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Paul Simon — Love Is Eternal Sacred Light
Album: So Beautiful or So What
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Released: 2011
Length: 3:59
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Love is eternal sacred light
Free from the shackles of time
Evil is darkness, sight without sight
A demon that feeds on the mind

How'd it all begin? Started with a bang
Couple of light years later, stars and planets sang
Fire warmed the cold, waves of colors flew
Moonlight into gold, earth to green and blue

Love is eternal sacred light
Free from the shackles of time
Evil is darkness, sight without sight
A demon that feeds on the mind

Earth becomes a farm
Farmer takes a wife
Wife becomes a river and the giver of life
Man becomes machine
Oil runs down his face
Machine becomes a man with a bomb in the marketplace
Bomb in the marketplace
Bomb in the mar...

Love is eternal sacred light
Free from the shackles of time
Evil is darkness, sight without sight
A demon that feeds on the mind

Big Bang
That's a joke that I made up
Once when I had eons to kill
You know, most folks
They don't get when I'm joking
Well, maybe someday they will

Love me
Love me
That's the main request I receive
Well you know I love all my children
And it tears me up when I leave

But sometimes you gotta fly down that highway
Free as a bird, knock on wood, thank the Lord
I am driving along in my automobile
It's a brand new pre-owned '96 Ford

Check out the radio, pop music station
That don't sound like my music to me
Talk show host, what's that boy's name?
Politics is ugly
At the end of the dial there's the gospel show
Maybe now I can exit and rest
There's a blizzard rolling down off the banks of Lake Michigan
Gonna cover the roads of the icy Midwest

Love is eternal sacred light
Free from the shackles of time
Evil is darkness, sight without sight
A demon that feeds on the mind

Love is eternal sacred light
Love is eternal sacred light
Love is eternal sacred light
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What can I say - as in so many cases most of you are wrong.  Great song.  Great artist.  
Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, and now Iggy Pop. Is this BillG's "genius artists who dwindled to mediocrity" set? And if so, who's next, Elton John?
 Groogrux69 wrote:
I am not a big fan of this song, but the new album is excellent overall.  I grew up listening to Paul and a guy named Art.
 
he should have stayed w/ art for art's sake.  but he did quite well on his own...
Yawn.
For me it's definitely the "So What" category.
Miles Davis next?
Altho.... the cover art is nice. Sad to hear such comments about a Paul Simon offering. {#Sad}   I don't much care for it either.  
Paul Simon still has a great voice... tune kinda fun.. but the lyrics?  Bad to awful lyrics.
Ok, somewhere in the middle of this song, there is a repeating note that sounds WAY too much like my alarm clock.  Even if I normally would have liked this song, that sound sets my teeth on edge.  
This is so lame. . .
Yikes!  Dear old Paul Simon is losing it.
This is a great album overall - even if you don't enjoy this track there are several others worth your ear time!
Wow...lots of echoes from Graceland. I thought he already did this...
 romeotuma wrote:


The tambourine sounds like a washing machine...
 
By using a good hifi (actually a very good HiFi) it sounds like a tambourine. {#Wink}
 romeotuma wrote:


The tambourine sounds like a washing machine...
 

washing machines are sooooo good for the ears!


The tambourine sounds like a washing machine...


 On_The_Beach wrote:

Forrest Gump - Champion ping pong player
Mama always told me "Love is like a box of eternal sacred light".
 


Hee hee hee...  that is excellent...  
"I'm not a smart man... but I know what love is."

And love should not be ambiguous abstract clichés...  the guitar work and beat sound like they were all already done on The Rhythm of the Saints...


 


 drewd wrote:

There seems to be a disturbance in nature going on here..........
either that or this song really really sucks.
 
I had to dance......Thanks Radio Paradise, as usual..............

ps..... 
 romeotuma wrote:


Yuck...  love is a bag of fresh okra...  say something original...

 
There seems to be a disturbance in nature going on here..........
either that or this song really really sucks.

 romeotuma wrote:

Yes, my comment was deliberate...  it sounds like it was recorded in somebody's living room...   
 

Nobody dancing in your Hotel room?
PAUL McSIMON - SACRED ARTISTS!
 romeotuma wrote:
Yuck...  love is a bag of fresh okra...  say something original...
 
Forrest Gump - Champion ping pong player
Mama always told me "Love is like a box of eternal sacred light".




Yuck...  love is a bag of fresh okra...  say something original...

 adroc wrote:

Were you intentionally being ironic? This album WAS recorded at his home studio.  That being said, this song and most of this album doesn't do it for me either.
 


Yes, my comment was deliberate...  it sounds like it was recorded in somebody's living room...  maybe Paul Simon will recover from his creative hubris and put out a new album about Graceland or my dad or something else good...

