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Paul Simon I Do It For Your Love Lyrics

Last updated: 09/09/2009 11:00:00 AM

We were married on a rainy day
The sky was yellow
And the grass was gray
We signed the papers
And we drove away
I do it for your love

The rooms were musty
And the pipes were old
All that winter we shared a cold
Drank all the orange juice
That we could hold
I do it for your love

Found a rug
In an old junk shop
And I brought it home to you
Along the way the colors ran
The orange bled the blue

The sting of reason
The splash of tears
The northern and the southern
Love emerges
And it disappears
I do it for your love
I do it for your love

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Little masterpiece | Reviewer: steve borrow | 9/9/09

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”.