52 Songs for 52 Weeks: America by Simon and Garfunkle

Week 7 – America by Simon and Garfunkle

“Michigan seems like a dream to me now” It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw I’ve gone to look for America

In the late 1960’s, when people were still hitch-hiking acrosss the country or setting out for adventure aboard a greyhound bus, Simon and Garfunkle recorded this tune.

I’ve got to be honest – I do miss the pre-information age – and whenever I hear this song it makes me remember a time when the country was big and adventures were just around the corner.

And I much prefer this road song to Kerouac’s literary road.

Take a chance – it’s America and something great might happen.

“Kathy, I’m lost,” I said, though I knew she was sleeping I’m empty and aching and I don’t know why


-CJ Cheetham

52 songs for 52 weeks will get your music collection up to par. If you want to have a better music collection – check in each week . Add a song a week and in one year’s time your music collection will be the envy of all your friends.

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