Simon, Paul - Paranoia Blues Lyrics




I got some so-called friends
They'll smile right to my face
But, when my back Is turned
They'd like to stick it to me
Yes they would
Oh no no, oh no no
There's only one thing I need to know
Whose side are you on

I fly into J.F.K.
My heart goes boom boom boom
I know that customs man
He's going to take me
To that little room
Oh no, no. Oh no, no
There's only one thing I need to know
Whose side are you on
Whose side are you on

I got the paranoia blues
From knockin' around In New York City
Where they roll you for a nickel
And they stick you for the extra dime

Anyway you choose
You're bound to lose in New York City
Oh I just got out in the nick of time
Well I just got out in the nick of time

Once I was down in Chinatown
I was eating some Lin's Chow Fon
I happened to turn around
And when I looked I see
My Chow Fon's gone
Oh no, no. Oh no, no
There's only one thing I need to know
Whose side are you on, whose side are you on
There's only one thing I need to know
Whose side, whose side, whose side





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Simon, Paul Paranoia Blues Comments
  1. Wayne J

    I'm on your side, Paul! 😎

  2. Karen H.

    So great...

  3. Dave Arnold

    Bikers used to Angel rock all down centre of dance floor.Im now thinking of covering this.

  4. Nicholas DeRienzo

    A little ditty about drug trafficking. Love it.

  5. Jean Clifton

    Summer 72 when we were all still alive, up & coming not up & gone.

  6. Adream withinadream

    Did you know that Paul Simon does albums? His latest was done only about a month ago. It's called "Stranger to Stranger". You can find the songs "Wristband", "Cool Papa Bell", "The Werewolf" and "New York Is My Home"... The later is a project with singer Dion!

    Markus Peterson

    not too big of a fan of his new stuff, but its good that he still does albums

  7. Korea4Me

    For some odd reason, the last chorus came into my head this evening. I haven't thought of this song for years!

    Korea4Me

    Korean, Jewish and proud! ;-)

    Amaterasu Solar Again

    @Korea4Me | Human, sovereign, and proud, I am. [smile]

  8. LShackley

    Nice fade there before the tag ending!

  9. funkengruvenful

    thanks for posting. if u need me i'll be checking the rest of the tracks. strong affection for this record.    :)

  10. Simon Shepherd

    b side to mother and child reunion

  11. cosmo ellwood

    Great song, beautiful slide guitar from Stefan Grossman.......

  12. Ethan Doran

    There once was a guitarist named Paul Simon :P

    Jack Spiring

    I rather appreciated the fade out and then pop back in of the image when the song does, very nice work!

  13. MrHopeTelevision

    there once was a guitarist named Stefan Grossman