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Album cover parody of Graceland by Paul Simon
Parody album cover
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Quotes:

During the psychedelic days, records faded in and out; things became other things.

I write from instinct, from an inexplicable sparkle. I don't know why I'm writing what I'm writing. Usually, I let my hands wander on my guitar. And I sing anything. I play anything.

Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.

Once you name the unnamable, you get numb.

Why am I so soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?

Submitted by: LucidLupin
(interviewer Jon Landau:) Didn't you visit Dylan's apartment once and ruffle through the waste to see 'how Dylan did it'.?
(Paul Simon:) You're nuts.
(Jon Landau:) I heard you did that.
(Paul Simon, laughing:) Yeah, I once fed a journalist that story, but it's crazy. I can't see why anyone would think they'll find anything by looking through his trash?!'
Submitted by: Magnus

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: Rhymin' Simon. Submitted by: I Know What I Know

Weird Names of Music Performer's Children:

  • Harper - From Paul's first marriage. Submitted by: MOR
  • Lulu - Apparently this is her real given name, not a nickname which you would expect it to be. Submitted by: Eric Andrews

Singers Who Act:

Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"Annie Hall"He plays a record producer who charms Diane Keaton - Sutch
"One Trick Pony" - oldsongs

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Simple Simonsounds OK, but his music ain't so simple!Mr. Robinson

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Superdome""Kodachrome"Minister Of Reality (MOR)
"Still Lazy After All These Beers""Still Crazy After All These Years"Dave G
"Still Lazy after all these years""Still Crazy After All These Years"Vince
"Have a Bad Time""Have a Good Time"poopyhead2003

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Señorita With A Necklace Of Tears,"Necklaces can't be made from tears.Yvette Bristle
"Once Upon A Time There Was An Ocean,"Oceans exist.Yvette Bristle
"Flowers Never Bend With The Rainfall,"Yes, they do.Yvette Bristle
"Everything Put Together Falls Apart,"Many things stay together.Yvette Bristle
"Loves Me Like A Rock,"Rocks are incapable of love.Yvette Bristle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"When Are You Coming Back?," Lisa Stansfield"Late In The Evening," Paul Simon
"You Think You Know," Device"I Know What I Know," Paul Simon
"Old Man," Neil Young"Still Crazy After All These Years," Paul Simon
"How Does It Feel?," Avril Lavigne"Sure Don't Feel Like Love," Paul Simon
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"America Tune" originally "American Tune"
A tune by the band America
Candy Welty
"Sing About The Moo" originally "Sing About The Moon"
Yvette Bristle
"Ate In The Evening" originally "Late In The Evening"
Mallory
"Sip Sliding Away" originally "Slip Sliding Away"
What happened in the bar on the Titanic?
A. Person
"Other And Child Reunion" originally "Mother And Child Reunion"
Peter

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"American Tuner" originally "American Tune"
Candy Welty
"50 Ways To Leave Your Clover" originally "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover"
Peter
"50 Ways To Leave Your Plover" originally "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover"
Peter
"50 Sways To Leave Your Lover" originally "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover"
Peter
"You Can Call Me Alf" originally "You Can Call Me Al"
Always suspected Paul Simon was an alien life form
Clint Westwood

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"American Tule" originally "American Tune"
Tule = a type of sedge plant
Regina Olsen
"American Tine" originally "American Tune"
In an American rake?
Daphne Hughes
"American Tone" originally "American Tune"
Daphne Hughes
"American Tuna" originally "American Tune"
Candy Welty
"American June" originally "American Tune"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Recordings:

Nov 8
a parody of "Fifty Ways to Leave your Lover" by Paul Simon
It's that time of the quadrennial, so here is an apropos parody.
Youtube: (You tube video)
Apr 27
a parody of "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" by Paul Simon
The song comments on how certain groups of people, who have been oppressed at some time in history, are now getting even through the benefit of political legislation or cultural changes.
YouTube: (Windows Media)
Mar 6
a parody of "Kodachrome" by Paul Simon
I felt compelled to write this parody about Kodak. I live in Rochester, NY which is the world headquarters for Kodak. At one point it employed 60,000 people here in Rochester. Now they employ just over 5000 and have recently filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Soundclick: (Soundclick)
Apr 10
a parody of "Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover" by Paul Simon
Wrote this one quite a long time ago, but were just recently able to be together to record it... :-)
Soundclick.com: (Mp3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Kodachrome""LaserJet"PG
"Graceland""Great Man"K. Letterman
"Fifty Way to Leave your Lover""50 States The Donald Will Lose In"Adam Bernstein
"Fifty Ways To Lose Your Lover""Fifty Ways To Lose Your Blubber"Squire Malloy
"50 Ways to Leave Your Lover""15 Ways to Lose that Blubber"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"50 Ways To Leave Your Lover""50 Days To Lose My Blubber"Jonathan
"Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard""Keith And Father Pete Down In The Dungeon"Hu's On First
"Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover""Fifty Ways to Feed Your Blubber"Timmy1000
"Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover""Nifty Ways To Leave Your Mukluks"Giorgio Coniglio's Grandson
"Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover""Fifteen Ways to Kill a Sniper"Robert D. Arndt Jr.

