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Paul Simon — Still Crazy After All These Years
Album: Still Crazy After All These Years
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Released: 1975
Length: 3:19
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I met my old lover
On the street last night
She seemed so glad to see me
I just smiled
And we talked about some old times
And we drank ourselves some beers
Still crazy after all these years
Still crazy after all these years

I'm not the kind of man
Who tends to socialize
I seem to lean on
Old familiar ways
And I ain't no fool for love songs
That whisper in my ears
Still crazy after all these years
Still crazy after all these years

Four in the morning
Crapped out
Yawning
Longing my life away
I'll never worry
Why should I?
It's all gonna fade

Now I sit by my window
And I watch the cars
I fear I'll do some damage
One fine day
But I would not be convicted
By a jury of my peers
Still crazy after all these years
Still crazy
Still crazy
Still crazy after all these years
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I've never been much of a Paul Simon fan, but I had this on 7" Vinyl as a B-Sideto "50 ways" (IIRC) so it transports me back to my mid-teens. I had a feeling then that the words would turn out to be prophetic for me, and indeed thay have. This deserves a 10 for association, and that middle break!
 Lazarus wrote:

Hard to believe you are soon to turn 60, Bill...  thank you for the best radio station in the history of humanity...  love this song...
 

 
Agreed!   {#Hearteyes}

Hard to believe you are soon to turn 60, Bill...  thank you for the best radio station in the history of humanity...  love this song...
 
Yes Yes......


John Lennon and Paul Simon in Grammy Awards, Los Angeles (1975):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybluokhhRP0


happy you all cn still like this, but if I never hear it again, it will be too soon
 eastwesterner wrote:

BEFORE reading your comment, I just did rate it a ten. I figure I should, if for no other reason that I want this song played at my funeral. It's the last verse that always hooks me.

Now I sit by my window
And I watch the cars
I fear Ill do some damage
One fine day
But I would not be convicted
By a jury of my peers
Still crazy after all these years
Oh, still crazy
Still crazy
Still crazy after all these years
 

This one of Paul's best pieces. It goes into the dark corners of his soul. The melody acts as a disarming counterpoint to the direness resident within.
 jenakle wrote:
i..
is that..

whats the male version of Camel Toe?

0_o

is it actually folded OVER?
 
Over here we call it the budgie smuggler

Thank God Edie came into his life.

Pure musical genius...one of Simon's tunes that stirs my sentimentality. 10! {#Yes}

 lemmoth wrote:
Two words: Turkey Suit
 


It strikes me sorta ironic that the song is so mellow and relaxing and then claims what the lyrics say...

romeotuma wrote:


Wow... I can't believe everyone has not ranked this song a ten... ain't you folks still crazy after all these years?

BEFORE reading your comment, I just did rate it a ten. I figure I should, if for no other reason that I want this song played at my funeral. It's the last verse that always hooks me.

Now I sit by my window
And I watch the cars
I fear Ill do some damage
One fine day
But I would not be convicted
By a jury of my peers
Still crazy after all these years
Oh, still crazy
Still crazy
Still crazy after all these years


Wow... I can't believe everyone has not ranked this song a ten... ain't you folks still crazy after all these years?


Argh! My apologies — it was Michael Brecker.
Sorry, meant to say Michael Brecker. RIP.
I believe the sax solo was by Phil Woods, not David Brecker.
i.. is that.. whats the male version of Camel Toe? 0_o is it actually folded OVER?
narcissistic after all these years...
Two words: Turkey Suit
still boring after all these years . . .
The middle section of this song is sublime - Simon's voice on the line "four in the morning", how the strings disassemble into the sax solo... And a fab cover.
One of the few Paul Simon songs that really grabs me. Maybe because it is so sad. I mean, SAD. Overwhelmingly sad, crushingly sad. Damn, it's sad. Did I mention this song is sad? Excellent song.
:yawn: still yawning after all these years. . .
paganpete wrote:
Still love this song after all these years
Yes, it brings back some interesting memories . . . :shifty:
Not a big enough picture, but you get the idea. Fortunately, I have it on the music performances disc that they released. I always giggle so hard at his poor, frustrated face as he confronts Lorne offstage...
Still love this song after all these years
Sometimes schmaltz is satisfying. Cheese, you know? Pass the crackers. On_The_Beach wrote:
I could do without the shmaltzy strings.
It's good to hear this here.
Love it, Love it Thank you RP :notworthy: for playing this beautiful song!
Always loved this song. I read that Paul Simon played this at the memorial service for Michael Brecker at Town Hall last week. Hearing his sax solo makes the song even more touching to me now.
I can't believe I still remember all of the words...
I could do without the shmaltzy strings.
stevo_b wrote:
What a great theme to live by....
Oh Yeah!
Where's Garfunkel?
I still LOVE this song even after seeing Simon sing it in a turkey get-up on SNL.
Ohhhhhh, I love you Paul Simon.
I ain't no fool for love songs that whisper in your ears.
What a great theme to live by....
Rhymin' Simon.