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Pauline Lerner

Happy birthday, Paul Simon

October 14, 2006 at 8:40 AM

We’re all getting older. Bob Dylan is 65; Paul McCartney is 64 (“When I’m Sixty-Four”); and this week, Paul Simon celebrated his 65th birthday.

Yesterday it was my birthday
I hung one more year on the line
I should be depressed; my life's a mess,
But I'm having a good time.
Oo I've been loving and loving and loving;
I'm exhausted from loving so well.
I should go to bed, but a voice in my head says
Have a good time.

Have a good time. Have a good time. Have a good time.

Paranoia strikes deep in the heartland,
But I think it's all overdone.
Exaggeratinmg this, exaggerating that;
They don't have no fun.
I don't believe what I read in the papers;
They're just out to capture my dime.
I ain't worrying and I ain't scurrying;
I'm having a good time.

Have a good time. Have a good time. Have a good time.

Maybe I'm laughing my way to disaster;
Maybe my race has been run.
Maybe I'm blind to the fate of Mankind,
But what can be done?
So God bless the goods we was given,
And God bless the U.S. of A.
And God bless out standard of living;
Let's keep it that way.

Have a good time. Have a good time. Have a good time.

--- Have a Good Time by Paul Simon


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