Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I am, I said.

I'm just a bit embarrassed to admit that I like this song by Neil Diamond.



Here are the lyrics:

LA's fine, sunshine most of the time
The feeling is laid back
Palm trees grow and the rents are low
But you know I keep thinking about
Making my way back

Well, I'm New York City born and raised
But nowadays, I'm lost between two shores
LA's fine, but it ain't home
New York's home but it ain't mine no more

I am, I said
To no one there
And no one heard at all
Not even the chair
I am, I cried
I am, said I
And I am lost, and I can't even say why
Leavin' me lonely still

Did you ever read about a frog who dreamed of being a king
And then became one
Well, except for the names and a few other changes
If you talk about me, the story's the same one

But I got an emptiness deep inside
And I've tried but it won't let me go
And I'm not a man who likes to swear
But I've never cared for the sound of being alone

I am, I said
To no one there
And no one heard at all
Not even the chair
I am, I cried
I am, said I
And I am lost, and I can't even say why

I am, I said
I am, I cried
I am...

4 comments:

Johanna said...

For years I would avert my eyes and grin sheepishly when I had to admit that yes, I WAS a Neil Diamond fan. Now I don't care what people think.

I LOVE NEIL DIAMOND!!!!!

And this is, regardless of who sings it, a magnificent song. It was my anthem while going through my Existentialist Phase.

Alex said...

Hola Johanna...

As long as you're not a Neil Sedaka or Barry Manilow fan...

(grin)

Johanna said...

Naaaaah! Not I!

Except maybe when I'm at the Copa..

Copacabana...

tangobaby said...

I love Neil Diamond AND I happily admit that I am trying to get tickets to see Tom Jones in July. Front row.

Be proud, Alex!