Gumboots Lyrics - Paul Simon

Paul Simon Graceland cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Paul Simon, Lulu Masilela, Johnson L. Mkhalali
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: 2:45
producer: Paul Simon
vocal: Paul Simon
performer: The Boyoyo Boys
engineer: Roy Halee
background vocals: Paul Simon, Michelle Cobbs and Diane Garisto
accordion: Johnson Mkhalali
percussion: Ralph MacDonald
saxophone: Mike Makhalemele, Barney Rachabane and Teaspoon Ndlela
drums (drum set): Petrus Manile
tambourine: Lulu Masilela
synclavier: Paul Simon
assistant engineer: Peter Thwaites and Mark Cobrin
guitar: Daniel Xilakazi
composer: Paul Simon, Lulu Masilela, Johnson Mkhalali
lyricist: Paul Simon
I was having this discussion
In a taxi heading downtown
Rearranging my position
On this friend of mine who had

A little bit of a breakdown
I said breakdowns come
And breakdowns go
So what are you going to do about it

That's what I'd like to know
You don't feel you could love me
But I feel you could

It was in the early morning hours
When I fell into a phone call
Believing I had supernatural powers
I slammed into a brick wall

I said hey, is this my problem?
Is this my fault?
If that's the way it's going to be
I'm going to call the whole thing to a halt

You don't feel you could love me
But I feel you could
You don't feel you could love me
But I feel you could

I was walking down the street
When I thought I heard this voice say
Say, ain't we walking down the same street together
On the very same day

I said hey Senorita that's astute
I said why don't we get together
And call ourselves an institute

You don't feel you could love me
But I feel you could
You don't feel you could love me
But I feel you could - I was having this discussion in a taxi heading downtown



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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