Little masterpiece |
This is one of Paul Simon’s best songs. Very minimal in form and a hint of water colour painting with splashes of colours bleeding into one another. It’s a nostalgic reflection on the highs and lows of falling in and out of love. There is a hurried marriage, the shared closeness during a harsh winter following. Eventually, reality sets in and all end in tears. There is so much condensed into this little masterpiece and the construction of the melody is truly brilliant. There is a superb interpretations of it by jazz giants Bill Evans and Toots Thielemans on their album “Affinity”.