Simon & Garfunkel


I Am A Rock

Paul Simon, 1966

Enregistrement : le 14 d├ęcembre 1965


A winter's day

In a deep and dark December

I am alone

Gazing from my window

To the streets below

On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow


I am a rock

I am an island


I've built walls

A fortress deep and mighty

That none may penetrate

I have no need of friendship

Friendship causes pain

It's laughter and it's loving I disdain


I am a rock

I am an island


Don't talk of love

Well I've heard the word before

It's sleeping in my memory

I won't disturb the slumber

Of feelings that have died

If I never loved I never would have cried


I am a rock

I am an island


I have my books

And my poetry to protect me

I am shielded in my armor

Hiding in my room

Safe within my womb

I touch no one and no one touches me


I am a rock

I am an island


And a rock feels no pain

And an island never cries