Love And Hard Times

Album: So Beautiful Or So What (2011)
  • God and His only Son
    Paid a courtesy call on Earth
    One Sunday morning
    Orange blossoms opened their fragrant lips
    Songbirds sang from the tips of Cottonwoods
    Old folks wept for His love in these hard times

    "Well, we got to get going," said the restless Lord to the Son
    There are galaxies yet to be born
    Creation is never done
    Anyway, these people are slobs here
    If we stay it's bound to be a mob scene
    But, disappear, and it's love and hard times

    I loved her the first time I saw her
    I know that's an old songwriting cliche
    Loved you the first time I saw you
    Can't describe it any other way
    Any other way
    The light of her beauty was warm as a summer day
    Clouds of antelope rolled by
    No hint of rain to come
    In the prairie sky
    It's just love, love, love, love, love

    When the rains came, the tears burned, windows rattled, locks turned
    It's easy to be generous when you're on a roll
    It's hard to be grateful when you're out of control
    And love is gone

    The light at the edge of the curtain
    Is the quiet dawn
    The bedroom breathes
    In clicks and clacks
    Uneasy heartbeat, can't relax

    But then your hand takes mine
    Thank God, I found you in time
    Thank God, I found you
    Thank God, I found you Writer/s: PAUL SIMON
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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