Paul Simon - Gumboots Lyrics




I was having this discussion
In a taxi heading downtown
Rearranging my position
On this friend of mine who had
A little bit of a breakdown
I said breakdowns come
And breakdowns go
So what are you going to do about it
That's what I'd like to know

You don't feel you could love me
But I feel you could

It was in the early morning hours
When I fell into a phone call
Believing I had supernatural powers
I slammed into a brick wall
I said hey, is this my problem?
Is this my fault?
If that's the way it's going to be
I'm going to call the whole thing to a halt

You don't feel you could love me
But I feel you could
You don't feel you could love me
But I feel you could

I was walking down the street
When I thought I heard this voice say
Say, ain't we walking down the same street together
On the very same day
I said hey Senorita that's astute
I said why don't we get together
And call ourselves an institute

You don't feel you could love me
But I feel you could
You don't feel you could love me
But I feel you could





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  1. Sammy Stone

    🌆🌇🌅🌄🌉🌉🏔🏔🌲🌲🌴🌴🐉🐉

  2. Joe Bish

    I hate hearing Simon's lyrics over this brilliant music. They just don't match. This stuff doesn't need any lyrics.

  3. PPYARDMAN SCOOTA

    To Paul Simon your Graceland album was my first love of music I was 4 years old it was my first album and is still the best nothing compares to your music and singing thanks for a lifetime of happy songs

  4. Laura Petrine

    Say, ain’t we commenting on the same website together on the very same video?

  5. xyz 7kwj

    uhhh uhhuh uh uhhhhhhuhhhhhhh

  6. Aaron Haninchick

    I think this song really is about a woman the narrator is having a relationship with but is unsure if he wants to continue it. She is falling in love with him but he doesn't feel as strongly, therefore he disregards the idea that her problems or "breakdown" could be associated with him. He gets defensive because he doesn't want to be held responsible for her emotions or deal with talking about their relationship. The narrator knows the woman might be right (you don't feel you could love me) but doesn't want to acknowledge it yet. He isn't in a mindset to commit to anybody, but doesn't necessarily want to be alone. That's why he convinces himself that this girl on the street is flirting with him, looking for any reason to move onto something new before things get too serious. Really, he is the one that initiates things with the new girl and the cycle starts over again.

  7. pati baumberger

    I love how the intro sounds, reminds me of 60’s spy music. This whole song is a masterpiece. I could listen to it forever, and never get sick of hearing it’s wonderful sounds, notes, lyrics, everything. It’s wonderful!

  8. Funny hippo

    graceland is in my top 5 best album list for sure

  9. Danny Karbon

    The intro... wow.

  10. Anthony Navarro

    🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🍍

  11. myasirg

    Yes!
    "Why dont we get together and call ourselves an institute" XD
    uhh. Best Song EVER!!
    Yes!

  12. Jeffrey Watts

    Yes!
    This is an really good song.

  13. Briana Johnson

    Yes!
    "Why dont we get together and call ourselves an institute" XD
    uhh. Best Song EVER!!

  14. therosalieisfit

    "Why dont we get together and call ourselves an institute" XD
    Why so many thumbs down? Jesus

    Heywood Jabuzoff

    I understand Jesus also received many thumbs down... you can't please them all. 😉

  15. Joana Alves

    Love love love this album.. grew up listening to this album from my Dad's collection!
    I think this might be my favorite song on the album. Just sayin...

  16. john bisigni

    I think this might be my favorite song on the album. Just sayin...
    Love love love this album.. grew up listening to this album from my Dad's collection!

  17. Mollie Moo.

    Why so many thumbs down? Jesus
    uhh. Best Song EVER!!

  18. jaydoe7821

    Love love love this album.. grew up listening to this album from my Dad's collection!
    "Believing I had supernatural powers, I slammed into a brick wall"

  19. Loubaki franck

    Love love love this album.. grew up listening to this album from my Dad's collection!
    15 people don't know what good music is
    How does and PS song have 15 dislikes

  20. Jose F. Matías

    ¡Hey señorita!

  21. Mariia Ulibegova

    "Why dont we get together and call ourselves an institute" XD

  22. Meesh

    Soooo good.

  23. RadioGuy

    I used to hate this song but after a crap ton of listens, I get it now. This song's a real bop, and a great addition to Graceland. Also that sax though

  24. Zach Hardy

    You don't feel you could love me but I feel you could... oooo oooo


    The horns after that line really capture the feeling of longing and love waiting to be revealed for me.

  25. Thomas Ahrens

    A lot of quotes here. My favorite is "You don't feel you could love me but I feel you could" Hope I got it right.

  26. T L

    Best album ever made!!
    Even still in 2019!!

