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Patterns


by Simon and Garfunkel. Buy album CD: Collected Works


The night sets softly
With the hush of falling leaves,
Casting shivering shadows
On the houses through the trees,
And the light from a street lamp
Paints a pattern on my wall,
Like the pieces of a puzzle
Or a child's uneven scrawl.

Up a narrow flight of stairs
In a narrow little room,
As I lie upon my bed
In the early evening gloom.
Impaled on my wall
My eyes can dimly see
The pattern of my life
And the puzzle that is me.

From the moment of my birth
To the instant of my death,
There are patterns I must follow
Just as I must breathe each breath.
Like a rat in a maze
The path before me lies,
And the pattern never alters
Until the rat dies.

And the pattern still remains
On the wall where darkness fell,
And it's fitting that it should,
For in darkness I must dwell.
Like the color of my skin,
Or the day that I grow old,
My life is made of patterns
That can scarcely be controlled.



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Album: Collected Works (1981) Lyrics
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  1. 7 o'clock news/silent night
  2. America
  3. Anji
  4. April Come She Will
  5. At the zoo
  6. A most peculiar man
  7. A poem on the underground wall
  8. A simple desultory philippic
  9. Baby driver
  10. Peggy-O
  11. Benedictus
  12. Bleeker Street
  13. Blessed
  14. Bookends theme
  15. Bridge over troubled water
  16. Bye bye love
  17. Cecilia
  18. Cloudy
  19. El condor pasa (if i could)
  20. Fakin' it
  21. Flowers never bend with the rainfall
  22. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
  23. Go Tell It On the Mountain
  24. Hazy shade of winter
  25. He Was My Brother
  26. Homeward Bound
  27. Disc2
  28. I am a rock
  29. Kathy's Song
  30. Scarborough Fair/Canticle
  31. Keep the customer satisfied
  32. Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream
  33. Leaves That Are Green
  34. Old friends
  35. Overs
  36. The 59th Street Bridge Song  (Feeling Groovy)
  37. Patterns
  38. Peggy-o (traditonal)
  39. Punky's dilemma
  40. Richard Cory
  41. Save the life of my child
  42. Scarborough Fair, Canticle
  43. Somewhere they can't find me
  44. Song for the asking
  45. So long, frank lloyd wright
  46. Sparrow
  47. The 59th street bridge song
  48. The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine
  49. The boxer
  50. The dangling conversation
  51. The only living boy in new york
  52. The Sound of Silence
  53. The Sun is Burning
  54. The Times They Are A-Changin'
  55. Voices of old people
  56. We've got a groovy thing goin'
  57. Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
  58. Why don't you write me?
  59. You Can Tell The World

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