Simon & Garfunkel - Kathy's Song Lyrics




I hear the drizzle of the rain
Like a memory it falls
Soft and warm continuing
Tapping on my roof and walls

And from the shelter of my mind
Through the window of my eyes
I gaze beyond the rain-drenched streets
To England, where my heart lies

My mind's distracted and diffused
My thoughts are many miles away
They lie with you when you're asleep
And kiss you when you start your day

And a song I was writing is left undone
I don't know why I spend my time
Writing songs I can't believe
With words that tear and strain to rhyme

And so you see, I have come to doubt
All that I once held as true
I stand alone without beliefs
The only truth I know is you

And as I watch the drops of rain
Weave their weary paths and die
I know that I am like the rain
There but for the grace of you go I





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  1. Daniel Elliott

    Aggregate all of the stuff I've said.
    I'm riding to New York and smoking a joint in central park on the grass.
    How much is that brownstone that I am buying?
    I'll serve you no food as I purchase the property.
    I just got the King of England to quit his claim.
    I'm coming. He knows they were all imposters.

  2. Daniel Elliott

    The internet is a sack of garbage.
    i'll never forget the high school summers listening to this music.
    In fact it was winter, a best time for me and my mother.
    The best of all.

  3. Amy Dipper

    “So you see I have come to doubt
    All that I once held as true
    I stand alone without beliefs
    The only truth I know is you”

    The most beautiful lyrics. Simon and Garfunkel are completely timeless and I will never tire of these songs

  4. mako mako

    The only truth I know is you. World in peace !

  5. allison hunter

    Sublime

  6. Expanding Sound

    It Just doesn’t get better than this really

  7. mrrifleman

    go artie

  8. lo.fi.emotions.

    Born in the '90s and forever nostalgic for the hippie era when they made this beautiful music and people actually cared about each other not just money and the rat race.

    Niesa Armien

    You are a sweetie. I was born in 1958. What a time it was, excuse the pun😍

    Pratik Lomte

    Well born in 2001 I can completely agree with you

    Btw I thought no one listened to these type of songs anymore and here I see a comment3 days ago

    Joe Serianz

    @Pratik Lomte Many people still listen. You might also like Reilly and Maloney and Kate Wolf.

    Elizabeth A Volck

    I love paul simon's music. It is not just beautiful music. It is poetry. And i have been listening to him since 1965. Never tire of it. Ever.

  9. Kevin Mcnamara

    Kiss you when you start your day GinaD❤️

  10. Beth B

    How I miss the music from then... reminds me of playing guitar and singing with my Dad. How I miss him and my Mom....

  11. Patrick Clark

    How is it possible that there is so many uncultured heathens in the world that would give this a 👎? This is an example of songwriting and guitar playing in its purest and most brilliant form. It is poetry set to music in a stripped down format with no teams of writers, auto tune, or preprogrammed music off of a computer
    Just two guys and one guitar, eloquent words and brilliant guitar playing.

  12. Rodolfo Bulos

    Thank you for all your comments as we have the same course, Pls, just call me Rudy a Pilipino but I live in Brazil

  13. Samantha Etter

    This will always be my favorite simon and garfunkel song💔💕

  14. Tal Zohar

    Now this is a love song :)

  15. Alun Smith

    To Britain, not england.x.

  16. logarithmic7

    Im here because of Lefie

  17. Dan Gregson

    Somehow I'm just hearing this song for the first time today. What a bright spot in what has been a very crazy time in the world. I couldn't help but think of one of my favorite Shakespeare quotes as I read the lyrics:

    "I to the world am like a drop of water
    That in the ocean seeks another drop,
    Who, falling there to find his fellow forth -
    Unseen, inquisitive - confounds himself."

    I feel like that is such a great comparison to Simon's lines:

    "And as I watch the drops of rain
    Weave their weary paths and die
    I know that I am like the rain"

    That last line: "There but for the grace of you go I" brings that all together so well. This is now my very favorite lyric.

