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Paul Simon

Data de nascimento: 13. Outubro 1941

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Paul Frederic Simon é um cantor e compositor norte-americano de música folk rock. Foi considerado o 93º melhor guitarrista de todos os tempos pela revista norte-americana Rolling Stone.

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„Still crazy after all these years.“

—  Paul Simon
Context: 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 Still crazy Still crazy after all these years. Still Crazy After All These Years

„Instead of thinking in terms of chords, I think of voice-leading“

—  Paul Simon
Context: Instead of thinking in terms of chords, I think of voice-leading; that is, melody line and bass line, and where the bass line goes. If you do that, you'll have the right chord. [These voices] will give you some alternatives, and you can play those different alternatives to hear which one suits your ear... Keep the bass line moving so you don't stay in one spot: if you have an interesting bass line and you roll it against the melody, the chords are going to come out right. As quoted in "Paul Simon's Workshop at the Guitar Study Center" by Richard Albero and Fred Styles in Guitar Player (April 1975), p. 20

„But you don't need to waste your time worrying about the marketplace,
Try to help the human race.
Struggling to survive its harshest hour.“

—  Paul Simon
Context: Trust your intuition. It's just like goin' fishin'. You cast your line and hope you get a bite. But you don't need to waste your time worrying about the marketplace, Try to help the human race. Struggling to survive its harshest hour. Father and Daughter

„How can you live in the Northeast?
How can you live in the South?“

—  Paul Simon
Context: How can you live in the Northeast? How can you live in the South? How can you build on the banks of a river When the flood water pours from the mouth? How can you be a Christian? How can you be a Jew? How can you be a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Hindu? How can you? How Can You Live In The Northeast?

„I write from instinct, from inexplicable sparkle. I don't know why I'm writing what I'm writing. Usually, I sit and I let my hands wander on my guitar. And I sing anything. I play anything. And I wait till I come across a pleasing accident. Then I start to develop it.“

—  Paul Simon
Context: I write from instinct, from inexplicable sparkle. I don't know why I'm writing what I'm writing. Usually, I sit and I let my hands wander on my guitar. And I sing anything. I play anything. And I wait till I come across a pleasing accident. Then I start to develop it. Once you take a piece of musical information, there are certain implications that it automatically contains — the implication of that phrase elongated, contracted, or inverted or in another time signature. So you start with an impulse and go to what your ear likes. Interview with Tony Schwartz in Playboy (February 1984) p. 166

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„Prayers offered in times of peace are silent conversations,“

—  Paul Simon
Context: Prayers offered in times of peace are silent conversations, Appeals for love, or love's release, in private invocationsBut all that is changed now. Gone like a memory from the day before the fires. People hungry for the voice of God Hear lunatics and liars.Wartime prayers. Wartime prayers In every language spoken. For every family scattered and broken. Wartime Prayers

„And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made“

—  Paul Simon
Context: And the people bowed and prayed To the neon god they made And the sign flashed out its warning In the words that it was forming And the sign said "The words of the prophets Are written on the subway walls And tenement halls And whispered in the sound of silence" The Sound of Silence

„Well its great to do a neighborhood concert.“

—  Paul Simon
Context: Well its great to do a neighborhood concert. I hope everyone can hear us. I hope that the sound is good. I hope we are blasting Central Park West and Fifth avenue pretty much away. I just want to thank the police department and the fire department and the parks commissioner, and Ed Koch [Audience boos] — and particularly, you know, people that never get recognized for doing good things for the city, a group of people that have donated half of the proceeds that they're making tonight — the guys who are selling loose joints are giving the city half of their income tonight. During the Concert At Central Park (19 September 1981)

„And the sign said "The words of the prophets
Are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sound of silence"“

—  Paul Simon
Context: And the people bowed and prayed To the neon god they made And the sign flashed out its warning In the words that it was forming And the sign said "The words of the prophets Are written on the subway walls And tenement halls And whispered in the sound of silence" The Sound of Silence

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„I'm on your side
When times get rough
And friends just can't be found
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.“

—  Paul Simon
Context: When you're weary Feeling small When tears are in your eyes I will dry them all I'm on your side When times get rough And friends just can't be found Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down. Bridge over Troubled Water

„God only knows
God makes his plan
The information's unavailable
To the mortal man.“

—  Paul Simon
Context: God only knows God makes his plan The information's unavailable To the mortal man. We work our jobs Collect our pay Believe we're gliding down the highway When in fact we're slip slidin' away. Slip Slidin' Away

„No I would not give you false hope
On this strange and mournful day
But the mother and child reunion
Is only a motion away“

—  Paul Simon
Context: No I would not give you false hope On this strange and mournful day But the mother and child reunion Is only a motion away, Oh, little darling of mine I can't for the life of me Remember a sadder day I know they say let it be But it just don't work out that way... Mother and Child Reunion

„I am walking up the face of the mountain. Counting every step I climb.“

—  Paul Simon
Context: I am walking up the face of the mountain. Counting every step I climb. Remembering the names of the constellations. Forgotten is a long, long time. "That's Me"

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