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Re: For those who like Simon and Garfunkel...
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2011, 01:21:24 AM »

I learned 3 interesting things this weekend, on songfacts.com! They are all about Simon and Garfunkel.

-"The Sound of Silence" took 6 months to write. Paul Simon wrote about a line a day.
-The crashing drum effect heard in "The Boxer" was achieved by setting up a drumkit and some microphones in an elevator. Yes, an ELEVATOR.

And most interesting of all...

Have you ever heard of Saint Cecilia? Well, she is the patron saint of musicians. I read a very interesting theory saying that the song "Cecilia" is written about her. It makes a lot of sense when you think about it. We already know that Paul Simon wrote the song to fill up space on the album. Perhaps the song was a prayer to St. Cecilia because he had writer's block. Think about it: The chorus is telling her to come home, he wants his inspiration back. "Making love in the afternoon with Cecilia/I got up to wash my face/When I come back to bed/Someones taken my place"- making love= writing songs, and he's expressing how other artists took his place in the music world. "Jubilation, she loves me again/I fall on the floor and I laughing" because he wrote a whole song, this must mean that St. Cecilia is smiling on him!

Anyways, just thought I'd post that 'cause I thought it was really neat. Make of it what you will.

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Re: For those who like Simon and Garfunkel...
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2011, 04:35:00 AM »

She wasn't so bad.
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Re: For those who like Simon and Garfunkel...
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2011, 02:11:31 AM »

She wasn't so bad.

Here's the song "Cecilia!" Enjoy!

Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia
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