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Simon & Garfunkel - Old Friends
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(2:35)
P. Simon, 1968
Old friends
Old friends
Sat on their park bench
Like bookends
A newspaper blown 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 sunset
The sounds of the city
Sifting through the 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...



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    shalomApr 7, 2008 at 3:09 pm
    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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