Simon, Paul - 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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Simon, Paul Gumboots Comments
  1. Henry Godfery

    My favorite are gumboot and graceland

  2. bjfdog

    How does this happen. I am a musician... How does this be such truth that I find so complex and deep and whistful and shiny... peace. I'll think some more now.

  3. David Stewart

    This is just so so good. Some of the best music ever written. I only wish Paul had done more albums with this band.

  4. Amanda Harris

    Bad boy Santa

  5. Francis

    Ear worm "Diamonds on the soles of her shoes," rings in my head most every morning.

  6. Trevor Mosley

    I'm 61 and seen this guy and many of the big groups live all over the world, but this album is the best album up until today's date 24th August 2019

  7. Rossi Robert

    my wife favorite song !!!!

  8. nina

    this reminds me of my sister 😭

  9. abenet tamerat

    I remember him 33 year ago . when I was teenage.

  10. Mike Quirk

    What's happened????????!
    Things have changed!!!!
    History rewritten.

  11. Jenny Sharp

    This music helps me process emotions in a way that nothing else can.

  12. Michael Lombardi

    My opinion his best work ever. Love the S. African flavor !

  13. Badger Mustelid

    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, "Hey, you know, breakdowns come and breakdowns go, so
    What are you going to do about it? That's what I'd like to know"

    [Chorus]
    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"

    [Chorus 2x]
    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?"

    [Chorus 2x]
    You don't feel you could love me
    But I feel you could

    I was having this discussion
    In a taxi heading downtown

  14. WildlifeObsessed

    Class is timeless. Thank you one and all.

  15. Titus Bomber

    I DONT THINK PAUL SIMON IS HUMAN

    KittayKat Playz

    Talent like that?....No way.

  16. Stan Mann

    Breakdowns come. Breakdowns go.

  17. Stan Mann

    Paul Simon never gets old. Greatest American song writer

  18. Picnicl

    The album version lasts less than half as long as this and doesn't give a shout out to Whispering Bells. Apart from maybe The Boy in the Bubble and You Can Call Me Al, the best Graceland album is this concert.

  19. ibrahim conteh

    You don't think you could love me but I feel you could
    Why can't come together and call ourselves an institute.
    Great vibes

  20. Daniel Agyiri

    I wasn't born when dis concert went on buh am feeling it right now

  21. Sarah McGee

    Those "backup singers" are greattttttttttt!!!

  22. ThePrenian

    I made a playlist on Spotify with all kinds of magical african tunes:
    https://open.spotify.com/user/rutgernijkamp/playlist/5jVjIrgYnRx6ib1pS5lXmN?si=9NlE-ITrRT-OmpVTuu-DRg

  23. Simon Piere

    ce dre bien

  24. Colbo Celery

    i can relate to every single word he says. like he's my megaphone.

  25. Anthony Catuto

    Beautiful harmonies and melodies! Love this concert . Joyous music from people who were so oppressed !

  26. 2JOHNNYT

    New York's own 5th Beatle!

  27. Anthony Johnaon

    My jazz legend Hugh was very active by then.

  28. Carol Kertzman

    I wanna love u, so does mandelas dteam but u cant

  29. Carol Kertzman

    Fuck mandelas dream...thats what they say....u dont feel u can love me but i feel u could

  30. Shano Williams

    30 years ago,still love the music and country but have we changed in South Africa,damn it why haven't we?

    2JOHNNYT

    Bec the Satanic Luciferian Globalist Shadow Deep State Cabal have been plucking it clean 4 CENTURIES! Dig it >
    DEFEATING THE POLICE STATE 4 DUMMIES http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAiuiHxc1OM

  31. AnOldLady67

    Does anyone know if this concert is on dvd?

    Olivia

    Yes it is, it's called Graceland: The African Concert, but its pretty hard to come by these days... should really get a reissue!

