History Music / SimonAndGarfunkel

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* '''Art Garfunkel''' - lead vocals, piano (19571965, 19661970, 1975, 19811983, 1993, 20032004, 20092010)
* '''Music/PaulSimon''' - lead vocals, guitar (19571965, 19661970, 1975, 198183, 1993, 20032004, 20092010)

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* '''Art Garfunkel''' - lead vocals, piano (19571965, 19661970, (195770, 1975, 19811983, 1993, 20032004, 20092010)
* '''Music/PaulSimon''' - lead vocals, guitar (19571965, 19661970, (195770, 1975, 198183, 1993, 20032004, 20092010)
2nd Jan '17 10:27:51 PM mlsmithca
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* FolkMusic: More so on their earlier material.
* AFriendInNeed: "Bridge Over Troubled Water"

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* FolkMusic: More so on their earlier material.
* AFriendInNeed: The singer of "Bridge Over Troubled Water"Water" tells the object of the song that he'll be there for them whenever they are struggling - as the refrain clarifies, "like a bridge over troubled water".



* HypocriticalHumor: "A Simple Desultory Philippic"

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* HypocriticalHumor: "A Simple Desultory Philippic"Philippic" has the singer snipe about someone being uncultured for not knowing who Music/BobDylan is... and reveal himself to be just as uncultured for not knowing who Creator/DylanThomas was (much less that he inspired the stage name of the man born Robert Zimmerman).
2nd Jan '17 10:20:57 PM mlsmithca
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* AmericanTitle: "America" is about a couple who go on a journey with no fixed destination in search of the essence of the country they call home, and could hardly have any title other than the object of their search: America.

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* AmericanTitle: "America" is about a couple who has the singer go on a journey with his girlfriend, a journey with no fixed destination in search of the essence of the country they call he calls home, and could hardly have any title other than the object of their search: America.



* TheCoverChangesTheMeaning: "3 AM" is a melancholy reflection from a man taking comfort in his lover's company one last time before the law takes him away. "Somewhere They Can't Find Me" changes the instrumentation to angry rock and adds new lyrics in the form of a chorus (including [[TitleDrop the title line]]) that indicate the singer plans to flee, unrepentant. Note that the same band released both the original ''and'' the cover.

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* TheCoverChangesTheMeaning: "3 "Wednesday Morning, 3 AM" is a melancholy reflection from a man taking comfort in his lover's company one last time before the law takes him away. "Somewhere They Can't Find Me" changes the instrumentation to angry rock and adds new lyrics in the form of a chorus (including [[TitleDrop the title line]]) that indicate the singer plans to flee, unrepentant. Note that the same band released both the original ''and'' the cover.



* InTheStyleOf: Their early recordings as Tom and Jerry were a inspired by Music/TheEverlyBrothers' sound (whose song "Bye Bye Love" was covered on the ''Bridge Over Troubled Water'' album).
* IntercourseWithYou: "Cecilia" (going by a strictly literal interpretation of the song), "Baby Driver"
* LastNoteNightmare: "Richard Cory" features this with a stinger just before the final chorus, sure to startle.
-->He freely gave to charity, he had the common touch\\

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* IntercourseWithYou:
** "Cecilia", going by a strictly literal interpretation of the song; the bridge features the lines "Making love in the afternoon with Cecilia / Up in my bedroom".
** "Baby Driver" has a refrain that features the line "I wonder how your engines feel", and finally makes things more explicit in the last verse when the singer says his parents are away and invites the girl to "come into my room and play", clarifying that "I'm not talking about your pigtails / But I'm talking 'bout your sex appeal".
* InTheStyleOf: Their early recordings as Tom and Jerry were a inspired by Music/TheEverlyBrothers' sound (whose song "Bye Bye Love" was covered on the ''Bridge Over Troubled Water'' album).
* IntercourseWithYou: "Cecilia" (going by a strictly literal interpretation of the song), "Baby Driver"
* LastNoteNightmare:
LastNoteNightmare:
**
"Richard Cory" features this with a stinger just before the final chorus, sure to startle.
-->He --->He freely gave to charity, he had the common touch\\



* NotStayingForBreakfast: "Wednesday Morning, 3 AM" is about a singer who has to leave his girlfriend while she sleeps on the day and time in the title, as he is fleeing arrest.

