Graceland (4:50)

Cover of Graceland

From Graceland and 34 other releases

Considered by Paul Simon to be the best song he ever wrote.

According to an article in the London Times, this is an account of Paul Simon’s marriage break-up with his first wife Peggy Harper. The nine-year-old “travelling companion” he refers to is their son Harper, who three years later, at the age of 12 accompanied his father on the Graceland tour. (Source Graceland Songfacts).

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  • soadroxs

    this speaks to me on a spiritual level

    4 Apr 9:58pm Reply
  • ixab_

    "She comes back to tell me she's gone. As if I didn't know that. As if I didn't know my own bed. As if I never noticed, the way she brushed her hair from her forehead. And she said, 'Losing love is like a window in your heart. Everybody sees you're blown apart. Everybody sees the wind blow.'" Nobody writes lyrics like Paul… no one. [2]

    16 Feb 10:14pm Reply
  • bohemian_chic

    "She comes back to tell me she's gone. As if I didn't know that. As if I didn't know my own bed. As if I never noticed, the way she brushed her hair from her forehead. And she said, 'Losing love is like a window in your heart. Everybody sees you're blown apart. Everybody sees the wind blow.'" Nobody writes lyrics like Paul… no one.

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • rights_reserved

    I can't think of a song that flows more majestically than this one.

    2 Sep 2013 Reply
  • EET_FUK93

    Paul Simon said himself Graceland was the best song he ever recorded.

    25 Jul 2013 Reply
  • ohianjo

    Reminds me of my Mom

    29 Jun 2013 Reply
  • JewelsL85

    :)

    27 Apr 2013 Reply
  • wormwormboy

    The best song ever... It really might be

    13 Mar 2013 Reply
  • PeteSpectrum

    The master speaks!

    19 Nov 2012 Reply
  • toto47

    Einer der besten Songs aller Zeiten, genialer Künstler!

    3 Sep 2012 Reply
  • remfam

    MarvellousG got it bang on! It's in my top 5 albums of all time

    17 Aug 2012 Reply
  • MarvellousG

    His best song, and one of THE best songs of all time.

    27 Jul 2012 Reply
  • m00nunit

    losing love is like a window in your heart might be his best lyric

    12 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Reesdog

    Understated emotional, beauty on so many levels, legendary track.

    19 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Oh4F6F626F74

    This was my first record. Yes. Record.

    13 Jun 2012 Reply
  • mysticqueen2

    What an Album

    7 May 2012 Reply
  • Bandit17C

    Pure genius.

    1 May 2012 Reply
  • allicat-

    I love the rollicking bass. Beautiful. Currently playing on repeat.

    27 Apr 2012 Reply
  • CityGirl245

    How can you not dance to this song? : -)

    23 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Snutskallar

    There is so much South Africa in this song ...

    31 Mar 2012 Reply
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