by Paul Simon

"Let us be lovers, we'll marry our fortunes together.
I've got some real estate here in my bag."
So we bought a pack of cigarettes and Mrs. Wagner's pies
And walked off to look for America

"Kathy," I said as we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh,
"Michigan seems like a dream to me now."
It took me 4 days to hitchhike from Saginaw
I've gone to look for America

Laughing on the bus/Playing games with the faces
She said the man in the gabardine suit was a spy.
I said, "Be careful, his bowtie is really a camera."

"Toss me a cigarette. I think there's one in my raincoat.
We smoked the last one an hour ago."
So I looked at the scenery, she read her magazine.
And the moon rose over an open field.

"Kathy, I'm lost," I said, though I knew she was sleeping.
I'm empty and aching, and I don't know why.
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike,
They've all gone to look for America
All gone to look for America/All gone to look for America.

Paul Simon - Bookends, Simon and Garfunkel 1968

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