Sunday, March 15, 2009

only living boy

The geography is off by a coast, but the mood is dead-on perfect. This is an all-time favorite, I've been singing it all day. I chose an alternative version to post, here is adorable San Jose native Chris Burns with a live performance from October 2008.


Paul wrote it for Art, when art was off to Mexico to film "Catch 22". Tom was a reference to their Tom and Jerry days. It really is perfect for me, don't you think?



Tom, get your plane right on time.
I know your part'll go fine.
Fly down to Mexico.
Da-n-da-da-n-da-n-da-da and here I am,
The only living boy in new york.
I get the news I need on the weather report.
I can gather all the news I need on the weather report.
Hey, Ive got nothing to do today but smile.
Da-n-da-da-n-da-da-n-da-da here I am
The only living boy in new york

Half of the time were gone but we dont know where,
And we dont know here.

Tom, get your plane right on time.
I know you've been eager to fly now.
Hey let your honesty shine, shine, shine
Da-n-da-da-n-da-da-n-da-da
Like it shines on me
The only living boy in new york,
The only living boy in new york.


I still adore the classic 1970 recording but this one makes me smile.

I'll write soon. I promise.

2 comments:

Birdie said...

Simon and Garfunkel helped me survive high school. Thanks for this new version of a classic.

Gary said...

Only Living Boy is one of my all-time favorite songs, and Chris Burns does a fantastic job with it. Thanks for a really nice treat!

Gary (from the CML)