Paul Simon: Rewrite | Song-Factsheet


Song «Rewrite» von Paul Simon.


Veröffentlichungsdaten: 2011 04 12 (Album), 2011 (Single)
Label: Hear HRM 32814, Decca
Songwriter Paul Simon
Produktion: Phil Ramone & Paul Simon
Genre: Rock - Folkrock


Ein Veteran aus dem Vietnamkrieg arbeitet als Autowäscher und träumt im geheimen davon, ein Theaterstück zu schreiben. Nach Paul Simon soll diese Person die selbe sein wie im Song America, Jahre später.

Personen und Querverweise

Paul Simon
Paul Simon
Phil Ramone
Paul Simon


[Chorus 1] I've been working on a rewrite, that's right Going to change the ending Throw away the title Toss it in the trash Every minute after midnight All the time I'm spending Is just for working on the rewrite Going to turn it into cash [Verse 1] I been working at the Car Wash I consider it my day job Because it's really not a pay job But that's where I am Everybody says "The old guy Working at the Car Wash Hasn't got a brain cell left Since Vietnam." [Chorus 2] But I say Help me, help me Help me, help me Thank you! I'd no idea That you were there [Verse 2] When I said help me, help me Help me, help me Thank you For listening to my prayer I'll eliminate the pages Where the father has a breakdown And he has to leave the family But he really meant no harm Gonna substitute a car chase And a race across the rooftops Where the father saves the children And he holds them in his arms [Chorus 1] [Chorus 2]