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Graceland - Lyrics

What are the lyrics to this song, one of Paul Simon's greatest hits?
Here's a version covered by Boston's Lonely Heartstring Band, who played it at a folk festival in Auckland in January 2018
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the
Mississippi
delta
was
shining
like
a
national
guitar
I
am
following
the
river
 
 
 
 
Down
the
highway
 
 
 
 
 
 
Through
the
cradle
of
the
Civil
War
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I'm
going
to
Graceland
 
 
 
 
 
Graceland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Memphis
Tennessee
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I'm
going
to
Graceland
 
 
 
 
 
Poorboys
and
pilgrims
with
families
 
 
 
 
and
we
are
going
to
Graceland
 
 
 
my
traveling
companion
is
nine
years
old
 
 
He's
the
child
of
my
first
marriage
 
 
But
I've
reason
to
believe
 
 
 
 
we
both
will
be
received
 
 
 
 
in
Graceland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
she
comes
back
to
tell
me
she's
gone
 
As
if
I
didn't
that
 
 
 
 
As
if
I
didn't
know
my
own
bed
 
As
if
I'd
never
noticed
 
 
 
 
the
way
she
brushed
her
hair
from
her
forehead
and
she
said
losing
love
 
 
 
 
is
like
a
window
in
your
heart
 
 
Everybody
sees
you're
blown
apart
 
 
 
 
Everybody
sees
the
wind
blow
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I'm
going
to
Graceland
 
 
 
 
 
Memphis
Tennessee
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I'm
going
to
Graceland
 
 
 
 
 
Poorboys
and
pilgrims
with
families
 
 
 
 
and
we
are
going
to
Graceland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
and
my
traveling
companions
 
 
 
 
 
are
ghosts
and
empty
sockets
 
 
 
 
I'm
looking
at
ghosts
and
empties
 
 
 
But
I've
reason
to
believe
 
 
 
 
we
all
will
be
received
 
 
 
 
in
Graceland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
There
is
a
girl
in
New
York
City
 
Who
calls
herself
the
human
trampoline
 
 
 
and
sometimes
when
I'm
falling,
flying
 
 
 
or
tumbling
in
turmoil
I
say
 
 
 
Oh,
so
this
is
what
she
means
 
 
she
means
we're
bouncing
into
Graceland
 
 
 
and
I
see
losing
love
 
 
 
 
is
like
a
window
in
your
heart
 
 
Everybody
sees
you're
blown
apart
 
 
 
 
Everybody
feels
the
wind
blow
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
in
Graceland
in
Graceland
 
 
 
 
 
I'm
going
to
Graceland
 
 
 
 
 
for
reasons
I
cannot
explain
 
 
 
 
there's
some
part
of
me
wants
to
see
 
Graceland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
and
I
may
obliged
to
defend
 
 
 
every
love
every
ending
 
 
 
 
 
or
maybe
there's
no
obligations
now
 
 
 
maybe
I've
a
reason
to
believe
 
 
 
we
all
will
be
received
 
 
 
 
in
Graceland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Feb 2, 2018
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Level 84
Oct 14, 2023
What a great song. That bridge gets me every time.