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"Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike/ They've all gone to look for America" -from 'America' by Paul Simon

Unlike the rest of the songs on the album 'Bookends,' Paul Simon wrote 'America' in blank verse, without any rhyming couplets.

lyrics

we counted the cars on the new jersey turnpike,
we counted the cars on the parkway too
till you dozed off, your head on my shoulder,
somewhere around 4600

that was the summer we had all the time,
take your mom's car to the diner while she's sleeping between shifts,
coffee at 4am some pancakes between us some bacon dear jesus
like a temple of chrome and aluminum, a flash of some gold hallelujah
through the window, the sunrise over the airfield

grandma had a garden, growing up, she showed me where her
string beans, and lettuce, summer squash,
and now it’s all asphalt outside the gas station parking lot,
where we skateboard sometimes

my papa had a farm,' she said 'i hid in the wagon once,
“this whole county was a garden i couldnt help myself,
there wasn't a bridge then and the empire state
surrounded in scaffolds, I was so jealous of those vegetables

so in an empty tomato crate, i ached all the way to the ferry
when they found me I asked 'are we there yet?'
my papa said, 'katherine I thought you were lost'

we tried cigarettes, out by the overpass
I made a face and spit when you looked out at the road
“come on” you said “we've still got a whole pack left”

so we counted the cars on the new jersey turnpike
we counted the cars on the parkway too,
and for a second as I fell asleep on your shoulder
I wondered to myself where they're all going

cause through the glass and the chrome
in a flash of gold and aluminum and sunset
for a second through the smoke
i thought i saw america
and we were already here

credits

from Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo., released April 30, 2013
guitar and vocals: Chris Faroe
additional vocals: Rachel Laitman

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Chris Faroe Brooklyn, New York

After spending several years in the transatlantic folk duo The World Is Not Flat, Chris Faroe is releasing his solo folk debut entitled 'Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo."

He can also be found singing his Turkish poetry translations in the dub-pop-disco band Faeroplane.
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