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* NotStayingForBreakfast: In "Wednesday Morning, 3 AM" is about a (and its quasi-remake, "Somewhere They Can't Find Me"), the singer who has knows that he will have to leave his girlfriend while before she sleeps on wakes up a few hours from the day and time in the song's title, as he is fleeing arrest.facing arrest for knocking over a liquor store. (In the original, he seems resigned to this fate; in the remake, he has decided to flee.)



* OneWomanSong: "Mrs. Robinson", "Cecilia", "Kathy's Song", "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her".

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* OneWomanSong: OneWomanSong:
**
"Mrs. Robinson", "Cecilia", Robinson" and "Cecilia" both pay tribute to the fictional women named in their titles.
**
"Kathy's Song", Song" directly names Paul Simon's sometime girlfriend Kathy Chatty (who is also the Kathy in "America" and several other songs).
** The Emily of
"For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her".Her" is sometimes said to refer to American poet Emily Dickinson, although other interpretations hold that she is also Kathy Chatty, or even a more abstract source of solace rather than necessarily a lover.



* TheSomethingSong: "The 59th Street Bridge Song" and "Kathy's Song"

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* TheSomethingSong: "The 59th Street Bridge Song" and "Kathy's Song"Song".



* TravelMontage: A musical version in "America".
* TravelingSalesman: "Keep the Customer Satisfied"

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* TravelMontage: A musical version in "America".
"America". In the first verse, Paul and Kathy decide to go on a journey together with the modest funds they have and board a Greyhound bus in Pittsburgh, Paul already having spent four days hitchhiking there from Saginaw, Michigan. In the second verse, the bus heads east across Pennsylvania, and when we last see the duo, Kathy is sleeping and Paul is counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike, implying they are heading for New York City.
* TravelingSalesman: "Keep the Customer Satisfied"Satisfied".



* VocalTagTeam

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* VocalTagTeamVocalTagTeam: Though Paul Simon did the vast majority of the songwriting, Art Garfunkel would sometimes take over the lead vocals (most notably on "Bridge Over Troubled Water", which only briefly features vocals from Paul Simon).



* WanderlustSong: "And we walked off/To look for America"

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* WanderlustSong: "And we walked off/To look for America""America" is a fictionalised account of a journey Paul Simon undertook with his then-girlfriend Kathy Chatty to satisfy their desire to travel across America in search of what made the country what it was.
2nd Jan '17 6:46:24 PM mlsmithca
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* FadingIntoTheNextSong: Almost every song on the first side of ''Bookends'' leads directly into the next one.
** First, the initial, guitar-only appearance of the "Bookends Theme" is just fading away as the first note of "Save the Life of My Child" crashes on top of it.
** Then, just as "Save the Life of My Child" fades out, the humming that precedes the first verse of "America" starts to fade in under it.
** As the organ riff that concludes "America" disappears into silence, the sound of a match being struck appears over it to herald the next song, "Overs".
** Although there is a definite break between "Overs" and the next "song", "Voices of Old People", the conversations therein are just ending as the opening of "Old Friends" appears under them.
** But perhaps the most striking example comes in the last two songs on Side 1, as the string score of "Old Friends" reaches its final notes just as the guitar riff of the "Bookends Theme" begins appearing under it - to the point that [[SiameseTwinSongs it's hard to imagine the two songs played separately]].



