Simon, Paul - Peace Like A River Lyrics




Peace like a river ran through the city
Long past the midnight curfew
We sat starry-eyed
We were satisfied
And I remember
Misinformation followed us like a plague
Nobody knew from time to time
If the plans were changed
If the plans were changed.

You can beat us with wires
You can beat us with chains
You can run out your rules
But you know you can't outrun the history trair
I've seen a glorious day.

Four in the morning
I woke up from out of my dreams
Nowhere to go but back to sleep
But I'm reconciled
Oh, oh, oh, I'm going to be up for awhile





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  1. David McConville

    The sound of frying bacon brought me here.

  2. clumsiii

    why can't Peace be a rock and stay in one place?

  3. Frankincensed

    That rare occasion where critics and fans agree: Great album

  4. Adama Tova

    Gifted.

  5. Joshua Eden

    The title of this song is from Isaiah 66:12, which is part of the haftora for this week (Rosh Hodesh).

  6. bigwille11

    Your voice is so soothing the background music so full of blues I ❤️

  7. david velasco

    I love the guitar in the background...the fingerpicking is gorgeous. Ever since I was 12 years old and heard him play "April come she will" I have been hooked on his style.

  8. Sean Eggel

    TED brought me here Paul Kept me coming back!!

  9. Eamon McCormick

    Love how it sounds like it was converted from a vinyl with the crackles in the background😄 love this song and album thanks for the upload🖒

  10. Pushpinder Singh

    TED brought me here

  11. Zoe Karpin

    Brilliant song should be played a lot more............

  12. Graham Turner

    'misinformation followed us like a plague'. How prescient was THAT.

  13. Bob Allen

    2018 11.16. I remember listening to this when it debuted. I have listened to this frequently since then and I never grow tired. The entire album is excellent.

  14. Michael Gorman

    The resistance, curfews and restless guys who can't sleep - all too familiar

  15. Peter Troyan

    one of his best

  16. Julian Vickery

    "Peace Like A River" by Paul Simon (track 7 from this 1972 debut solo album, "Paul Simon") https~//youtu.be/jAmPfEMI16g

  17. G Gucci Pajamas dripin Tony Montana Wut

    Why do I hear Spoon at 1:10 on for a bit. Guess I’m just a genius

  18. GTA Films

    Who else thinks the outro to this song sounds extremely similar to Breaking Bad’s theme?

  19. Mia Cassorla

    My family used to listen to this at our cottage in Canada, over and over. It brings back beautiful memories. Love this song especially.

  20. Steve Kirby

    This song touches a lot of people. As big a Beatles fan as I am, i was 10 in 62 when I first heard them, Paul Simons guitar style has inspired me more. Never tire of hearing it.

  21. Jon Golding

    My old lady brought me here

  22. Intelligence Won

    ted talks

  23. Jose Gomez

    Tremendous song!

  24. Stephen Hinton

    Join us! http://investinpeace.tssef.se

  25. JUSCELINO BENTO PENIDO SANTOS

    And it wasn't only onde this song he talks about this magical time for me... I didn't know this song. Will watch the TED that is for me.

  26. Rioga Priyambada

    Infinite Challange eps 547 brought me here...

  27. Mariana Dias

    I AM 9 months pregnant, resting and chilling with this music on my couch! Showing to my baby how human being can produce amazing things!

    Eamon McCormick

    Beautiful 😄

    bigwille11

    That is sweet teach that child the finer things in life only moms can💕👶

    Robert Mize

    What have you named Your child!!! God bless you!

  28. J. K.

    Being old brought me here.

  29. Sonja de Waal

    One of his best.

  30. Gaia Carney

    Peace like a river ran through the city
    Long past the midnight curfew
    We sat starry-eyed
    We were satisfied

    And I remember
    Misinformation followed us like a plague
    Nobody knew from time to time
    If the plans where changed
    If the plans were changed

    You can beat us with wires
    You can beat us with chains
    You can run out your rules
    But you know you can't outrun the history train
    I've seen a glorious day

    Four in the morning
    I woke up from out of my dreams
    Nowhere to go but back to sleep
    But I'm reconciled

    Oh, oh, oh, I'm gonna be up for a while
    Oh, oh, oh
    I'm gonna be up for a while

    Elisa Maria Cavalcanti Jordao De Camargo

    Paul Simon - the most sensitive songwritter and singer of sixty / seventh years.

