitar: Paul Simon
keyboard: Bob James
co-producer: Paul Samwell-Smith
strings arranger: Del Newman
drums (drum set): Grady Tate
Many's the time I've been mistaken
And many times confused
Yes, and often felt forsaken
And certainly misused
But I'm all right, I'm all right
I'm just weary to 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 all right, it's all right
We've lived so well so long
Still, when I think of the road
we're traveling on
I wonder what went wrong
I can't help it, I wonder what went wrong

And I dreamed I was dying
And 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

We come on the ship they call the Mayflower
We come on the ship that sailed the moon
We come in the age's most uncertain hour
and sing an American tune
But it's all right, it's all right
You can't be forever blessed
Still, tomorrow's going to be another working day
And I'm trying to get some rest
That's all I'm trying to get some rest



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Kodachrome
  • 2 Tenderness
  • 3 Take Me to the Mardi Gras
  • 4 Something So Right
  • 5 One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor
  • 6 American Tune
  • 7 Was a Sunny Day
  • 8 Learn How to Fall
  • 9 St. Judy’s Comet
  • 10 Loves Me Like a Rock

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