* SingleStanzaSong: "Bookends"

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* SingleStanzaSong: "Bookends""Bookends Theme", the last song on Side 1 of ''Bookends'' (and the guitar riff from which opens the album), sounds as though it's a stray verse from a longer song, but it really is just four lines long:
-->Time it was and what a time it was, it was\\
A time of innocence, a time of confidences\\
Long ago it must be, I have a photograph\\
Preserve your memories, they're all that's left you.
2nd Jan '17 6:30:41 PM mlsmithca
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* IAmSong: "I Am a Rock" - not literally, just in the sense of the singer cutting himself off from social interaction rather than risk the pain that he believes outweight any pleasures love and friendship might bring.

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* IAmSong: "I Am a Rock" - not literally, just in the sense of the singer cutting himself off from social interaction rather than risk the pain that he believes outweight outweigh any pleasures love and friendship might bring.bring, becoming an unfeeling "rock".
2nd Jan '17 6:29:45 PM mlsmithca
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->''"Hello darkness, my old friend\\

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->''"Hello ->''Hello darkness, my old friend\\



Still remains within the sound of silence."''

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Still remains within the sound of silence."''''



* AerithAndBob.
* AlbumTitleDrop: ''Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme''. A bit of an inversion, as the title comes from the lyric itself (the lyric being from the traditional song "Scarborough Fair").

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* AerithAndBob.
AerithAndBob: The duo's last names form a bit of an odd couple: Simon is a rather mundane last name, Garfunkel much less so.
* AlbumTitleDrop: AlbumTitleDrop:
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''Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme''. A bit of an inversion, as the title comes from the lyric itself (the lyric being from the traditional song "Scarborough Fair").



* AmericanTitle: "America"

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* AmericanTitle: "America""America" is about a couple who go on a journey with no fixed destination in search of the essence of the country they call home, and could hardly have any title other than the object of their search: America.



* BigApplesauce: "Bleecker Street", "The Only Living Boy in New York", "The 59th Street Bridge Song", and their triumphant 1981 live album, ''The Concert in Central Park''

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* BigApplesauce: The duo are New Yorkers through and through, and have sung many songs referencing their hometown, including "Bleecker Street", Street" (named for the Greenwich Village thoroughfare), "The Only Living Boy in New York", and "The 59th Street Bridge Song", and the city was the logical place for the performance recorded for their triumphant 1981 live album, ''The Concert in Central Park''Park''.



* BookEnds: The aptly-named pair of "Bookends Theme" songs on the aptly-named ''Bookends'' album [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment aptly bookend]] the A-side of the album.

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* BookEnds: {{Bookends}}: The aptly-named pair of "Bookends Theme" songs on the aptly-named ''Bookends'' album [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment aptly bookend]] the A-side of the album.



* ChristmasSongs: In 1967 they recorded two carols ("The Star Carol" and "Comfort and Joy") for a planned Christmas single. It was never released, though the A-side turned up on a couple of multi-artist Christmas compilations and both songs were eventually included in the ''Old Friends'' box set.
** Also, their rendition of "Go Tell It on the Mountain" from the first album. And, of course, "Seven O'Clock News/Silent Night".

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* ChristmasSongs: ChristmasSongs:
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In 1967 they recorded two carols ("The Star Carol" and "Comfort and Joy") for a planned Christmas single. It was never released, though the A-side turned up on a couple of multi-artist Christmas compilations and both songs were eventually included in the ''Old Friends'' box set.
** Also, their Their rendition of "Go Tell It on the Mountain" from the first album. And, of course, And "Seven O'Clock News/Silent Night".



* DyingTown: "My Little Town"

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* DyingTown: "My Little Town"TheCoverChangesTheMeaning: "3 AM" is a melancholy reflection from a man taking comfort in his lover's company one last time before the law takes him away. "Somewhere They Can't Find Me" changes the instrumentation to angry rock and adds new lyrics in the form of a chorus (including [[TitleDrop the title line]]) that indicate the singer plans to flee, unrepentant. Note that the same band released both the original ''and'' the cover.



