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
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.