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American Tune

Lyrics

Many's the time I've been mistaken
And many times confused
Yes, and often felt forsaken
And certainly misused
full lyrics
Many's the time I've been mistaken
And many times confused
Yes, and often felt forsaken
And certainly misused
full lyrics

Features of This Track

mellow rock instrumentation
folk influences
great lyrics
acoustic sonority
intricate melodic phrasing
thru composed melodic style
major key tonality
string section beds
melodic songwriting
a dynamic male vocalist
acoustic rhythm guitars

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Comments

tumbowed
The BEST PAUL SIMON EVER.
bruceconrad2
I completely wore the first copy of this album that I owned. Paul Simon sees my life. He is a genius at seeking contributing musicians as well.
Lol zin. Still, perfect song.
Lol ziz
I saw a program the other day about 9-11 ,and instead of getting angry , I went into the studio and started working on a cover version of this song which I had shelved about 6 years ago.
Well now, It's always true , I think. Paul is a master of stateing the obvious for those who can't see it for themselves.
Seems more true today that when it was first recorded
thramthewe
These are not the lyrics of this song!
When are they going to make Paul a national treasure?
As an education director for a school, I included this song as part of a video trigger I created on immigration. It is a powerful song alone or with visual aid.
shygirlj
i thought the same thing splichta61 - this song really sounds like 'O Sacred Head' and I was pretty sure it wasn't an American tune...
One of Paul's many treasures.
I must have sung this song to myself (and out loud) dozens of times while riding my harley cross-countr y .
Such a great song, IMHO. Simple, yet elegant melody, and thought provoking lyrics.
splichta61
This tune sounds a lot like Bach's "O Sacred Head Now Wounded" from St. Matthew's Passion.
If you try too hard to sound like a simpleton, you just might become one.

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