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Old Friends lyrics

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Paul Simon – Old Friends lyrics

Old friends, old friends sat on their parkbench like bookends
A newspaper blowinґ through the grass
Falls on the round toes of the high shoes of the old friends

Old friends, winter companions, the old men
Lost in their overcoats, waiting for the sun
The sounds of the city sifting through trees
Settles like dust on the shoulders of the old friends

Can you imagine us years from today, sharing a parkbench quietly
How terribly strange to be seventy

Old friends, memory brushes the same years, silently sharing the same fears

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    The song lyrics are incomplete. The final meaning if you hear the full song, the end of the song says this "Time it was and what a time it was, it was a time of innocence, a time of confidences. Long ago, it must be, I have photograph, preserve your memories, they're all thats left you." It is profound. Telling about two friends who have shared a lifetime together, and after death, only a photograph to remind one another of their friendship.
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