Simon & Garfunkel - I Am A Rock Lyrics

A winter's day
In a deep and dark December
I am alone
Gazing from my window
To the streets below
On a freshly fallen, silent shroud of snow
I am a rock
I am an island

I've built walls
A fortress, steep and mighty
That none may penetrate
I have no need of friendship
Friendship causes pain.
It's laughter and it's loving I disdain.
I am a rock
I am an island

Don't talk of love
Well, I've heard the words before
It's sleeping in my memory
And I won't disturb the slumber
Of feelings that have died
If I never loved, I never would have cried
I am a rock
I am an island

I have my books
And my poetry to protect me
I am shielded in my armor
Hiding in my room
Safe within my womb
I touch no one and no one touches me
I am a rock
I am an island

And a rock feels no pain
And an island never cries

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Simon & Garfunkel I Am A Rock Comments
  1. KingCrimson

    I hate love ❤

  2. Sameoldfitup

    "All trials are trials for one's life, just as all sentences are sentences of death."
    Oscar Wilde.

  3. Alien

    I’m here cause my teacher gave me a quiz on a metaphors on this song

  4. George Mitchell

    Early *Garfunkel and Simon* the best.....❤👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😎👍🏻

  5. ayyyhasss

    I just love this song so much.

  6. Denice Nur Azfar

    It's ironic actually that I Am a Rock song suggests that the singer repels everyone near him while I Am a Rock stand attract things around the intended target.

  7. RK Wall

    I am petrified wood.

  8. Tony Bates

    Magnificent lyric.

  9. Phung Ngo

    Wonderful music!!

  10. jayson biggs

    I hear the Dylan influence.

  11. cebolinha198


  12. Thomas Ashe

    To my dear brother Chuck. You once wanted to know me. I'm a rock, but I've always been there for everyone. Just a hermit. My daughters call me a Hobbit. I have my own adventures. It's how I make friends.

  13. Martin Christian Aguilar

    What Kars sings in space

  14. sharqa zaman

    oh never new december is in winter thats the only reason i clicked on this video

  15. Samuel Griffin

    Next time duo would be reunited was in 1975 with My Little Town after they had their final hit together Bridge Over Troubled Water back in 1970

  16. Matt Attack

    Felt like this when I was 20 one of my favorites from Simon and Garfunkel

  17. James Kennedy

    I touch no-one /and no-one touches me !!

  18. James Kennedy

    I am a rock /I am an Island!!!

  19. stella starfort

    this is what happens at two am and a jojo fan walks in

    *I AM A ROCK*

    thanks arocki

  20. Sabbath maiden fan

    For my brother I hope you found what you were searching for

  21. Editor Thompson

    We're all being Zooey

  22. James Kennedy

    I am shielded in my armor.........

  23. James Kennedy

    I build walls / a fortress deep and mighty.........

  24. jeff westcott

    paul simon...........greater songwriter than the beatles!

  25. tvogt15

    This song is a BANGER SON

  26. Radical Wicked Witch

    we all know this is The Strength and Patience of The Hill from The Raven Tower

  27. Andru Collins

    Why does Araki have good taste in music?

  28. Cherry Moon

    This song is good wow, thanks jojo

  29. Miguel Moreno

    Simon and Garfunkel: i am an island
    IDLES: No one is an island

  30. Fly Drive 2020

    'I am a plank! I watch Love Island!!!' LOL :o)

    Well let's face it: Many of the contestants on that show would definitely find becoming members of DENSA useful ...

  31. matthew moeller


  32. Dennis The Menace

    "I am a rock, I am an island, I am incontinent"

  33. city zen

    "No man is an island." He's a peninsula.

  34. Deborah Garcia-Mailes

    I'm a rock ,Don't give a shit..

  35. Robert Gibson

    1966.. pop purity, to the point. so much expertise concentrated in such a short span of studio time...

  36. Jamie Simms

    The Wonder Years this is such a true and perfect song

  37. J F

    With a few minor lyric changes, this is the song I'm going to sing in my head whenever I have to be around people with narcissistic personality disorder. =D

    "I am a rock.
    I am a graaaay rock.
    I am so dull
    you will find no supply
    of drama from meeeee.
    I have no need of [your] friendship, [your] friendship causes pain."

  38. James Kennedy

    And a rock feels no pain/ and an Island never cries...............

  39. James Kennedy

    What the fuck !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  40. Ray Animates

    *I am soft and wet*

  41. James Kennedy

    If I never loved /I never would have cried.........

  42. Skortan 8

    i am disintegrating in the ocean.