    clumsiii

    what's so funny to me is reading your lyrics i can't hit the notes. uHg! I can only sing well if he sings with me. Wish i could be a karaoke star.but that's ok ha

  31. Dan Reinbold

    "I remember misinformation following us like a plague"

  32. ajulianj

    *now seriously people...what's going on with 4 am...??...it's strange? isn't it?...TED*

  33. Trish Page

    Had a dream about this song this morning it was so sweet I woke up relaxed hearing the guitar solo. "Ahhh 4 in the mornin I woke up from out of my dream. No where to go but back to sleep but I reconciled.... ahu ahu I'm gonna be up for a while." love

  34. Carrie Journell

    Trump was inaugurated today and I just want to listen to this on repeat. The history train is rolling.

  35. Sam Glickman

    Prophetic.
    Misinformation followed us like a plague
    Nobody knew from time to time if the plans were changed.

  36. Maura Chelini

    Yay vinyl

  37. 王骏原

    this moment really peace like a river

  38. floppyd0g

    If everyone owned a copy of this album the world would be a better place.

    Fernando NÁJERA

    Así es amigo

    Celishia Abigail

    I know! 😍

    Markus Rodlauer

    And Paul Simon even richer than he already is

    Karl Zuercher

    I had this album, (lp) always liked his guitar work. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him pretty well on their too 100 list

    Man de Gaturiss

    @Fernando NÁJERA

    Por ti llegue aqui.

  39. David McConville

    great lyrics an underestimated Simon song. but this genius has written so many

    clumsiii

    this song carries me on days i don't expect it to. the lyrics pop in my head. depth and imagery and heart all in one

  40. Ruth Vinson

    Thank you Mr. Simon

  41. tommym62

    I love this album and I bought 2 vinyles...1st one were made a lot of noise. How many times I was listened learned. This is a Best Album to me.

  42. John Sauls

    Thank you yukonnoka. This album saved my life more than once. Bless you.

    clumsiii

    me too. been a while but it's here for me still. good anchor <3

  43. C. Perreault

    "Four in the morning
    I woke up from out of my dreams
    Nowhere to go but back to sleep
    But I’m reconciled
    Oh, oh, oh, I’m gonna be up for a while
    Oh, oh, oh, I’m gonna be up for a while
    Oh, oh, oh, I’m gonna be up for a while"

  44. Aerith LivesForever

    im sitting with a lovely cat listening to this song which soothes my soul

    Aerith LivesForever

    I wanna learn this on the Uke  ^________________^"You can beat us with wires, you can beat us with chains. You can run out your rules but you know you can't outrun the history train.""4 in the mornin' I woke up from outta my dream...... nowhere to go but back to sleep, but I'm reconciled.....I'm gonna be up for a while" (too true, too true)

  45. Thulani Mashiane

    YEP. It was Rives #TED

  46. Katy

    One of his best songs- and guitar arrangements- perfect, a perfect song

  47. Matt Stefon

    Adore the damn bridge on this one.

  48. Steve915

    This may be my favorite Paul Simon song. This from his first solo album, which was great.

  49. Sebastián Arango

    Yup... Gotta thank Rives for this one. Great song. #TED

    DallasMavericksGuy

    +Sebastián Arango I just watched that lol.

    Joze Antonio Hernandez

    +Sebastián Arango Same here!

  50. Elaine S

    He is ours.  Nobody hurts him

  51. Tarik Terry

    TED BROUGHT ME HERE

  52. spaarks84

    Marc Maron and Conor Oberst brought me here.

    diagramvenn

    @spaarks84 haha, me too

    Halfacidly

    @spaarks84 what was the song he played at the end of that show? he just said 355 Buddha tube distortion.

  53. Hubert Burke

    I forgot how good this sounds on vinyl.

  54. linden frank

    first time I heard this song was in the movie My Old Lady....Paul at his best

    clumsiii

    i love this record. Is the movie worth a shit? Kline is a fav forever from fish called wanda - but i haven't kept up. what's your take?

  55. Google made me do it

    I'm just a seventies fan but cool thing people are discovering this timeless tune :)

  56. 17PolkaDots

    So so beautiful! 

  57. James Gallanis

    Reconciled? I'm not convinced...

  58. brainsareus

    is someone playing a Peruvian cajon,long before it became so popular ?

  59. john fallen

    you can beat us with wires...you can beat us with chains...