* DyingTown: "My Little Town"



* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "A Simple Desultory Philippic" is exactly that: a simple desultory (meandering and unfocused) philippic (denunciation or diatribe).



* AFriendInNeed / YouAreNotAlone: "Bridge Over Troubled Water"

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* AFriendInNeed / YouAreNotAlone: AFriendInNeed: "Bridge Over Troubled Water"



** In "A Simple Desultory Phillippic":
---> I been Creator/{{Ayn Rand}}ed, nearly branded\\

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** In "A Simple Desultory Phillippic":
---> I
Philippic":
--->I
been Creator/{{Ayn Rand}}ed, nearly branded\\



* HypocriticalHumor: "A Simple Desultory Phillipic"

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* HypocriticalHumor: "A Simple Desultory Phillipic"Philippic"



* IAmSong: "I Am a Rock"
* IJustWantToBeYou: ''"Oh, I wish that I could be Richard Cory."''

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* IAmSong: "I Am a Rock"
Rock" - not literally, just in the sense of the singer cutting himself off from social interaction rather than risk the pain that he believes outweight any pleasures love and friendship might bring.
* IJustWantToBeYou: ''"Oh, The refrain of "Richard Cory" ends with the line "Oh, I wish that I could be Richard Cory."''" (Richard Cory, meanwhile, probably wishes he could be someone else, someone with real friends.)



** All of the next song, "Punky's Dilemna", where the singer fantasizes himself and other things as objects.

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** All of the next song, "Punky's Dilemna", Dilemma", where the singer fantasizes himself and other things as objects.



** The lyric then continues with
--->[[spoiler:And I wish that I could be, yes I wish that I could be, Oh I wish that I could be Richard Cory.]] Of course, this was adapted from the poem by Edwin Arlington Robinson, which ended basically with the spoiled line.

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** The lyric then continues with
--->[[spoiler:And
with "And I wish that I could be, yes I wish that I could be, Oh I wish that I could be Richard Cory.]] " Of course, this was adapted from the poem by Edwin Arlington Robinson, which ended basically with the spoiled spoilered line.



* LonelyAtTheTop: "Richard Cory"
* LonersAreFreaks: {{Deconstructed}} in "A Most Peculiar Man"
* LyricalDissonance: "I Am A Rock", "The Sun Is Burning"
* NameAndName

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* LonelyAtTheTop: The title character in "Richard Cory"
Cory" is the scion of a wealthy family and seems to have all the possessions and friends he could ever want, but his "friends" are just hangers-on, and he is so desperately lonely in spite of his wealth that he "put[s] a bullet in his head" one night.
* LonersAreFreaks: {{Deconstructed}} in "A Most Peculiar Man"
Man". The title character is gruff and anti-social, but clearly hurting below the surface, judging from his decision to turn the gas on before going to sleep one night and commit suicide by asphyxiation.
* LyricalDissonance: "I Am A Rock", "The Sun Is Burning"
Burning".
* NameAndNameNameAndName: The duo simply used their last names for their band name: [Paul] Simon and [Art] Garfunkel.



* NotStayingForBreakfast: "Wednesday Morning, 3 AM"

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* NotStayingForBreakfast: "Wednesday Morning, 3 AM"AM" is about a singer who has to leave his girlfriend while she sleeps on the day and time in the title, as he is fleeing arrest.



* OneWomanSong: "Mrs. Robinson", "Cecilia", "Kathy's Song", "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her"

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* OneWomanSong: "Mrs. Robinson", "Cecilia", "Kathy's Song", "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her"Her".



* RepurposedPopSong: "The Sounds of Silence" was used during the film adaptation of ''Film/{{Watchmen}}''. It is also the opening song for ''Film/TheGraduate'', which also uses "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" several times.

