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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:21 PM

When I was young this was one of my favorite songs, and I couldn't imagine getting old [View all]

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 sun

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 fears


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 a photograph

Preserve your memories, they're all that's left you



SIMON AND GARFUNKEL - OLD FRIENDS/BOOKENDS


I never quite understood it, I was in my teens, I loved the melodies. Now, as I careen into my senior years, I understand.


Time passes so quickly.


Preserve your memories

they're al that's left you.


Thank you.


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