Originally Posted by LowEnd_Theory
God, I love Simon & Garfunkel. What do you guys think about "Blessed"? I feel like I don't really talk about it much when talking S&G with people, but it's one of my go to S&G tunes
That's an interesting one to think of. One of the much lesser known tunes on Sounds of Silence
, usually overshadowed by the hits like the title track, I Am A Rock, etc., but I do know it. Some of the lyrics about the meth drinkers, pot sellers, and illusion dwellers seem a little forced now, but I suppose it was a product of the times.
Anyhow, I'm a huge S&G fan, thanks to my parents' vinyl collection that I listened to as a kid, and I've stuck with everything Paul's done throughout his career (new album dropping early next year, I've heard). It was a thrill to see them on the Old Friends reunion tour in '03. Never thought I'd live to see either of them in person, but the morning of the show came, and it still wasn't sold out, so I bought a ticket and was in heaven by that evening. In keeping with Blessed, a nice rarity that turned up that night was Leaves That Are Green, another little-known tune off of SOS.
My favorites of theirs are Kathy's Song (kudos to everyone else in this thread who gave it a thumb's up), The Only Living Boy In New York, Hazy Shade Of Winter, Homeward Bound, and pretty much all of their album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme