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All Around The World Or The Myth Of Fingerprints (Early Version)
Lyrics: 

Over the mountain
Down in the valley
Lives a former talk-show host
Everybody knows his name
He says, “There’s no doubt about it
It was the myth of fingerprints
I’ve seen them all and, man,
They’re all the same”

Well, the sun gets weary
And the sun goes down
Ever since the watermelon
And the lights come up
On the black pit town
Somebody says, “What’s a better thing to do?”
Well, it’s not just me
And it’s not just you
This is all around the world

Out in the Indian Ocean somewhere
There’s a former army post
Abandoned now just like the war
And there’s no doubt about it
It was the myth of fingerprints
That’s what that old army post was for

Well, the sun gets bloody
And the sun goes down
Ever since the watermelon
And the lights come up
On the black pit town
Somebody says, “What’s a better thing to do?”
Well, it’s not just me
And it’s not just you
This is all around the world

Over the mountain
Down in the valley
Lives a former talk-show host
And far and wide his name was known
He said, “There’s no doubt about it
It was the myth of fingerprints
That’s why we must learn to live alone”

Oo oo oo, live on
Live on
Live on
All around the world
All around the world

© 1986 Words and Music by Paul Simon

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