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Paul Simon – Jonah lyrics

Half and hour you change your strings and tune up
Sizing the room up
Checking the bar
Local girls unspoken conversations
Plays the guitar

They say jonah was swallowed by a whale
But I say there's no truth to that tale
I know jonah
Was swallowed by a song

No one lets their dreams be taken lightly
They hold them tightly
Warm against cold
One more year of traveling 'round this ciruit
Then you can work it into gold

Here's to all the boys who came along
Carrying soft guitars in cardboard cases
All night long
Do you wonder where those boys have gone?
Do you wonder where those boys have gone?

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    The whale is representational of the "demons". Giant things that eat us up from becoming what we were meant to be. Jonah means dove which is the spirit. The song is the word. We need to follow the spirit so that we may live. We need to learn the word and find the truth. However sometimes that means being swallowed by a whale to learn from our mistakes and then we are spit out again to retry.
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