    Sarah McGee

    Erik Groth, try Amazon

  32. Dr Whatnot

    Wow. A little bald jewish con man millionaire from Bayside, Queens who wouldn't be caught dead south of Hillside Avenue, defying apartheid laws and pretending to be the voice of oppressed black people from South Africa, He stole existing tracks, paid triple scale to hire the original players, wrote lyrics which make ABSOLUTLELY NO SENSE and made over 200 million dollars for an idea he stole from a singer songrwriter he had agreed to "produce". You CANNOT MAKE EVIL LIKE THIS UP. There is a special place in hell for Simon. God must truly exist since evil surely does.

    Anthony Picco

    The lyrics make sense to me... other than that, yeah I know... he has a piss poor rep with other musicians... ask Los Lobos...

    Jason Sansome

    Dr Whatnot you must be very talented to be able to do better and thus criticise Paul Simon. Or more likely.. probably not.

  33. Abdullah Midyatli

    Those were the days of pure,real music.

  34. Richard Fukuda

    he makes it seem so effortless

  35. Titus Mebara

    Great song, great album, great concert. Mugabe at that was considered as a nice guy. RIP Ray PHIRI (the lead guitar).

    Titus Mebara

    Mugabe at this time

    E Cannon

    He was NOT considered a nice guy in 1987. Believe me. I was there.

    Zdzichu S.

    @E Cannon Streets know the whole true...

    Zdzichu S.

    Ray Phiri? ... - - - ...

    Ian Denton

    You are joking.

  36. Gitonga Mukira

    I was born in the 90's and just came across this lovely music

  37. Felix Dwyer

    LOVE THIS MAN SO SO SO VERY VERY VERY TALENTED/NATURAL KNOWS HOW THE WORLD WORKS. POSTED BY FELIX DWYER GLASGOW UK

  38. Дэн Кириллов

    старый еврей Саймон как всегда даёт этнического жару и рокнроллу!!!!!

  39. Hillary Campbell

    I'm 33 and this album came out when I was three years old; it defines my childhood. And in many ways, my adulthood. Paul Simon taught me so many things. We could use his genius right about now.

    Willie Gitau

    I was 5....always had this album....beautiful💋

    Zdzichu S.

    I was 17... just lost me mom... Synergy of African music and Simon and Garfunkel music... One of a few great gifts I've got in this life...

    IndigoDoe

    I was just about to leave a comment about how his music transcends age and musical genre, then I saw your comment. I too am 33 and my parents introduced us to Paul at a young age and I have extremely fond memories with him in the background. Someone needs to step up.

  40. fred simon

    good singer paul simon african and american

  41. Lex Udo

    Thank God for Internet! I grew up with this sond and album

  42. Carol Kertzman

    These people are good people...i wish i could bring my children up in this country, like i grew up.

    Leapfrog Properties Durban

    Carol Kertzman I am afraid things have gone belly up in Zimbabwe

    Ranky Akab

    as much as i admire your love for africa, I hope you think this decision true before you do it.

    Terrence Dube

    @Ranky Akab situation in the country has got nothing to do with how good the people are which is what shes talking about

  43. Robert Muswaya

    This is the best of Paul Simon's concerts I have ever seen.

  44. Keitumetse Mogodi

    still listenin to this song in 2016 cause of my bf
    lol **,

  45. Андрей Купцов

    Красота!!!!

  46. Amando Santos

    Demais esse Paul Simon!

  47. 2012clarity

    THANK YOUUUUUU !!!!!!!

  48. Leonard Dixon

    Love the use of *Whispering Bells* - one of the greatest songs from the 50s.

    Lluis Mangot

    +Leonard Dixon True! Really beautiful

    Josh Done

    Amen, Leonard!

  49. Ricardo Colin Suarez

    this músic transmite una energía de vivir y disfrutar, viva paul

  50. troxi metal

    My favorite song in that album paul simon rocks 

  51. designermite

    Breakdowns come and breakdowns go...great song...