Paul Simon - I Am a Rock Lyrics


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A winter's day
In a deep and dark
December,
I am alone,
Gazing from my window to the streets below
On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

I've built walls,
A fortress deep and mighty,
That none may penetrate.
I have no need of friendship, friendship causes pain.
It's laughter and it's loving I disdain.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

Don't talk of love,
But I've heard the words before;
It's sleeping in my memory.
I won't disturb the slumber of feelings that have died.
If I never loved I never would have cried.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

I have my books
And my poetry to protect me,
I am shielded in my armor,
Hiding in my room, safe within my womb.
I touch no one and no one touches me.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

And a rock feels no pain,
And an island never cries.



Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Am a Rock
  • 2 Leaves That Are Green
  • 3 A Church Is Burning
  • 4 April Come She Will
  • 5 The Sound of Silence
  • 6 A Most Peculiar Man
  • 7 He Was My Brother
  • 8 Kathy's Song
  • 9 The Side of a Hill
  • 10 A Simple Desultory Philippic
  • 11 Flowers Never Bend With the Rainfall
  • 12 Patterns