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* RepurposedPopSong: RepurposedPopSong:
**
"The Sounds of Silence" was used during the film adaptation of ''Film/{{Watchmen}}''. It is also the opening song for ''Film/TheGraduate'', which also uses "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" several times.



* SarcasmMode / SelfDeprecation: At the end of "A Simple Desultory Philippic", Paul Simon sarcastically says, "Folk rock" and [[MicDrop drops the harmonica]].

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* SarcasmMode / SelfDeprecation: SarcasmMode: At the end of "A Simple Desultory Philippic", Paul Simon sarcastically says, "Folk rock" and [[MicDrop drops the harmonica]].



* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: On ''Bridge Over Troubled Water'', "Baby Driver" (a silly little IntercourseWithYou song in great contrast to the very serious tone of most of the other songs) and "Bye Bye Love" (a cover of Music/TheEverlyBrothers, and possibly a CallBack to their earlier years as "Tom and Jerry").

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: SomethingCompletelyDifferent:
**
On ''Bridge Over Troubled Water'', "Baby Driver" (a silly little IntercourseWithYou song in great contrast to the very serious tone of most of the other songs) and "Bye Bye Love" (a cover of Music/TheEverlyBrothers, and possibly a CallBack to their earlier years as "Tom and Jerry").



* SpyCam: Referenced in "America".

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* SpyCam: Referenced in "America". Paul and Kathy are amusing themselves on the Greyhound bus they have boarded in Pittsburgh by making up stories about the other passengers, and come up with the following:



* AStormIsComing: Inverted in "The Sun is Burning"

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* AStormIsComing: Inverted in "The Sun is Burning"Burning".



* TakeThat: "A Simple Desultory Philippic (or How I Was Robert Mc Namara'd into Submission)" is a rather savage Music/BobDylan parody.

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
**
"A Simple Desultory Philippic (or How I Was Robert Mc Namara'd into Submission)" is a rather savage Music/BobDylan parody.



* TheresNoPlaceLikeHome: "Homeward Bound".

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* TheresNoPlaceLikeHome: "Homeward Bound".Bound" has the singer, a touring musician, finding himself longing for the end of his tour, when he can go back home again.



* ThisIsASong: "Song for the Asking", also "Leaves That Are Green" ("I was twenty-one years when I wrote this song").

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* ThisIsASong: ThisIsASong:
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"Song for the Asking", also Asking" announces itself with those exact words: "This is my song for the asking."
**
"Leaves That Are Green" ("I features the line "I was twenty-one years when I wrote this song").song."



* UpdatedRerelease: "Wednesday Morning, 3 AM" and "Somewhere They Can't Find Me" are more or less the same song, though the former is done as a folk ballad while the latter is poppier and begins with a bit of "Anji".
** TheCoverChangesTheMeaning: "3 AM" is a melancholy reflection from a man taking comfort in his lover's company one last time before the law takes him away. "Somewhere They Can't Find Me" changes the instrumentation to angry rock and adds new lyrics in the form of a chorus (including [[TitleDrop the title line]]) that indicate the singer plans to flee, unrepentant. Note that the same band released both the original ''and'' the cover.
** "A Simple Desultory Phillipic (or How I Was Robert Macnamara'd Into Submission)" from ''Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme'' is a darker, more cynical version of "A Simple Desultory Phillipic (or How I Was Lyndon Johnson'd Into Submission)" from Paul Simon's British album ''The Paul Simon Songbook''

