I am a rock, I am an island. When Simon heard about the success of this song, he was still touring in Europe as a solo folk singer. Hiding in my room, safe within my womb. Simon has his books and poetry. I am a rock, I am an island. He wants to be left alone, like it says in the third stanza, 'Hiding in my room, Safe within my tomb. I touch no one and no one touches me.
I am shielded in my armor,. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention. Not only was the poem easy to interpret, I believe it was a deep poem with a good meaning. I won't disturb the slumber of feelings Bm Am C D That have died. It took him an enormous amount of courage to do this. I have included them because they played an important role in the transition.
Defiant up until the end, then there is a palpable sadness and loneliness. If I never loved I never would have cried. I won't disturb the slumber of feelings that have died. But I think Paul is much more sensible and emotionally mature than believing that it is really possible. But the music tells us it is not so horrible after all.
C I have my books F C And my poetry to protect me; Dm G7 F C I am shielded in my armor, Dm Em Dm Em Hiding in my room, safe within my womb. If I never loved I never would have cried. It's hard not to suspect that Simon is aloof and, to a large extent, alienated. Simon's voice is the lead on this, but Garfunkel can clearly be heard singing harmony and unison parts. Kathy's Song live - Greatest Hits 20. For those of you who don't know, it's a form of high-functioning autism.
I myself can sometimes quite relate to the lyrics. He wants to isolate himself from the rest of society. I am a rock, I am an island. I repeat, I really like this song. But hopefully the person will realize that a rock feels no joy either. Dm Em Dm Em I have no need of friendship; friendship causes pain.
The insight of the person who wrote on Asperger's is quite on the spot. A Simple Desultory Philippic Or How I Was Robert McNamara'd Into Submission 7. She was uncomfortable with him. The Side Of A Hill29. Flowers Never Bend With the Rainfall9. This is just a preview! If I loved I would have cried.
Dm F G7 I touch no one and no one touches me. I know there are 'normal' people who can't do that, but an autistic person is significantly impared in this area. C A winter's day F C In a deep and dark December; Dm G7 F C I am alone, Dm Em Dm Em Gazing from my window to the streets below Dm F G7 On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow. In 1986, he released Graceland, an album inspired by South African… Year: 114 Views A winter's day In a deep and dark December, I am alone, Gazing from my to the below On a fallen shroud of snow. Dm Em Dm Em And I won't disturb the slumber of feelings that have died. This poem, is a depressing poem of a man who has presumably been hurt emotionally in the past.
I am not ashamed of where I've been and what I've thought. Grazie a Franz Felix G C G A winter's day, in a deep and dark december; Am D7 C G Am Bm Am Bm I am alone, gazing from my window to the streets below Am C D On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow. It may sound determined, but by the end of the song it's obvious it's all a lie he tells himself to get through the days. It kind of reaches out to me when I feel lonely. It's far from autobiographical, as Paul Simon was doing his best to write a hit song with this effort, and didn't write it for himself. My grandson is a genius, taught himself to read at 2 years old.
A winters 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 can't help but think of another of their songs to go with this one. Beautiful alliteration in the first few lines a dark and deep December. C I am a rock, G C I am an is-land. I am a rock, I am an island.
So at the time, it was probably intended to be about people who have been isolated by their peers, ie loners and nerds who in most cases are really people on the autism spectrum. You wake up from sleep. Basically, asperger's syndrom is all the people who as kids were or are labled as 'weird' and shoved aside by everyone else. Also, this line is also an example of alliteration. Play Me A Sad Song24.