“Let us be lovers, we’ll marry our fortunes together
I’ve got some real estate here in my bag
So we bought a pack of cigarettes and Mrs. Wagner’s pies
And we walked off to look for America
Cathy, I said as we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh
Michigan seems like a dream to me now
It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw
I’ve gone to look for America
Laughing on the bus, playing games with the faces
She said the man in the gabardine suit was a spy
I said, be careful, his bowtie is really a camera
Toss me a cigarette, I think there’s one in my raincoat
We smoked the last one an hour ago
So I looked at the scenery
She read her magazine
And the moon rose over an open field
Cathy, I’m lost, I said though I knew she was sleeping
And I’m empty and aching and I don’t know why
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
They’ve all come to look for America
All come to look for America
All come to look for America”
Paul Simon – just a genius.
Simon & Garfunkel and in particular their Greatest Hits album was bout learning to drive with my dad.
I can’t remember for the life of me what car we were in but I remember listening to two 8-track cartridges.
One was Simon & Garfunkel – the other Al Green’s Greatest Hits.
So when I hear America I think of the Two-mile Stretch, the Skem roundabouts and going up and over Billinge Hill.
Everyone else; just look at those lyrics.
Perfect – just perfect