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Hurricane EyeFEMAM john G
You Can Call Me AlOn-Cor Frozen Entrees featuring Al Molinaro from 'Happy Days'MOR
Slip Sliding AwaySnow TIresGrug

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Peace Like A RiverFlood Victims' Help LineLindsay Lowhound
Still Crazy After All These YearsMental hospitalEd
KodachromeDigital Photography StoreBill S
KodachromeFuji FilmMartha Irvin
Me And Julio Down By The SchoolyardJuvenile HallJesusGeek
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Desert Train
   Kimmie Rhodes
Train in the Distance
   Paul Simon
Desert Train in the Distance
Bob
C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)
   Quad City DJ's
Train In The Distance
   Paul Simon
C'mon N' Ride It (The Train In The Distance)
Isac
Sandy
   Dion
Duncan
   Paul Simon
Sandy Duncan
Sutch
50 Ways To Say Goodbye
   Train
50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
   Paul Simon
50 Ways To Say Goodbye To Your Lover
Sharon Sheryl Ike
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Billy Paul Simon
Billy Paul combined with Paul Simon
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Ellis Paul Simon
Ellis Paul combined with Paul Simon
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Simple Simon
Simple Minds combined with Paul Simon
An English nursery rhyme!
Submitted By: nally

Misheard Lyrics:

"Kodachrome"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gotta go
And give them these nighttime collars
Original Lyrics:
Kodachrome
They give us those nice bright colors
"Kodaxhrone"
Misheard Lyrics:
Momma, don't take my homegrown, Momma, don't take my homegrown, Momma, don't take my homegrown away Leave my pot all alone Momma, don't take my homegrown away
Original Lyrics:
Mama don't take my Kodachrome Mama don't take my Kodachrome Mama don't take my Kodachrome away Mama don't take my Kodachrome Leave your boy so far from home Mama don't take my Kodachrome away Mama don't take my Kodachrome Mama don't take my Kodachrome away
"Father and Daughter"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm gonna watch you try
Original Lyrics:
I'm gonna watch you shine
"Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard"
Misheard Lyrics:
Me and Coolio down by the school lawn
Original Lyrics:
Me and Julio down by the schoolyard
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Kodaxhrone"
Misheard Lyrics:
Momma, don't take my homegrown, Momma, don't take my homegrown, Momma, don't take my homegrown away Leave my pot all alone Momma, don't take my homegrown away
Original Lyrics:
Mama don't take my Kodachrome Mama don't take my Kodachrome Mama don't take my Kodachrome away Mama don't take my Kodachrome Leave your boy so far from home Mama don't take my Kodachrome away Mama don't take my Kodachrome Mama don't take my Kodachrome away

Story about this misheard lyric by: Mari

I was smoking homegrown...? I'm sorta deaf? I swear, I thought those were the words until I turned 35...

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"50 Ways To Leave Your Lover"
Better Lyrics:
50 ways to clean your gutters
Original Lyrics:
50 ways to leave your lover
Submitted by: white trash
"Kodachrome"
Better Lyrics:
Mama don' take my chromosomes away
Original Lyrics:
Mama don't take my Kodachrome away
Submitted by: Mark Silverman
"Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover"
Better Lyrics:
“The problem is all under your sled”, she said to me
“You’ll get much further if you push it doggedly
I’d like to help you, but my back is sore, you see
There must be ‘nother way, go ask your brother”
Original Lyrics:
“The problem is all inside your head”, she said to me
“The answer is easy if you take it logically
I’d like to help you in your struggle to be free
There must be fifty ways to leave your lover'
Submitted by: FussBudget

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Darling Lorraine"
The Funny Lyrics:
What! You don't like the way I chew?
Let me tell you...
Why They're Funny:
Brilliant. Why don't noisy eaters get more mentions in songs? This is just wonderfully observed; when your lover gets narky about the way you chew, get your coat, pal, it's all over. Great song, too.
Submitted by: Mr. Bump
"Gumboots"
The Funny Lyrics:
Believing I had supernatural powers
I slammed into a brick wall.
Why They're Funny:
Ha! You may want to rethink your "supernatural powers", Paul. You should've known you were gonna slam into that wall.
Submitted by: Sarah
There are additional Funny lyrics available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Ta na na na na
Ta na na na na
Why They're Repetitive:
We already heard that at the beginning.
Submitted by: Miles
 

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
And I could go 'whoo hoo ooo ooo, ooo ooo ooo ooo'
And everyone would know what I was talking about
I mean everybody here would know exactly what I was talking about.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Actually, Paul, I don't think anyone would know what you're talking about if you go 'whoo hoo ooo ooo, ooo ooo ooo ooo'; they'd be confused.
Submitted by: Mateo
"You Can Call Me Al"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
He doesn't speak a language, he holds no currency.
(later)
He says Amen and Hallelujah!
Why They're Nonsensical:
How does he say that if he doesn't speak a language? This logic is inconsistent. Clearly the guy in question is speaking English!
Submitted by: Michael S.
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"That Was Your Mother"
The Insincere Lyrics:
Before you was born dude, when life was great
You are the burden of my generation
I sure do love you but let's get that straight
Why They're Insincere:
'nuff said.
Submitted by: Miles
 

