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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:22 AM

12. weird timing

I was just posting on FB on Wolfman Jack Lives on and this song came up, then came to DU and saw this thread:

Paul Simon began working on the song some time after the Kennedy assassination. He had made progress on the music but had yet to get down the lyrics. On 19 February 1964, the lyrics coalesced, as Simon recalled: "The main thing about playing the guitar, though, was that I was able to sit by myself and play and dream. And I was always happy doing that. I used to go off in the bathroom, because the bathroom had tiles, so it was a slight echo chamber. I'd turn on the faucet so that water would run I like that sound, it's very soothing to me and I'd play. In the dark. 'Hello darkness, my old friend / I've come to talk with you again'."

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