One and one-half wandering Jews Free to wander wherever they choose Are traveling together In the Sangre de Christo The Blood of Christ Mountains Of New Mexico On the last leg of a journey They started a long time ago The arc of a love affair Rainbows in the high desert air Mountain passes Slipping into stone Hearts and bones Hearts and bones Hearts and bones
Thinking back to the season before Looking back through the cracks in the door Two people were married The act was outrageous The bride was contagious She burned like a bride These events may have had some effect On the man with the girl by his side The arc of a love affair His hands rolling down her hair Love like lightning shaking till it moans Hearts and bones Hearts and bones Hearts and bones Hearts and bones
Whoa whoa whoa She said why? Why don't we drive through the night We'll wake up down in Mexico Oh I I don't know nothin' about nothin' About Mexico And tell me why Why won't you love me For who I am Where I am
He said 'cause that's not the way the world is baby This is how I love you baby This is how I love you baby
One and one-half wandering Jews Returned to their natural coasts To resume old acquaintances Step out occasionally And speculate who had been damaged the most Easy time will determine if these consolations Will be their reward The arc of a love affair Waiting to be restored You take two bodies and you twirl them into one Their hearts and their bones And they won't come undone Hearts and bones Hearts and bones Hearts and bones Hearts and bones
Writer/s: PAUL SIMON
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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Rick from Toronto, OnCarrie Fisher says in her one-woman show that this song is about the two of them along with "She Moves On" from Rhythm Of The Saints
Mikeymouse from New York, NyMaybe the best song ever !!! :) so much honesty and pain coursing through it, and so much awe and respect for love's awesome power.
Ron from Denver, CoSome great songs about a marriage and breakup (from his male view) are Tunnel of Love, Two Faces, and Brilliant Disguise from Bruce Springsteen's Tunnel of Love Album. He must have felt some intense guilt when he wrote these songs.
Scott from Columbus, OhNewsflash Clive! This song is certainly about marriage. If your a fan of Paul Simons music, I challenge you to describe what he did mean. Thier divorce was FINAL in 1984. The judicial system is by far a McDonalds drive thru (as it almost should be here in America).
In reference to the song "Landslide" Written by Stevie Nicks, she had a vision of where her and Lindsey Buckinham's relationship was moving and wrote a song pretty much describing the downfall of that... and she did it well before they had actually broken ties (or the chains, as it were)
This song describes more than just the initiation and loss of Carrie Fishers love, but also what he had hoped for.
Toward the end of the divorce: "One and one-half wandering Jews Return to their natural courses To resume old acquaintances Step out occasionally And speculate who had been damaged the most Easy time will determine if these consolations Will be their reward The arc of a love affair WAITING TO BE RESTORED"
This a beautiful song, as most of his Paul's songs are.
Clive from Llandudno, WalesAs this song was written in 1982 and released in 1983 - it can hardly be about Paul Simon's DIVORCE from Carrie Fisher as they didn't divorce until 1984. It is about their relationship at the point the song was written. It is not a marital song.
Sarah from Pensacola, FlThis is the best song ever about the hardships of marriage. "You take two bodies and you twirl them into one/ their hearts and their bones/ and they won't come undone." Even though this song is about divorce, I find something very reassuring in this line.
The lyrics for "Mary, Did You Know?" were written by Christian singer and comedian Mark Lowry, after his pastor asked him to write a Christmas musical for their church. Southern gospel musician Buddy Greene later added music to his words.