Simon & garfunkel old friends bookends theme
OLD FRIENDS (BOOKENDS THEME) - Simon & Garfunkel | heavenlybells.orgTheir music was featured in the landmark film The Graduate , propelling them further into the public consciousness. Forgot your password? Retrieve it. Get promoted. Powered by OnRad.
Old Friends: Simon & Garfunkel, A Classical Tribute
Three months have elapsed between the start of this project and its recording, three months of creative adventure in the country of these monuments of song that the works of Paul Simon represent. The wealth of the harmonies on the violins, the grace of the harp, the depth of the bass and the nobility of the horn will, I hope, delight you and do justice to these melodies which have lived though time and continue to move us today. The theme of this song is bad communication between lovers. I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting it in this version for violin and harp. It is perhaps the work on this recording that is most faithful to its original version. Both are drawn from the album Bookends , touching on the themes of loss, the American dream, the innocence of youth, and old age. Serving as an introduction and a conclusion, I had the idea of using a passage from the Concerto for Two Pianos by Francis Poulenc , which beautifully lent itself to the nostalgic atmosphere created by Simon.
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Old Friends, Old Friends, Sat on their park bench like bookends Newspaper blowin' through the grass Blows on the round toes, of the high shoes, of the old friends. Old Friends, Winter companions the old men Lost in thier overcoats, waiting for the sunset The sounds of the city sifting through trees Settle like dust, On the shoulders of the old friends Can you imagine us years from today Sharing a park bench quietly How terribly strange to be seventy Old Friends, Narrowly brushes the same years Silently sharing the same fear 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 Prison your memories They're all that's left you. You will get 3 free months if you haven't already used an Apple Music free trial. Type song title, artist or lyrics. Top lyrics Community Contribute Business. Sign in Sign up. Written by: Paul Simon.
In September of , a planned Paul Simon solo concert turned into a generation-inspiring event when Simon invited Art Garfunkel to join him onstage in Central Park. Half a million people gathered on the Great Lawn to witness the historic reunion. The resulting album is a lovely, touching document of the event and a hell of a batch of songs, too. It has a charmingly rough quality, including some flubbed verses and musical stumbles, which only serve to highlight the spontaneity of the show. Old Friends Winter companions the old men Lost in their overcoats Waiting for the sunset The sounds of the city sifting through trees Settle like dust On the shoulders of the old friends. Can you imagine us years from today Sharing a park bench quietly? How terribly strange to be seventy….