Graceland 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: 4:51
producer: Paul Simon
vocal: The Everly Brothers and Paul Simon
performer: Tau Ea Matsekha
engineer: Roy Halee
background vocals: Paul Simon
guitar: Chikapa “Ray” Phiri
percussion: Makhaya Mahlangu
drums (drum set): Vusi Khumalo
bass guitar: Bakithi Kumalo
pedal steel guitar: Demola Adepoju
assistant engineer: Steven Strassman, Mark Cobrin and Peter Thwaites
composer: Paul Simon
lyricist: Paul Simon
The Mississippi Delta was shining
Like a National guitar
I am following the river
Down the highway
Through the cradle of the civil war
I'm going to Graceland
Graceland
In Memphis Tennessee
I'm going to Graceland
Poor boys and pilgrims with families
And we are going to Graceland
My traveling companion is nine years old
He is the child of my first marriage
But I've reason to believe
We both will be received
In Graceland

She comes back to tell me she's gone
As if I didn't know that
As if I didn't know my own bed
As if I'd never noticed
The way she brushed her hair from her forehead
And she said losing love
Is like a window in your heart
Everybody sees you're blown apart
Everybody sees the wind blow

I'm going to Graceland
Memphis Tennessee
I'm going to Graceland
Poor boys and pilgrims with families
And we are going to Graceland

And my traveling companions
Are ghosts and empty sockets
I'm looking at ghosts and empties
But I've reason to believe
We all will be received
In Graceland

There is a girl in New York City
Who calls herself the human trampoline
And sometimes when I'm falling, flying
Or tumbling in turmoil I say
Oh, so this is what she means
She means we're bouncing into Graceland
And I see losing love
Is like a window in your heart
Everybody sees you're blown apart
Everybody sees the wind blow

In Graceland, in Graceland
I'm going to Graceland
For reasons I cannot explain
There's some part of me wants to see
Graceland
And I may be obliged to defend
Every love, every ending
Or maybe there's no obligations now
Maybe I've a reason to believe
We all will be received
In Graceland



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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