  60. Deb Harden

    The song is perfect.

  61. Pan Zhang

    four o'clock in the morning

  62. Degree7

    Free Gaza!

  63. Degree7

    Free Palestine!

  64. North Maan

    One of my favorites, I cry every time I listen it!!

  65. Kianliung Liu

    A beautiful TED talk landed me to this wonderful piece that sticks my mind upon it.

    Jane W

    Me too !! :)

    Chebur Pam

    same here :)

  66. Wanderlust

    Aaaaah..4 in the morning I woke up from out of my dreams.... #TED  

    zsofie

    @Milena Montgomery Thank you very much!

    Jane W

    I came here after watching the TED talk too! omg so romantic....

    Bắt Sao Băng

    Yeah me too, I was born in 4 o'clock. That's too romantic

    Hanna Kyla

    Which Ted Talk video was this??

  67. luftek

    From TED, Rives: http://www.ted.com/talks/rives_a_museum_of_4_o_clock_in_the_morning#t-674718
    on twitter Lady Daisey: https://twitter.com/search?q=mofitm%20lady%20daisey&src=typd (October as he states)
    now here! :)

  68. Red Proton

    Dedicated to Rives and LD.

  69. HamzaSayedAli

    Four in the morning, I woke up from out of my dreams...

    Eamon McCormick

    Wonder what he was dreaming of?

  70. wubbalubbadubdub

    TED brought me here.

    Jane W

    Me too!!

    Hanna Kyla

    Which video was that??

    mcmike100

    There was once a time that TED was actually relevant. Now it's just a profit center.

    clumsiii

    and that means something. Goodwill brought me here bc I liked his hoodie

    Dan Moore

    At 4 in the morning

  71. 09nob

    And not one single twat on here saying how they are only ten years old and have been listening to this music for years.

  72. Melissa Joe

    if I vanish please play this at my memorial service, as I will be rafting. thank you, Mj

  73. 09nob

    was it a film?

  74. NewYork2Havana

    The few who thumbed this down are floating in the river under the 59th St Bridge and not feeling so groovy

    MRTHEOZONER

    Fucking-giggle! :)

  75. alasdair geddes

    I click like on every Paul Simon and Simon and Garfunkel song. It's impossible for this music to be bad. Great stuff!

  76. myvintage53

    Loved this since it first came out

  77. Jhensy2012

    Only problem with this song is Simon goes to that lovely chorus with the harmonies only once! Every time i listen to this I keep waiting for him to go there again and he never does...

  78. LaBlusera10

    just feeling so .. right now

  79. Richard Allan

    No matter what kinda shit is going down in my life, this man always seems to speak some sense to me.

  80. Beverley Price

    oh what a genius for the soul - Thank You God for creating this talented man

  81. DeadlyPsyduck

    Well, yeah, you get the point. :)

  82. niloh96

    You mean John Travolta looks like him

  83. DeadlyPsyduck

    He kinda looks like John Travolta in that pic.

  84. grai

    the picture of him under the parka hood is great

  85. Beverley Price

    So needed - a beautiful song

  86. winterweib

    @crushedz Then you're very lucky.I often think I left that peaceful and moonlit valley, as what I remember the year of '69, and didn't realize it and so will never find the path back.

  87. Fred Inch

    Saw him do this Live in Nottingham last year - he was awesome. It was the first time I had heard it since 1974! It is still a great song.

  88. stephany panhuysen

    excellent - like everything he's done - thank you - i'm so grateful

  89. iheartbillywilder

    10 favorite people ever = paul simon + nine other slightly less awesome people

  90. iheartbillywilder

    @oldmanshawn oops... right.... thanks!

  91. oldmanshawn

    @iheartbillywilder Your math ain't quite right. But I agree with the sentiment

  92. iheartbillywilder

    top ten favorite people ever = paul simon + ten other slightly less awesome people

  93. Antonius de Korte

    This is what is happening today since the Patriot Act! Police in this country have much more power than they should.

  94. jeffers55

    Amazing song from an absolutely amazing album.....and he's still doing it.....finest songwriter of our times, up there with Cole Porter and Irving Berlin

  95. normalil normalil

    @updrafttower Yep!

  96. Paul Anthony Edwards

    wow superb

  97. johnjcummings

    @robsage7 buy the album

  98. johnjcummings

    @updrafttower it wzs the style af the time