Top Ten Simon and Garfunkel Songs With the Best Lyrics


The Top Ten

1 The Boxer

My favorite. So many good lines but I most often quote
"A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest"
Paul's words often pierce my heart & soul yet I keep inviting him back. Such pure Truth.
And I have to mention Art's magnificent use of his heavenly voice - Billyv

Absolutely. This song's lyrics are a masterpiece, right up there with Tangled Up in Blue by Dylan.

Rather metaphorical, don't you think? - PetSounds

2 The Sound of Silence

"Hello Darkness...
People writing songs that voices never shared...
But my words like silent raindrops fell...
And the sign said "the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls and tenement halls..."
Talk about Darkness... - Billyv

3 America

"Counting the cars on the New Jersey turnpike...they've all come to look for America"

It's so simple and obvious but deep and beautiful at the same time. - Knucklewood

Think about these lyrics. Study them, ponder them. Then tell me they aren't genius. - PetSounds

This one is most likely the best in my opinion. - Beatlesboy9

4 Kathy's Song

Evidently Simon never forgot hit British girlfriend Kathy; she is also mentioned in "America". - PetSounds

5 Bookends

An entire story in four lines. It makes me cry every time. - PetSounds

Wow what a great list!

6 My Little Town
7 Bridge Over Troubled Water

"Sail on silver girl, sail on by, your time has come to shine…" - PetSounds

8 For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
9 I Am a Rock
10 Homeward Bound

The Contenders

11 Mrs. Robinson
12 Sparrow
13 Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
14 April Come She Will
15 The Sun is Burning
16 Baby Driver
17 Leaves that are Green
18 He Was My Brother
19 A Poem on the Underground Wall
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