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* UpdatedRerelease: UpdatedRerelease:
**
"Wednesday Morning, 3 AM" and "Somewhere They Can't Find Me" are more or less the same song, though the former is done as a folk ballad while the latter is poppier and begins with a bit of "Anji".
** TheCoverChangesTheMeaning: "3 AM" is a melancholy reflection from a man taking comfort in his lover's company one last time before the law takes him away. "Somewhere They Can't Find Me" changes the instrumentation to angry rock and adds new lyrics in the form of a chorus (including [[TitleDrop the title line]]) that indicate the singer plans to flee, unrepentant. Note that the same band released both the original ''and'' the cover.
**
"A Simple Desultory Phillipic Philippic (or How I Was Robert Macnamara'd Into Submission)" from ''Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme'' is a darker, more cynical version of "A Simple Desultory Phillipic Philippic (or How I Was Lyndon Johnson'd Into Submission)" from Paul Simon's British album ''The Paul Simon Songbook''Songbook'', with the skewering of Music/BobDylan's musical style more overt in the later version.
23rd Nov '16 6:56:06 AM mlsmithca
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* DrivenToSuicide: The subjects of the songs "Richard Cory" and "A Most Peculiar Man".
* EitherOrTitle: "A Simple Desultory Philippic (or How I Was [[PersonAsVerb Robert McNamara'd]] Into Submission)"

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* DrivenToSuicide: The subjects of DrivenToSuicide:
** Contrary to what
the songs narrator of "Richard Cory" thinks, the title character's wealth has not brought him happiness, and one night he goes home and shoots himself in the head.
** The title character in
"A Most Peculiar Man".
Man", an anti-social shut-in, turns the gas on before going to bed one night and asphyxiates himself.
* EitherOrTitle: "A Simple Desultory Philippic (or How I Was [[PersonAsVerb Robert McNamara'd]] McNamara'd]][[note]] Lyndon Johnson'd in the original version on Paul's 1965 solo album ''The Paul Simon Songbook''[[/note]] Into Submission)"Submission)".



* TheHermit: "I Am a Rock", "A Most Peculiar Man"

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* TheHermit: TheHermit:
** The singer in
"I Am a Rock", Rock" has "built walls, a fortress deep and mighty, that none may penetrate" and spends his time shut up in his room with his books and his poetry, touching no-one and being touched by no-one.
** The title character of
"A Most Peculiar Man"Man" was largely a mystery to the other people in his building, as he kept almost entirely to himself, and what little interaction he had with others was fractious at best.



-->''He freely gave to charity, he had the common touch''\\
''And they were grateful for his patronage, and they thanked him very much''\\
''So my mind was filled with wonder when the evening headlines read:''\\
''[[spoiler:Richard Cory went home last night and put a bullet through his head]].''

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-->''He -->He freely gave to charity, he had the common touch''\\
''And
touch\\
And
they were grateful for his patronage, and they thanked him very much''\\
''So
much\\
So
my mind was filled with wonder when the evening headlines read:''\\
''[[spoiler:Richard
read:\\
[[spoiler:Richard
Cory went home last night and put a bullet through his head]].''



--->''[[spoiler:And I wish that I could be, yes I wish that I could be, Oh I wish that I could be Richard Cory.]]'' Of course, this was adapted from the poem by Edwin Arlington Robinson, which ended basically with the spoiled line.

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--->''[[spoiler:And --->[[spoiler:And I wish that I could be, yes I wish that I could be, Oh I wish that I could be Richard Cory.]]'' ]] Of course, this was adapted from the poem by Edwin Arlington Robinson, which ended basically with the spoiled line.



--> ''Counting the cars''
--> ''On the New Jersey Turnpike''
--> ''They've all come''
--> ''To look for America,''
--> ''All come to look for America,''
--> ''All come to look for America.''

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--> ''Counting Counting the cars''
cars
--> ''On On the New Jersey Turnpike''
Turnpike
--> ''They've They've all come''
come
--> ''To To look for America,''
America,
--> ''All All come to look for America,''
America,
--> ''All All come to look for America.''



* {{Scatting}}: "The Boxer" and its "Lie la lie" chorus.

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* {{Scatting}}: "The Boxer" and its "Lie la lie" chorus.[[note]] Note that both Simon and Garfunkel insist that, contrary to what nearly everyone hears, the refrain is "La la la" rather than "Lie la lie"; even their ''own children'' don't believe them.[[/note]]



--> ''She said, the man in the gabardine suit was a spy. I said, "Be careful, his bow tie is really a camera".''

