My mother was a huge Paul Simon fan. For a while, I used to listen to “Graceland” every night as I went to sleep. I think I could probably sing the whole album, karaoke style, from memory. In fact, Simon’s proclivity for blending different styles of music, as he does on the “Graceland” album, was a huge influence on my own musical preferences and tastes.
This song, which is a regular feature in my live show, is probably one of his best (and that’s a high bar to clear). I tried my best to do it justice.
Let me know what you think!