I do not want to hear tired worn out abstract cliché aphorisms like "love" or "eternal" or "sacred" or "light" clumped with a passive verb like "is"...

when I hear new Paul Simon songs, I want to hear something as good as "Scarborough Fair/Canticle"...



 


 romeotuma wrote:
I can only speak the truth as I hear it...  yuck...  this song is bad for the ears...

 
{#Surprised}

If Romeo says it's crap, it must be.
This is my favourite track i have heard played from this album.  I like it a lot.
 Groogrux69 wrote:
I am not a big fan of this song, but the new album is excellent overall.  I grew up listening to Paul and a guy named Art.
 
art


 romeotuma wrote:

This drum beat sounds like umpah umpah from an old geezer, and his melody sounds like something from Graceland— i.e. not new... also, the song sounds like it was recorded in the studio at his house...

sorry to say it, but this song sux...



 
Were you intentionally being ironic? This album WAS recorded at his home studio.  That being said, this song and most of this album doesn't do it for me either.

Romeo! This is the first negative post I've seen from you! Where's the love?! 
If you're going to be a hater too, all is lost...


 romeotuma wrote:

Yuckity yuckity yuck yuck yuck...

 


I am not a big fan of this song, but the new album is excellent overall.  I grew up listening to Paul and a guy named Art.
Agree with the rehash comments. This sounds so much like some of his other stuff only worse. His latest music just doesn't seem fresh anymore. It doesn't have that close-eyes-and-listen effect like so many of his earlier works did.
Rather enjoyed that. 7 for now until I can give it a proper listen.



Yuckity yuckity yuck yuck yuck...



I have this album and the first 1/3 is good, and it all falls down to crap and filler This is in the crap and filler section
 olivertwist wrote:

Well said, Terry. I think Fred is being too literal.

 

Me thinks Paul has somehow discovered a tear in the fabric of space-time. This sounds like he went back to the 80's, open up the seat under the piano bench, after asking Edie to stand up, dusted off something he had originally rejected, walked back through said tear, and then said, "Behold, I've a new offering for the masses!"

I'm not buying it. He's beginning to look a little like Tippy the Turtle too.

Hate to be a hater, but....

 fredriley wrote:

Plainly yer man Simon doesn't, because a good chunk of them are bollox. For a start, someone should tell him that "light year" is a measure of distance, not of time.

 
Right you are, but it is hard to say
1 light year = 9.4605284 × 1015 meters
therefore we measure the distance light can travel in a year. In that sense, it is distance over time.

 bytejunkie55 wrote:
guess most people on here tonight dont think lyrics are important.....
 
Plainly yer man Simon doesn't, because a good chunk of them are bollox. For a start, someone should tell him that "light year" is a measure of distance, not of time.

guess most people on here tonight dont think lyrics are important.....


I can only speak the truth as I hear it...  yuck...  this song is bad for the ears...

 

 romeotuma wrote:

This drum beat sounds like umpah umpah from an old geezer, and his melody sounds like something from Graceland— i.e. not new... also, the song sounds like it was recorded in the studio at his house...

sorry to say it, but this song sux...

 
Wow!
Cheers Romeo !!!!!!!!

I hope you didn't hurt yourself. :) 
 romeotuma wrote:

This drum beat sounds like umpah umpah from an old geezer, and his melody sounds like something from Graceland— i.e. not new... also, the song sounds like it was recorded in the studio at his house...

sorry to say it, but this song sux...



 
This is a statistically atypical comment ... peace ... {#Devil_pimp}
 romeotuma wrote:

This drum beat sounds like umpah umpah from an old geezer, and his melody sounds like something from Graceland— i.e. not new... also, the song sounds like it was recorded in the studio at his house...

sorry to say it, but this song sux...

 
Holy Crap!!!  Who are you and what have you done with Romeo!!!  

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I've never seen you write something negative.  Took me by surprise.
This is my first listen.  My nephew in NYC, a Berklee graduate, thinks this new CD is GREAT.  Can't wait to hear more.
 romeotuma wrote:

This drum beat sounds like umpah umpah from an old geezer, and his melody sounds like something from Graceland— i.e. not new... also, the song sounds like it was recorded in the studio at his house...

sorry to say it, but this song sux...



 

Boy in the Bubble?

Recycled!





This drum beat sounds like umpah umpah from an old geezer, and his melody sounds like something from Graceland— i.e. not new... also, the song sounds like it was recorded in the studio at his house...

sorry to say it, but this song sux...



no
Cannot stand this guy anymore.
I thought I was listening to Paul Simon, and wasn't really listening to the lyrics, until I heard something about a bomb in a marketplace... and thought I must be wrong. 

I can't believe he is still making music!  I remember being very embarrased for my 8th grade music teacher when he tried to get us to sing 'feeling groovy' back in 1992... at the time I couldn't imagine anything more uncool to do than sing about 'feeling groovy'.
Rock 'n Roll cosmology... yeah!

Still crazy after all these years!