  18. CREMENNZ

    サイモンとガーファンクルの中で一番好きな歌です。本当に美しい。幾つかのバージョン、カバー曲、どれを聞いても良いんだよな。

  19. 上家秀和

    Splended

  20. Robert Quinn

    This song is sung better by Paul than by Art.

    Halsey Taylor

    That's absolutely true. IMHO Simon's writing for Simon & Garfunkel is genius, classic, and eternal. Strangely though, it's like Paul can't write unless he's writing for Art's voice - even when Art's not the one singing. His solo albums were initially successful but not terribly memorable. This song and album is still perfection after 53 years.

  21. Jens Jens

    This song is to good. His guitar playing and his singing. Both played at the same time. Oh my god.

  22. Peter Mwaniki

    "Cathy's Song", easily the most romantically creative of Simon & Garfunkel's songs ...
    Simon, why did you not marry the girl! aaaah, your mind was distracted & diffused, I understand, that's what love does to you ...

    I hear the drizzle of the rain
    Like a memory it falls
    Soft and warm continuing
    Tapping on my roof and walls
    ...
    And from the shelter of my mind
    Through the window of my eyes
    ...
    My mind's distracted and diffused
    My thoughts are many miles away
    They lie with you when you're asleep
    And kiss you when you start your day
    ...
    And so you see, I have come to doubt
    All that I once held as true
    I stand alone without beliefs
    The only truth I know is you ...

    Thanks Paul & Garfunkel you've made the world sweeter ... it's creativity like this that sweeps my mind & jogs my imagination

  23. Fleetwood Black

    After wolf these years I finnaly gove them a listen and I feel soo lucky to have soo many new songs to love that are quite inspiring and thoughtful.

  24. Helen Ruiz

    ❤❤❤

  25. PaulGreen11

    I heard this song when I was about 10yrs old.
    I felt like I wanted to go away and go home at the same time.
    I've been wandering, searching ever sense.

  26. Meatloaf Joe Strickland

    Beautiful

  27. Marty Palanos

    if I ever get tired of pauls lyrics and arts voice its time to meet my maker.

  28. Lisa Zarkower

    Truly the greatest songwriter of my time.

  29. Edward Wall

    The opening chords to this beautiful song are the opening chords to my happiness. I remember when I was living in a small flat and I knew a girl who made my heart ache every time I saw her, she never knew it but that's how it was. I would sing this song out loud and to me this was her song. Our lives took turns that took us in different directions but my heart always had an empty spot. Time passed and fate interviewed, we crossed paths again and I had the courage to tell her how I really felt. My mind was distracted and diffused and my thoughts were many miles away but on that evening, nothing could have been clearer. She is now my wife and she still doesn't know it but Kathy's song still brings an ache to my giddy heart...all because of her.

    Camden Yard

    Awesome

    Corgicottage

    What a lovely tale of unrequited love that became real

    Niesa Armien

    Wow. Awesome. God's stuff....

  30. Ronald Lopez

    This song is the most valuable to me it explains how I am..and accidentally i had a love that named cathy..and at the same time i had a unforgettable glimpse of english street lit after a rain those streets light reflect on wet pavements and i am an artist and musician please understand hown i feel till the rest of my life

  31. Andy Petrovich

    Would I listen to this song forever or "April, Come She Will?"

  32. Juliano Zezo

    Uma bela canção, que nunca fenecerá . Canções assim devem ser mostradas a próximas gerações.

  33. The 18

    I will wear you in that pair of comfortable shoes that you left behind

  34. john doe

    Real music!

    Green Lizard

    Quite honestly when great artists like Simon and Garfunkel pass away where are the replacements ? Nothing stands out to me .

  35. andre vos

    yajaira hdez

  36. Ron Vink

    This song reaches my heart deadcentre....

  37. Bernard Fox

    The greatest love song ever written. A big claim I know. Name a better one !

    Realistikk513

    This and something in the the way she moves ade my favorite.