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Kodachrome"
The Dated Lyrics:
Kodachrome
They give us those nice bright colors
Why They're Dated:
The production of Kodachrome ended in 2009.
Submitted by: Glenn
"Leaves That Are Green"
The Dated Lyrics:
I was twenty-one years when I wrote this song.
I'm twenty-two now but I won't be for long.
Time hurries on.
Why They're Dated:
This song was copyrighted in 1965 when Paul was 23. Paul Simon is now 64 (June 2006), but he won't be for long (October 13).
Submitted by: Mike N

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Kodachrome"
The Lyrics:
Well I've got a Nikon camera,
I love to take photographs...
Product Brand Name:
Nikon cameras
Submitted by: Chowder
"Kodachrome"
The Lyrics:
Kodachrome, they give us those nice bright colors...
Product Brand Name:
Kodachrome film
Submitted by: Chowder
There are additional product lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Ace In the Hole"
Opening Lines:
Some people say Jesus, that's the ace in the hole.
Comments:
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Slip Slidin' Away"
Opening Lines:
Slip slidin' away, slip slidin' away, you know the nearer your destination, the more you're slip slidin' away.
Comments:
From his 1977 Greatest Hits, Etc. album
Submitted by: Vic George

Song Title Space Change:

"Everything Put To Get Her Falls Apart" originally "Everything Put Together Falls Apart"
Submitted by: Multiplication Table Tennis Elbow Macaroni Penguin
"Everything Put Together Falls A Part" originally "Everything Put Together Falls Apart"
Submitted by: Multiplication Table Tennis Elbow Macaroni Penguin
"Everything Put Together Fall Sap Art" originally "Everything Put Together Falls Apart"
Submitted by: Multiplication Table Tennis Elbow Macaroni Penguin
"Slip Slid In Away" originally "Slip Slidin' Away"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Kodachrome"
The Lyrics:
And though my lack of education hasn't hurt me none
I can read the writing on the wall.
Why:
"Hasn't hurt me none" is a double negative.
Submitted by: Bob
 

Band Name Anagrams:

Piano Slum Submitted by: Josh
Puma's Loin Submitted by: Rachel Blattington
Sumo In Lap Submitted by: Rachel Blattington
A heavy load for one's lap!

Song Title Anagrams:

"Ant Menu, Erica" originally "American Tune"
Erica wants to eat ants??
Submitted by: Carla Jorgensen
"Regal Isle" originally "Allergies"
Submitted by: Becky Bright
"See L.A., Girl" originally "Allergies"
Submitted by: Becky Bright
"Gel Is Real" originally "Allergies"
Submitted by: Becky Bright
"I Sell Gear" originally "Allergies"
Submitted by: Becky Bright

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Beautiful"
The Lyrics:
We brought a brand new baby back from Bandladesh,
Thought we'd name her Emily.
She's beautiful.
...
We brought a brand new baby back from mainland China,
Sailed across the China Sea.
She's beautiful.
...
We brought a brand new baby back from Kosovo.
That was nearly seven years ago.
Why:
Bangladesh
Mainland China
Kosovo
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
 

Songs That Are Banned:

"Kodachrome"
Banned from "AM" radio all because of one word in the lyrics.
Submitted by: funonthrun

Song Title Acrostics:

AT: "American Tune"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
LITE: "Late In The Evening"
Submitted by: Meredith Corpening

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Alger Lies" originally "Allergies"
Submitted by: Sutch
"Lawn At Gas" originally "Gone At Last"
Submitted by: MOR
"The Buy In The Bobble" originally "The Boy In The Bubble"
Submitted by: MOR
"Pun Rick Tony" originally "One-Trick Pony"
Submitted by: MOR
"50 Lays To Weave Your Lover" originally "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover"
Submitted by: Peter

There are additional Song Title Spoonerisms available.

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Sill Pawman originally "Paul Simon"
Submitted by: MOR
Saul Pie Man originally "Paul Simon"
He worked at the Scarborough Fair.
Submitted by: MOR

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"world music experimentation"
Simon and Garfunkel explored Latin American elements on their "Bridge Over Troubled Water" album. Simon scored a big hit with "Mother and Child Reunion" which brought reggae more exposure in North American pop radio. "Late in the Evening" was a salsa-based smash. The classic "Graceland" album explored African styles including "township jive". At the same time the classic "So" album by Peter Gabriel also showcased African music elements.
Submitted by: World Traveller

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Under African Skies"
Documentary about the making of 'Graceland'
Submitted by: Rick O'Shea
"50 Ways To Leave Your Lover"
2044 film
Submitted by: Rocky

Missing Parts:

"Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover"
Only ten are mentioned in the song
Submitted by: Susanna Viljanen
"50 Ways To Leave Your Lover"
What are the other 49 ways to leave your lover?
Submitted by: Celeste

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