America- Simon and Garfunkel
"Kathy, I'm lost," I said, though I knew she was sleeping
I'm empty and aching and I don't know why
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
They've all gone to look for America
All gone to look for America
All gone to look for America...."
That's the last paragraph of Simon and Garfunkel's song called America, included in their album Bookends, released on 3 April 1968. The song was released in 1971 as the B-side to "Keep The Customer Satisfied" a US promo-only release. Then as a single in 1972, to coincide with the album Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits. Simon and Garfunkel performed this song live in Bridge school and released as a compilation called Bridgeschool Concert I.
The song is literally telling a story of a couple on journey passing the cities of Saginaw, Michigan, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the New Jersey Turnpike leading to New York. If we dig the deeper meaning it could be a journey to search true meaning of America.
It's truly romantic, as the firs lines says:
"Let us be lovers we'll marry our fortunes together"
"I've got some real estate here in my bag"
So we bought a pack of cigarettes and Mrs. Wagner pies
And we walked off to look for America
I could say that our life is a journey and America is our dreams or could be happiness or freedom or whatever you might pursuit. Have you found you America?
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