Sunday, April 27, 2008

City Songs: Only Living Boy In New York

Simon & Garfunkel: The Only Living Boy In New York


OK folks, time for a new theme. City songs. Pretty self-explanatory. Just post a song about a city or with a city in the title.

If my No. 1 favorite Simon and Garfunkel song is America, then this one is No. 1-A. Favorite line: "I can gather all the news I need on the weather report."


Anonymous said...

One of my favorite songs ever. Have you ever read about how they achieved the harmony on it? If you can find it, it's an interesting read.

The song was used to nice effect in the movie "Garden State" as well.

Excellent choice.


bwrice said...

One of my favorite songs too. It's beautiful. I remember reading in the Simon biography 10-12 years ago that "the only living boy" is Simon and "Tom" is Garfunkel. This was written while he (Garfunkel) was preparing for a play, or a TV show -- or something -- out of state, or overseas. I don't remember the details. But it was basically an ode to their relationship and how much Simon missed his friend.

S: I'd love to know more about how they achieved harmony on it -- I'll see if I can google it.