Paul Simon Doesn’t Know What His Songs Are About

When I sit down to write a song, I approach it the same way most songwriters do — with a world-changing idea in mind I want to get across to the listener.

I want the song to have a specific meaning yet hide it behind poetic verbiage. I want the listener to be like, “Woah! These lyrics are blowing my mind!”

But, thanks to Paul Simon, I’m trying to move away from that approach.

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