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Old Friends
Old Friends
Sat on their park bench like bookends
Newspaper blowin' 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 thier overcoats
Waiting for the sunset
The sounds of the city sifting through trees
Settle like dust
On the shoulders of the old friends

Can you imagine us years from today
Sharing a park bench quietly?
How terribly strange to be seventy...

Old Friends
Memory brushes the same years
Silently sharing the same fear

(Musical Interlude)

A time it was
It was a time
A time of innocence
A time of confidences

Long ago it must be
I have a photograph
Preserve your memories
They're all that's left you



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    JRWaddyMar 26, 2011 at 5:37 pm
    For a young man, as he was when he wrote this, Paul Simon has a great understanding of what it is to be a human being. What it is, what it takes to lived a life, to have experienced, to have endured. But then I suppose that is what it takes to have been one of the greatest songwriters of all time. Cor, what music !

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