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--> ''She She said, the man in the gabardine suit was a spy. I said, "Be careful, his bow tie is really a camera".''



* TheresNoPlaceLikeHome: "Homeward Bound"
--> ''Homeward Bound, I wish I was homeward bound''
--> ''Home, where my thought's escaping''
--> ''Home, where my music's playing''
--> ''Home, where my love lies waiting silently for me''

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* TheresNoPlaceLikeHome: "Homeward Bound"
--> ''Homeward
Bound".
-->Homeward
Bound, I wish I was homeward bound''
--> ''Home,
bound
-->Home,
where my thought's escaping''
--> ''Home,
escaping
-->Home,
where my music's playing''
--> ''Home,
playing
-->Home,
where my love lies waiting silently for me''me



23rd Aug '16 4:42:40 AM Morgenthaler
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With the release of "The Sounds of Silence", Simon & Garfunkel became one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s of folk-rock alongside TheByrds. The song was also their first hit on the pop charts, reaching the number one spot on New Year's Day in 1966. Subsequent hits included "I Am a Rock", "Homeward Bound", and "Scarborough Fair/Canticle", which combined the English folk ballad "Scarborough Fair" with an anti-war poem sung in counterpoint, Later, their fame took an ever bigger boost when their music was used in the film ''Film/TheGraduate'', which not only included their older songs (which was rare at that time for film) but also new material like "Mrs. Robinson."

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With the release of "The Sounds of Silence", Simon & Garfunkel became one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s of folk-rock alongside TheByrds.Music/TheByrds. The song was also their first hit on the pop charts, reaching the number one spot on New Year's Day in 1966. Subsequent hits included "I Am a Rock", "Homeward Bound", and "Scarborough Fair/Canticle", which combined the English folk ballad "Scarborough Fair" with an anti-war poem sung in counterpoint, Later, their fame took an ever bigger boost when their music was used in the film ''Film/TheGraduate'', which not only included their older songs (which was rare at that time for film) but also new material like "Mrs. Robinson."
26th Jul '16 12:19:23 AM mouki
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* BigGuyLittleGuy: Garfunkel towered over Paul Simon in length.

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* BigGuyLittleGuy: Garfunkel (standing at 1.83m or 6 feet tall) towered over Paul Simon (1.6m/5'2") in length.height.
17th Jul '16 2:13:52 AM BigJaredMonkey
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* LesserStar: Former TropeNamer. Art Garfunkel has been characterized as the junior partner in the duo, and there is truth in that, as Simon sang, played guitar, and wrote all the music, while Garfunkel only sang. However, Garfunkel had a big hand in the vocal arrangements, and helped create the close harmonies that were one of the group's calling cards. One way to observe what Garfunkel brought to the act is to listen to ''The Concert in Central Park'' and pay attention to the Paul Simon solo tunes sung by the duo: "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard", "American Tune", "Late in the Evening", "Slip Slidin' Away", and "Kodachrome". The sound of the Simon and Garfunkel performances is very different from the original Paul Simon versions.

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* LesserStar: Former TropeNamer. Art Garfunkel has been characterized as the junior partner in the duo, and there is truth in that, as Simon sang, played guitar, and wrote all the music, while Garfunkel only sang. However, For many fans, that was enough because Garfunkel was by far the more talented vocalist. As such, Garfunkel had a big hand in the vocal arrangements, and helped create the close harmonies that were one of the group's calling cards. One way to observe what Garfunkel brought to the act is to listen to ''The Concert in Central Park'' and pay attention to the Paul Simon solo tunes sung by the duo: "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard", "American Tune", "Late in the Evening", "Slip Slidin' Away", and "Kodachrome". The sound of the Simon and Garfunkel performances is very different from the original Paul Simon versions.
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