Songs + Lyrics

Hearts And Bones « See All Songs

Lyrics:

One and one-half wandering Jews
Free to wander wherever they choose
Are traveling together
In the Sangre de Christo
The Blood of Christ Mountains
Of New Mexico
On the last leg of a journey
They started a long time ago
The arc of a love affair
Rainbows in the high desert air
Mountain passes slipping into stone
Hearts and bones
Hearts and bones
Hearts and bones

Thinking back to the season before
Looking back through the cracks in the door
Two people were married
The act was outrageous
The bride was contagious
She burned like a bride
These events may have had some effect
On the man with the girl by his side
The arc of a love affair
His hands rolling down her hair
Love like lightning, shaking till it moans
Hearts and bones
Hearts and bones
Hearts and bones

And whoa whoa, whoa
She said, “Why?
Why don’t we drive through the night?
We’ll wake up down in
Mexico”
Oh, I
I don’t know nothin’ about, nothin’ no
Mexico
“And tell me why
Why won’t you love me
For who I am
Where I am?”

He said, “Cause that’s not the way the world is, baby
This is how I love you, baby
This is how I love you, baby

One and one-half wandering Jews
Returned to their natural coasts
To resume old acquaintances
And step out occasionally
And speculate who had been damaged the most
Easy time will determine if these consolations
Will be their reward
The arc of a love affair

Waiting to be restored
You take two bodies and you twirl them into one
Their hearts and their bones
And they won’t come undone
Hearts and bones
Hearts and bones
Hearts and bones

© 1982 Words and Music by Paul Simon

This song is available on:
paulsimon_songwriter.jpg Songwriter
5570216.jpg Hearts And Bones
5570210.jpg Paul Simon’s Concert In The Park
5570249.jpg The Essential Paul Simon
5570252.jpg The Paul Simon Collection: On My Way, Don’t Know Where I’m Going
paulsimon_liveinnyc.jpg Live In New York City
complete_mini.jpg The Complete Albums Collection
overthebridgeoftime_cover Over The Bridge Of Time: A Paul Simon Retrospective (1964-2011)