Simon, Not Garfunkel

giving credit where credit is due

Paul — you were and continue to be
a once-in-a-generation
creative genius,
an artistic
force of
nature.

Art — you were Paul’s best friend.

Paul — you composed every song,
mastered every instrument,
dreamt up every melody,
arranged every harmony,
earned every Grammy.

Art — you were slightly taller.

Paul — you exquisitely blended
folk rock and pop ballads,
Mambazo’s township gospel,
Julio’s schoolyard rhythms,
Zydeco and Delta Blues.

Art — you were the blonde.

Art — you rode Paul’s coattails
to the Concert in the Park,
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,
your Lifetime Achievement Award
and a side-career on the silver screen.

Paul — you still da man.

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Editor of No Crime in Rhymin' and Language Lab | the Woke Bloke ..."come for the sarcasm, stay for my soft side"

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