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Paul Simon — Dazzling Blue
Album: So Beautiful or So What
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Released: 2011
Length: 4:28
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Truth or lie, the silence is revealing
An empty sky, a hidden mound of stone
But the CAT scan's eye sees what the heart's concealing
Now-a-days, when everything is known

Maybe love's an accident, or destiny is true
But you and I were born beneath a star of dazzling blue
Dazzling blue

Miles apart, though the miles can't measure distance
Worlds apart on a rainy afternoon
But the road gets dirty and it offers no resistance
So turn your amp up and play your lonesome tune
Maybe love's an accident, or destiny is true
But you and I were born beneath a star of dazzling blue
Dazzling blue

Dazzling blue, roses red, fine white linen
To make a marriage bed
And we'll build a wall that nothing can break through
And dream our dreams of dazzling blue

Sweet July, and we drove the Montauk Highway
And walked along the cliffs above the sea
And we wondered why, and imagined it was someday
And that is how the future came to be

Dazzling blue, roses red, fine white linen
To make a marriage bed
And we'll build a wall that nothing can break through
And dream our dreams of dazzling blue
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This is the best track from Paul Simon's new album that I have heard so far on RP...  I will wait to hear it again before I consider rating it...

 

I'm going back to Graceland!!!!!!!!!!!! Sounds directly familiair
The "taketa-tiketa" style of mouth music is mildly irritating, depending on context, and Paul Simon is seriously irritating, so that's a 2 from the Nottingham jury and a mute. Soz. To some, Paul Simon pays homage to the 'world' styles he uses, to others he expropriates them, and I fall into the latter camp. Compare and contrast with Peter Gabriel, who is self-effacing and plainly has deep respect for the 'world' musicians he works with.

I use 'world' as a shorthand for non-Anglo music, though knowing full well that it's a highly Anglocentric and culturally imperialist term, but needs must. So there {#Nyah}