The Only Living Boy in New York

Simon and Garfunkel - The Only Living Boy in New York


Katie said...

Thanks for reminding me about this beautiful track, Reens. I had never really thought about what the lyrics meant and (I'm ashamed to say) had always vaguely associated it with that big-mouthed irritating guy from Scrubs and Wes Anderson for using S&G songs like this in their films. Pleased to be reclaiming it.

x K

speculator said...

Great choice.
This song is also dear to me, being a native New Yorker myself.

Their songs are really timeless, aren't they?

rino breebaart said...

S&G did some timeless tracks all right. I'm only now really getting into them, in terms of close listening. On Bridge Over Troubled Water every song is like a distinct package. Great stuff.

Oh, Katie, speaking of New York, you might like this (such a simple but effective idea!):

Katie said...

What a great idea! He should do a series of them in radically different neighbourhoods...

Only 4 more sleeps! (and a 20 hour plane trip)

x K