  38. Kathleen Burns

    My name is Kathy. Kathleen. This touches my heart every time.

  39. Norfolk Enchants

    What's often overlooked is just how sweet Simon's voice was. Always found his vocal more interesting than Art's, which was clearly exceptional in its purity.

  40. Don James

    thank you paul for such a beautiful soulful song

  41. 37Dionysos

    "My religion is love, and you are its only tenet." (Keats to Fanny Brawne)

  42. MignonneFille

    Paul Simon is just... 💗💗💗💗🎶🎶🎶🎶

  43. Bob C

    Lyrics
    I hear the drizzle of the rain
    Like a memory it falls
    Soft and warm continuing
    Tapping on my roof and walls
    And from the shelter of my mind
    Through the window of my eyes
    I gaze beyond the rain-drenched streets
    To England where my heart lies
    My mind's distracted and diffused
    My thoughts are many miles away
    They lie with you when you're asleep
    And kiss you when you start your day
    And as a song I was writing is left undone
    I don't know why I spend my time
    Writing songs I can't believe
    With words that tear and strain to rhyme
    And so you see I have come to doubt
    All that I once held as true
    I stand alone without beliefs
    The only truth I know is you
    And as I watch the drops of rain
    Weave their weary paths and die
    I know that I am like the rain
    There but for the grace of you go I
    Songwriters: Paul Simon

  44. Karmen Jazbec

    how gentle

  45. Edward Teach

    a Bitter sweet song ! This sad and romantic song, wich dedicated the welsh Girl, friend Of paul & simon in the 60's , it's has Something spêcial , that's brings you shiver, goosbump, those true writers , became rare !! of course , nostalig to this awesome period,

  46. Angie Yuwen

    The song gives me peace.

  47. Cady Youngbauer

    This song really is about real love. I 100% agree.

  48. Joachim Hannah

    Just imagine puberty, the hormones and falling in love. I grew up with this and I've never been the same. bless you guys for all the love songs.

  49. ravivaldi permana

    i really really like this song!

  50. Master of procrastination 2.0

    So you see, I have come to doubt
    All that I once held as true
    I stand alone without beliefs
    The only truth I know is you

  51. Sophia Maria

    This song reminds me of my dad, current status: crying

  52. Peter MacDonald

    No offense to Mr G but I prefer to hear Paul singing this. Pure folk music.

  53. Macushla XOXO

    I love you so damn much! The only truth I know is you.

  54. Daniel Cropp

    Simple and beautiful.

  55. Under the Surface

    there before the grace of you go i

  56. b1101

    "(...) I’m sorry for that. I’ll always love you ‘cause we grew up together and you helped make me who I am. I just wanted you to know there will be a piece of you in me always, and I’m grateful for that. Whatever someone you become, and wherever you are in the world, I’m sending you love. You’re my friend to the end (...)".
    Peço perdão menina, eu era muito jovem e burro.

  57. Eric Beaulieu

    A beauTifuL,suBtLe caLm masteRpiece !

  58. Richard Wieder

    Been out here on the front porch for hours just listing to the soundtrack of my life. This is the perfect song to end it with, goodnight all, pleasant dreams.

  59. Rock95

    Thank you so much kylecrazyford , I started listening to S&G eight years ago through your channel, so many good memories!😊

  60. Liane Cornils

    Peace😊

  61. Liane Cornils

    Try another plan.

  62. R. A. V.

    My God.....the best.

  63. Liane Cornils

    Old farts sitting on this young girls life. Lol

  64. sally archer

    Nothing compares

  65. EASY WANDERLINGS

    Would love to hear your thoughts on our version of Kathy's Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6DPENslzkA

    Joseph Proskauer

    Wonderful!

  66. Smash and Create

    One of the best songs ever. ❤

  67. Cobra Action1

    429 XFactor contestants disliked this - When you know you just aint good enough

  68. Cobra Action1

    Is there a more beautiful language in all the world than the English language?

