Simon & Garfunkel - America Lyrics

Simon & Garfunkel Bookends cover art
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Let us be lovers, we'll marry our fortunes together
I've got some real estate here in my bag
So we bought a pack of cigarettes and Mrs. Wagner's pies
And we walked off to look for America
Cathy I said as we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh
Michigan seems like a dream to me now
It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw
I've gone to look for America

Laughing on the bus playing games with the faces
She said the man in the gabardine suit was a spy
I said be careful his bowtie is really a camera
Toss me a cigarette I think there's one in my raincoat
We smoked the last one an hour ago
So I looked at the scenery
She read her magazine
And the moon rose over an open field

Cathy I'm lost I said though I knew she was sleeping
And I'm empty and aching and I don't know why
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
They've all come to look for America
All come to look for America
All come to look for America

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Bookends Theme
  • 2 Save the Life of My Child
  • 3 America
  • 4 Overs
  • 5 Voices of Old People
  • 6 Old Friends
  • 7 Bookends Theme
  • 8 Fakin’ It
  • 9 Punky’s Dilemma
  • 10 Mrs. Robinson
  • 11 A Hazy Shade of Winter
  • 12 At the Zoo


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Mark Richardson, Dante Smith, Charles Stewart, Kanaan Warsame
    album: Track 3 in album Bookends
    release date: 1968-4-3
    popularity : 133 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:36
    producer: Roy Halee, Art Garfunkel and Paul Simon
    performer: Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel
    recorded by: Roy Halee
    assistant producer: Bob Johnston
    Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin