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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Simon & Garfunkel's

"I Am A Rock"

I never liked Simon & Garfunkel 'cause that was music that my mom listened to so I associated it with "old people music" and "hippie shit", performed by 2 Jews - 1 dwarf, the other with a goofy 'fro.

The other day, however, I heard this song and that's when it occurred to me, the meaning of the lyrics. It actually sorta blew my mind.

Here are the lyrics:

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.

I wonder if anyone listened to this as a break-up song??


posted by Stephania at 10:59 pm
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