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Loves Me Like a Rock

Paul Simon
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1973
Singolo poi incluso nell'album There Goes Rhymin' Simon
Loves Me Like A RockThere Goes Rhymin' Simon


da Songfacts :

- Paul wanted to do a gospel-feel type song….... And he wanted to have fun with the lyrics. This was recorded in early 1973, around the time the Senate Watergate Committee was holding its famous hearings and Paul couldn't resist the playful reference.

- I read in an interview Simon gave that the lines "My momma loves me....." are specifically about Nixon, that no matter how many dirty things he did, in Nixon's mind it was ok because his mom loved him.

- I like the way the speaker's (Nixon?) means of justifying himself shows a corruption of his soul. In the beginning he is "consecrated" by some religious rite, an outpouring of God's mercy. Then he is "consummated", referring to the act of consummation which makes complete and is justified by the marriage rite, but at the same time refers to the sex act in corrupt terms: "snatch a little purity". Finally, the speaker is not justified by God at all buy by his own power: the Presidential Seal.

Nella edizione ufficiale del 1973 Paul Simon è accompagnato dai Dixie Hummingbirds.

Vorrei segnalare la bella interpretazione della traccia nel video a colori caricato da " Shout! Factory "
durata 4' 30"
con la partecipazione di Stevie Wonder e dei Dixie Hummingbirds anche se in questa occasione l'autore ne esce palesamente sovrastato dalla interpretazione " soul " dei suoi ospiti …..


"I don't think Paul Simon has ever looked or sounded whiter, bless 'im." è uno dei commenti piu' significativi
When I was a little boy
(When I was just a boy)
And the Devil called my name
(When I was just a boy)
I'd say, "Now who do (who)
Who do you think you're fooling?"
(When I was just a boy)

I'm a consecrated boy
(When I was just a boy)
Singer in a Sunday choir
Oh, my mama loves me, she loves me
She get down on her knees and hug me
Oh, she loves me like a rock
She rock me like the rock of ages
And loves me
She love me, love me, love me, love me

When I was grown to be a man
(Grown to be a man)
And the Devil would call my name
(Grown to be a man)
I'd say "now who do (who)
Who do you think you're fooling?"
(Grown to be a man)

I'm a consummated man
(Grown to be a man)
I can snatch a little purity
My mama loves me, she loves me
She get down on her knees and hug me
Oh, she loves me like a rock
She rock me like the rock of ages
And loves me
She love me, love me, love me, love me

And if I was President
(Was the president)
The minute the Congress called my name
(Was the president)
I'd say "now who do (who)
Who do you think you're fooling?"
(Who do you think you're fooling?)

I've got the presidential seal
(Was the president)
I'm up on the presidential podium
My mama loves me, she loves me
She get down on her knees and hug me
Oh, and she loves me like a rock
She rock me like the rock of ages
And love me
She love me, love me, love me, love me
(Loves me like a rock)
She love me, love me, love me, love me
(Loves me like a rock)
She love me, love me, love me, love me
(Loves me like a rock)

(Loves me like a rock)
(Loves me like a rock, oh baby)
(Loves me like a rock)
(Loves me like a rock)
(Loves me like a rock, oh baby)
(Loves me like a rock)
(Loves me like a rock)
(Loves me like a rock, oh baby)
(Loves me like a rock)
(Loves me like a rock)
(Loves me like a rock, oh baby)
(Loves me like a rock)
(Loves me like a rock)
(Loves me like a rock, oh baby)
(Loves me like a rock)
(Loves me like a rock)
(Loves me like a rock, oh baby)
(Loves me like a rock)
(Loves me like a rock)
(Loves me like a rock, oh baby)

inviata da L. E. - 13/6/2020 - 23:52


Grazie per IL commentario su questa canzone. Non l'avevo mai capito; adesso è chiarissimo!

Victoria Byrne - 30/1/2021 - 17:58



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