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Duncan Lyrics By Paul Simon

    couple in the next room bound to win a prize
    they’ve been going at it all night long
    well i’m trying to get some sleep
    but these motel walls are cheap
    lincoln duncan is my name and here’s my song
    here’s my song

    my father was a fisherman
    my mama was the fisherman’s friend
    and i was born in the boredom and the chowder
    so when i reached my prime i left my home in the maritimes
    headed down the turnpike for new england
    sweet new england

    holes in my confidence
    holes in the knees of my jeans
    i was left without a penny in my pocket
    oohoowee i was about destituted as a kid could be
    and i wished i wore a ring so i could hock it
    i’d like to hock it

    a young girl in a parking lot was preaching to a crowd
    singing sacred songs and reading from the bible
    well i told her i was lost
    and she told me all about the pentecost
    and i seen that girl as the road to my survival

    i know i know i know i know i know i know

    just later on the very same night
    when i crept to her tent with a flashlight
    and my long years of innocence ended
    well she took me to the woods
    saying here comes something and it feels so good
    and just like a dog i was befriended
    i was befriended

    oh oh what a night
    oh what a garden of delight
    even now that sweet memory lingers
    i was playing my lying underneath the stars
    just thanking the lord for my fingers
    for my fingers

    i know i know i know i know i know i know

    Artist: Paul Simon

    Year: 1972

    Decade: 70s

    Language: en

    Word Count: 140