    Joseph Louis

    Yes French is equally beautiful if not more beautiful to me because this is my mother tong. But I admit English is such a great language, No wonder English is universally spoken by many peoples.

  69. Keith Klein

    Would have liked it if somehow Simon could have worked a little harmony for Art into the song. But it was Paul s song. They did not always get along but this song was early in their career.

  70. amy ness

    Hard living? It’s a deep life and her right a deep life and hypocrites down here , all of u,can pontificate pontifically...tomruin a great lady heart

  71. Liane Cornils

    There before the grace of Him, went I. Every step and word of the way

  72. Liane Cornils

    Cool,... some of us have it,... some of us don't. 😚 Markey pooh pooh

  73. ddk999

    What can be said? This is divine.

  74. Grinning Ninny

    In loving memory of my beautiful wife Kathleen who died on 30th January 2019 of pneumonia following her first chemotherapy. I've selected this song for my funeral, whenever that happens. She always loved Simon and Garfunkel's music and this song was ever special to us.

    A Banana 2

    Im sorry for your loss. Her memories will forever be cherished

    Joseph Proskauer

    . . .
    Each loss leaves a hol(e)y place
    around us and within;
    if we with care will enter there,
    something may begin . . .

  75. Andy Rhodes

    It's the very last line of this song that get's me everytime..

  76. Tom Pearson

    the epitome of what love is. the sad part is that most of us dont have anything like it.

    Paul Baransky

    That kind of love went away a long time ago sadly. Not likely to return.

  77. rockonladdie

    Too good

  78. soccer Man

    This song, and Vincent by Don MacLean, get me every single time

  79. Nancy L. McGill

    TRUE poets... gave much to our world. xo

  80. Tamar- cita

    Beautiful song... But should I be worried about Kathy?

  81. Grinning Ninny

    To my beloved wife , Kathy who is fighting cancer, "The only truth I know is you".

    John McVey

    This was our song My Kathy and me, I was a long distance lorry driver, middle east and continental, when I was driving deep in to he night I would sing along, sometimes with tears streaming down my cheeks as my thoughts went "to England where my hear lies"

    paul loy

    May God bless her

    ChrisMcloviification

    If god loves us cancer wouldn't exist

    Aren Avetissian

    @ChrisMcloviification You're thinking in a very simple manner. Branch out.
    The point is that people suffer and find solace in God's love. What kind of a God shelters his people from all harm? He makes them like the Buddha before he was exposed to the world - naive and easily shocked.

    safenders

    I wish you the Best . Thanks for expressing your love of your wife. It's awesome to know you found something good in this world.

  82. Harry Cooke

    This song stands as tall as when I was first introduced to the world 😊

  83. Katrina Tautjo

    My only goosebumps song ever. Just finished the book thief, my first time reading a book that made me emotional. Now have to listen to this for an hour. Thank you Paul ❤🤗😖😣

  84. John Blair

    SJ This could have been Your Song. But No

  85. José Luis

    "The Graduate", as superb as its original soundtrack.

  86. Paul West

    Sounds like it was influenced by Dylan's "Boots of Spanish Leather"

  87. Justin Thyme

    This song pierced my heart when I was 14. I didn't know why. It was magical. Today, I am married to Kathy.

  88. george hinckle

    wow. this song sucks ass. poorly written. no melody, harmony, nothing, just a piece of crap of a song. seems like simon thought (mistakenly so) that he was cool alone without the actual genius garfunkel.

  89. Helen Murphy

    to kathy m in pa

  90. curtjester1

    One of those rare albums that every song was great and hit home, including Kathy's Song

  91. Federico Tak

    I gaze beyond the snow bound hills to England where my heart lies

  92. Ahmed Rizk 10

    oh poetry

  93. Liane Cornils

    Spain it Lucy😉😉😉

  94. Liane Cornils

    😊😊😊

  95. Alpina Bonno

    https://youtu.be/8IGJWubFfew