  43. Fyje Dtjsj

    I come from jojolion

  44. Matt I

    "It's laughter and loving I disdain"

    Amen to that. I feel the same way thanks to my ex wife

  45. Sameoldfitup

    A winter's day
    In a deep and dark
    I am alone
    Gazing from my window to the streets below
    On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow
    I am a rock
    I am an island

  46. Sameoldfitup

    My wandering soul, how it aimlessly dwells Among darkened hills, amidst
    its unseen spells, And in the distance all that I hear: the summoning of
    bells. Far above me, the high boughs they are bending, The once hidden
    moon now slowly ascending And as it sings to the world its sleep song, I
    sit in its shadow and await my ending.

  47. Fatih Yılmaz

    *TİLDA* hilda mathilda arıyorum

  48. Debbie Dunham

    I grew up listening to this duo and the best song out of all their hits has to be bridge over troubled water when I'm down I listen to this and then I don't feel so sad !!

  49. chegeny

    rock level achieved

  50. stan wood

    I thought it said "I do smoke rock, I'm from Rhode Island"

  51. RAT

    This song is an actual fucking bop

  52. Daniel Elliott

    Just a public comment.

  53. Laila Marrah

    30 décembre 2019

  54. Monika H.

    Meine Jugend, ich liebe diese Musik immer noch.

  55. Morgan Ballantyne

    Paul Simon was Emo before it was cool

  56. James Kennedy

    I am shielded in my armor............

  57. James Kennedy

    I've build walls/ that none will penetrate.........

  58. Ocareening

    My introvert friends whenever I ask them to hang out be like

  59. James Kennedy

    Don't talk of love /It's sleeping in my memorie........

  60. James Kennedy

    I am old..

  61. Sean Harrison

    60s were the best

  62. a bowl of macaroni

    manga readers rise up

  63. Azer Simple

    If you don’t care, then you can never be disappointed.

  64. Vlasko60

    This song describes the isolation that I hate and the isolation that I love. Brilliant song writing and Paul's voice is so powerful here.

  65. steve wakeham

    What a song., my fav by Simon and Garfunkel .

  66. Vins Aguilar

    Fantastic song. It starts ... and I want to cry ...

  67. Tiger Trophy

    You can throw a rock to the bottom of the lake river ocean or leave it in the desert.

  68. James Kennedy

    This is me/ unfortunately!!

  69. James Kennedy

    And a rock feels no pain / and an Island never cries......

  70. James Kennedy

    I touche no- one /And no- one touches me

  71. MrRocksW

    No man is an island entire of itself; every man
    is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;
    if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe
    is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as
    well as any manner of thy friends or of thine
    own were; any man's death diminishes me,
    because I am involved in mankind.

    And therefore never send to know for whom
    the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.

    'No Man is an Island' - John Donne

  72. Aliksandr

    Stone is They

  73. Bumjun Park

    If I never loved I never would have pride....

  74. anna gates


  75. James Kennedy

    If I never loved / I never would have cried........

  76. Doug Reed

    How in the world could anyone thumb this down???

  77. Under Construction

    I love being recommended old music

  78. Jennifer G

    This song in many ways sums up what Schizoid Personality Disorder is like.

  79. VaraKomo

    something something JOJO REFERENCE

  80. Daniel MATEO

    I played this music while having the infinite power cheat in fnaf with both doors shut.

  81. Stephen gee

    Friendship causes pain it sure does

  82. Samuel Griffin

    Simon and Garfunkel duo of the entire sixties decade

  83. holtridge

    A young Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.

  84. BigBrotherEddie

    Paul Simon - one of the most gifted lyricists ever.

  85. James Kennedy

    And a rock feels no pain/ And an Island never cries...........

  86. James Kennedy

    Jesus fucking christ ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  87. Sean L

    its December, i can finally listen to this!

  88. Abraham Mitacc


  89. Jiminy Stevens

    The ultimate loaner song

  90. James Kennedy

    If I never loved/ I never would have cried.................

  91. James Kennedy

    That none may penetrate................................

  92. rob yohn

    This song describes heterosexual men to a T.

  93. The111Queen

    this is the perfect song for INFJ's. let me hear
    from you all my clan

  94. Do Da

    I'm rubber, you're glue!

  95. Alli C

    Garfunkel looks like he would be a garfunkel.

  96. matthew franklin

    For Peter &Amanda & LEVI & PJ 🇬🇧☘️👍from Matthew 🙏🏻

  97. david evans

    i am a rock thanks to this and a fortress deep and mighty ...have you heard the words before ???

  98. James Kennedy

    This Is me /Unfortunately ..................................