Other Simon and Garfunkel Transcripts
from the Five to Ten programmes
(all dated 1965)
Introduction to A Most Peculiar Man
Paul Simon : I can recall reading in the paper
once a short little piece about a man who had committed suicide, it was about four lines long, and I thought it was a rather
bad eulogy to someone who is obviously so oppressed with life that he flung it away. So it prompted me to write this song.
I hope it's a better eulogy than the four lines in the paper.
Introduction to Bleecker
Paul Simon : Bleecker street is a street in New
York in Greenwich Village, and it's come to be more than just a street, it's come to be a metaphor for Greenwich Village which
is unfortunate because Bleecker street is littered with bad art galleries and pizza stands and it obscures some of the good
things, some of the creative things that are happening.
A fog's rolling in off the East River bank
Like a shroud it covers Bleecker Street
Fills the alleys where men sleep
Hides the shepherd from the sheep.
Introduction to Sparrow
Art Garfunkel : We just have released in Britain
an EP of songs written by Paul entitled Wednesday Morning 3AM. This next song is from the EP and is called Sparrow.
Introduction to I Am A Rock
Paul Simon : This is unquestionally my most neurotic
song. I finished it and I thought, oh man, I can't be this sick. It's called I am a Rock.