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Simon & Garfunkel — Fakin' It
Album: Bookends
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Released: 1968
Length: 3:14
Plays (last 30 days): 1
When she goes, she's gone
If she stays, she stays here
The girl does what she wants to do
She knows what she wants to do

And I know I'm fakin' it
I'm not really makin' it

Such a dubious soul
And a walk in the garden wears me down
Tangled in the fallen vines
Pickin' up the punchlines

I've just been fakin' it
Not really makin' it

Is there any danger?
No, no not really
Just lean on me
Takin' time to treat your friendly neighbors honestly

I've just been fakin' it, fakin' it
I'm not really makin' it
This feeling of fakin' it
I still haven't shaken it

Prior to this lifetime
I surely was a tailor
Look at me

(Good morning Mr. Leech, have you had a busy day?)

I own the tailor's face and hands
I'm the tailor's face and hands

I know I'm fakin' it, fakin' it
I'm not really makin' it
This feeling of fakin' it
I still haven't shaken it, shaken it

I know I'm fakin' it
I'm not really makin' it
Comments (53)add comment
 jcleworth wrote:
Seems like Paul Simon gets overlooked as one of the greatest songwriters of our time. Don't ya think?
 
I guess it depends who you ask.  He's won over a dozen Grammy awards, over 30 BMI Awards, The Library of Congress Gershwin Award, Kennedy Center Honors, etc...
Ah. Imposter syndrome, before it was cool.
Seems like Paul Simon gets overlooked as one of the greatest songwriters of our time. Don't ya think?
 passsion8 wrote:
How could Mr. Leach have had a busy day if it's just the morning?

 
Morning goes until noon, so that's half a working day, yes?
Great song from my youth, they were magical
Ah yes, the giant black turtleneck built for two.
 LizK wrote:
I brought up the lyrics .... <snipped>
 
Well, I've read them through (the lyrics) several times and I'm not sure of their meaning.  Is he "fakin it" with his girlfriend/wife?  Is he "fakin it" with the entire world?

Is the tailor related any of the preceding lyrics?

LizK?  LizK?  Anyone?
well, then Fake It Till Ya Make It

How could Mr. Leach have had a busy day if it's just the morning?
I brought up the lyrics, and here I am, wet evening in west coast of Florida, air guitar rocking. Like this song better than ever, and well, you know.{#Bananajam}
{#Good-vibes}  This tune never ages, unlike me. An 11 for sure.
Best greetings from Germany. We enjoy your music every day. Ekkehardt and Kathleen
 Augustus wrote:
yeah good one crnkan,  but a little earlier makes me think of "for the benefit of mr. kite"

crnkan wrote:


Then ending reminds me of Strawberry Fields.
 

 
Near the end of this one... I distinctly heard it... an eerie voice saying, "I buried Art!"
 
Ya, pretty awwwesommmme!
 Misterfixit wrote:

Everyone in MY hotel room is dressed in rubber, performing disgusting acts upon each other and wishing you were here.
 
Everybody in my alien space craft loves this song...

glad we are so far away from you, Misterfixit!  Hope you are having a blast these days...
Superb, so good.
(former member) wrote:

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...


 

   

Misterfixit wrote:

Everyone in MY hotel room is dressed in rubber, performing disgusting acts upon each other and wishing you were here.

 
Perhaps we could arrange an inter-denominational ice cream social, followed by a good old-fashioned ecumenical circle-jerk. 


pic of naked mole rat next to pic of Joel Osteen
Although separated by thousands of miles and loyalties to different faiths, 
the naked mole rat and Joel Osteen often climax at the same time during church "ceremonies." 

Synchronicity? Quantum entanglement? Separated at birth? 

We may never know. 



 steeler wrote:
A sitting in your room, contemplating life, album.


Wore this one out growing up.    

 
... met to, it helped me a lot - of coarse the album is nothing to do with illegal substances!!
A sitting in your room, contemplating life, album.


Wore this one out growing up.    
I just got so happy hearing that opening note!!!
I'm slacking! I really like this tune.
Beatles influence *massively* evident in this song.

Great song from a wonderful album...
 
yeah good one crnkan,  but a little earlier makes me think of "for the benefit of mr. kite"

crnkan wrote:


Then ending reminds me of Strawberry Fields.
 


Woah, talk about a blast from the past. Haven't heard this since high school . . . 
 It is great to have you back, Sir ! Misterfixit wrote:

Everyone in MY hotel room is dressed in rubber, performing disgusting acts upon each other and wishing you were here.
 


 romeotuma wrote:

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...


 
 
Everyone in MY hotel room is dressed in rubber, performing disgusting acts upon each other and wishing you were here.
S&G never fails to please the ear, the mind, the psyche.
"Funny how Paul's hairstyle eventually came back into style 30+ years later."

"Unfortunately."

I say it used to be called a tonsure, but I could be fakin' it.
 nate917 wrote:
Funny how Paul's hairstyle eventually came back into style 30+ years later.
 
Unfortunately.

Fakin' what??

(very childish, i know... {#Lol} )
Bridge Over Troubled Water is probably one of the best songs ever written but this is just horrible.

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...


 
 Jeff09 wrote:
There's a potential segue to a Beatles' song...which one?

 

Then ending reminds me of Strawberry Fields.
 GuiltyFeat wrote:
Listening with headphones emphasized the stereo nature of this song.
 

Stereo? Like in the old days...?
Very 68-ish! Nice!
There's a potential segue to a Beatles' song...which one?

Listening with headphones emphasized the stereo nature of this song.
 Rooney wrote:
I played this over and over and over in college.  I thought they'd written it just for me.  LOVE it. 
 
Great stufff
I played this over and over and over in college.  I thought they'd written it just for me.  LOVE it. 
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is soooo good for the ears...

 
 
Fifty-two percent give it a NINE!!!  ( as did I) Is this Radio Paradise?!?! Where are the physicgeniuses now?



This song is soooo good for the ears...

 
Only a million years since I've heard this one... goosebumps!
Shoot, I missed it! Every cut on this American classic should be in the library
this got us all jumpin for our keyboards!
Cool, haven't heard this S & G song in a dog's age. {#Music}
Still sounds Fantastic after all these decades {#Music}
Timeless, outstanding!
Funny how Paul's hairstyle eventually came back into style 30+ years later.
Hang on to your Green Tambourine Folks - here come the 60's!  LOL
wow - forgot all about this one!!!!!!!!!!!  What a gem....what an album.........what a time
An "Insta-Add"! {#Jump}
Those are a few and far between on the LRC.
Especially when it comes to my uploads.
Should be a given with Simon and Garfunkel though.

I'm surprised this gem wasn't already on the Main Channel. {#Stupid}