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I Am a Rock Lyrics

Artist: Simon & Garfunkel
Album: Best Of Simon And Garfunkel

A winter's day
In a deep and dark December;
I am alone,
Gazing from my window to the streets below
On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

I've built walls,
A fortress deep and mighty,
That none may penetrate.
I have no need of friendship; friendship causes pain.
It's laughter and it's loving I disdain.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

Don't talk of love,
But I've heard the words before;
It's sleeping in my memory.
I won't disturb the slumber of feelings that have died.
If I never loved I never would have cried.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

I have my books
And my poetry to protect me;
I am shielded in my armor,
Hiding in my room, safe within my womb.
I touch no one and no one touches me.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

And a rock feels no pain;
And an island never cries.
Comments/Interpretations
by Mark A. on 5/23/2012 1:52pm
This is me. This is who I've become without realizing it. I was a kid when this song was released and watched Simon & Garfunkel singing it probably onThe Ed Sullivan Show or some other variety show of the time.

I've missed out on so much. What a shame.
by Jeff D. on 9/18/2013 10:51pm
Aye, Brother


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