  27. Bob .Grant

    Loved this song the moment I heard it.

  28. Degree7

    Why so many thumbs down? Jesus

    Anita Huie

    Just stupidity.

  29. Brian Castillo

    Wanderwal music

  30. martine murphy

    This song brings me joy :)

  31. Binks Webelf

    This song is a classic. It has been heard, loved, and judged a piece of art. If you actually took the time to come here and vote it down, that is a judgment on you, not on Paul Simon & his amazing musical body of work.

  32. Smokeyyy

    if you disliked this album i dislike you so go listen to your shit music because this is just amazing on every single level

    Mike Selimoè

    ...😂😂😂😂😂 an excellent track indeed !!

  33. Fullytorqued2

    I was having this discussion
    In a taxi heading downtown
    Rearranging my position
    On this friend of mine who had

    A little bit of a breakdown
    I said breakdowns come
    And breakdowns go
    So what are you going to do about it

    That's what I'd like to know
    You don't feel you could love me
    But I feel you could

    It was in the early morning hours
    When I fell into a phone call
    Believing I had supernatural powers
    I slammed into a brick wall

    I said hey, is this my problem?
    Is this my fault?
    If that's the way it's going to be
    I'm going to call the whole thing to a halt

    You don't feel you could love me
    But I feel you could
    You don't feel you could love me
    But I feel you could

    I was walking down the street
    When I thought I heard this voice say
    Say, ain't we walking down the same street together
    On the very same day

    I said hey Senorita that's astute
    I said why don't we get together
    And call ourselves an institute

    You don't feel you could love me
    But I feel you could
    You don't feel you could love me
    But I feel you could - I was having this discussion in a taxi heading downtown

    Lizzie Does things

    Thank You

  34. ian swanson

    The 61worst people on Earth have listened to this song, apparently. That's crazy that all 61 congregated in this one corner of the intertubes.

    Anita Huie

    They are preteen idiots. Just ignore them. Anyway, this album won the Grammy of the year. So, who am I to blow against the wind

  35. Anthony Navarro

    This tune is just right. Its a musical equivalent of a smile.

  36. jerry stanley

    Trucked many a mile with this album!😎

  37. musicfan

    One of the greatest song writers ever.

  38. Kia

    I think this might be my favorite song on the album. Just sayin...

  39. Shahir Thidil

    if he was gay id smash him personally... love Simon and Simon says

  40. Anita Delph

    Love love love this album.. grew up listening to this album from my Dad's collection!

    Woodenfan

    Same, actually!

    T L

    My daughter did too ...
    Now she’s in college and still listens 😄

    razorfett147

    Same....except it was one of moms favorites. Reminds me of her everytime i hear music from this album 😔

    OperaTion NoRthwooDs

    Holy shit me too. My das would play this record all the time. I didn't like it cuz u was a teen of course. But now at 42 i love it too.

  41. Alan Dunlavey

    This is an really good song.

  42. Cherry Garcia

    uhh. Best Song EVER!!

  43. Sandy Angel

    15 people don't know what good music is

    tim good old songs

    very true

    Cherry Garcia

    way to go 15 dolt douches. "mmm, I'm not a fan, bluhhh".

    Anthony Navarro

    Debbie downers and a few Buzz Killingtons

    valy0f

    many people dislike those videos because those are reuploads again, it can be frustrating, i also thought for a moment "a new Simon song?" just to realize its a reupload. They prob think its a great song, its just annoying to see old songs getting reuploaded again and again

  44. Closing the Loop

    How does and PS song have 15 dislikes

  45. RandyPantheGoatBoy

    "Believing I had supernatural powers, I slammed into a brick wall"

    James Edgar

    I said "hey, is this my problem? Is this my fault?" If that's the way it's gonna be I want to call the whole thing to a halt.

    TheInsensitiveAsshole

    +James Edgar
    You don't feel you could love me, but I feel you could!

    Otto Greenleaf

    R.I.P. guitarist Ray Phiri.

    Ian Alicia Perry

    RandyPantheGoatBoy I ended up reading this comment right as he started singing it! Haha

    Thomas Ahrens

    @TheInsensitiveAsshole That is my favorite too.

  46. HisDukeNess

    I was having this discussion in taxi heading down town...

    Mary T.

    @Boss Isaac I was walking down the street when I thought I heard this voice say...

    Linda W.

    Say... aint we walking down the same street together on the very same day...

    s1tanner

    I said hey Senorita that's astute.

    Nthenya's Diary

    s1tanner
    I said why don't we get together
    And call ourselves an institute

    Cheerio Bob

    You don't feel you could love me but I feel you could...