Paul Simon - The Rhythm Of The Saints Lyrics




If I have weaknesses
Don't let them blind me
Or camouflage all I am wary of
I could be sailing in seizures of laughter
Or crawling out from under the heel of love
Do my prayers remain unanswered
Like a beggar at your sleeve
Olodumare is smiling in heaven
Smiling in heaven I do believe

Reach in the darkness
A reach in the dark
Reach in the darkness
A reach in the dark
To overcome an obstacle or an enemy
To glide away from the razor or a knife
To overcome an obstacle or an enemy
To dominate the impossible in your life

Always a stranger when strange isn't fashionable
And fashion is rich people waving at the door
Or it's a dealer in drugs or in passion
Lies of a nature we've heard before
Do my prayers remain unanswered
Like a beggar at your sleeve
Balalu-aye spins on his crutches
Says leave if you want
If you want to leave

Reach in the darkness
A reach in the dark
A reach in the darkness
Reach in the dark
To overcome an obstacle or an enemy
To glide away from the razor or a knife
To overcome an obstacle or an enemy
To dominate the impossible in your life
Reach in the darkness
A reach in the dark
Reach in the darkness
A reach in the dark
To overcome an obstacle or an enemy
To dominate the impossible in your life
Reach in the darkness
A reach in the dark





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  1. Sérgio Silva

    Olodumaré smile in the heaven, I do bealieve !
    Olodumaré bless us!

  2. Eric Owusu Nimako

    So did you acknowledge the highlife elements in the song or we're just gonna ignore it?

  3. Robert james Toward

    This song reminds me of my dad.he used to play this album when we went on roadtrips.

  4. Nikita Page

    Britain: John Lennon. USA: Paul Simon. At some point in the future, Simon will probably invent an astonishing, innovative sound that inspires listeners and musicians for ANOTHER fifty years.

  5. ralph Smith

    This song is almost hypnotic! Once heard I could never get it out of my mind! It goes beyond genius!

  6. ben 1981

    This is my favorite album of all time and has been since I first heard it in the mid 90’s

  7. Alyssa Fernandes

    Brie Larson brought me here and now I’m never leaving

  8. Buni Amobi

    Bri Larson

  9. Bill Law

    ALSO. . . . Like The GRACELAND CONCERT In ZIMBABWE!!! (see below!!!)
    What A Talent ONCE INNA LIFE TIME!!!! Bill and Suzie Q!!!

  10. Bill Law

    PAUL SIMON . . . WOW!!! . . . I love How He Just Keeps On Sneaking Up and
    Impressing THE HELL OUTTA ME!!!

  11. Danny Costello

    My God, what a song.

  12. MyRackley

    Happy All Saints' Day everyone!

  13. Jose Gomez

    Timeless album!

  14. Jose Gomez

    Awesome song!

  15. Roger Sawkins

    Love this song . Very different Paul Simon

  16. Josh Young

    Such a powerful song and album.

  17. Christopher Lizon

    THANK YOU SONY!!

  18. SmallvillenerdTwo

    nigga you just went full cozy

  19. Neil Friedman

    All we can do is keep reaching through the darkness

    Peter Lloyd

    Be careful. This could get you arrested.

  20. MsCygnusX1

    To overcome an obstacle or an enemy, to dominate the impossible in your life

    Danny Costello

    I find it very reassuring.

    Nikita Page

    Olodumare and Babalu-Aye are lwa (deities/entities) revered in West African and Afro-Caribbean faiths. Caribbean slaves were forbidden their native religions, so they "synced" their lwa with Catholic saints, whom they could revere openly. In time, distinctions blurred, and entities with the attributes of both saint and lwa emerged. You don't have to know this to love the album, but it makes the lyrics more poignant...

  21. Anthony Peters

    such beauty

    Danny Costello

    Brings me to tears.

  22. papergirl829

    I absolutely love your music. Wish I could have seen you perform in person! Stay well and thank you from my heart for your musical gifts!!!