Paul Simon Patterns cover

Patterns
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Lyrics and Meaning


Released
January 17, 2000
Genre
Rock
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Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
The night sets softly
With the hush of falling leaves,
Casting shivering shadows
On the houses through the trees,
Verse 2
And the light from a street lamp
Paints a pattern on my wall,
Like the pieces of a puzzle
Or a child's uneven scrawL
Verse 3
Up a narrow flight of stairs
In a narrow Little room,
As I lie upon my bed
In the early evening gloom.
Verse 4
Impaled on my wall
My eyes can dimly see
The pattern of my life
And the puzzle that is me.
Verse 5
From the moment of my birth
To the instant of my death,
There are Patterns I must follow
Just as I must breathe each breath.
Verse 6
Like a rat in a maze
The path before me lies,
And the pattern never alters
Until the rat dies.
Verse 7
And the pattern still remains
On the wall where darkness fell,
And it's fitting that it should,
For in darkness I must dwell.
Verse 8
Like the color of my skin,
Or the day that I grow old,
My life is made of Patterns
That can scarcely be controlled

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