Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Homeless: Moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake

Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo singing "Homeless." Sung during Simon's "African Tour" in 1987, following the release of his Graceland album.

You could argue that the homelessness they are singing about isn't the homelessness of urban Sacramento -- but, then again, you could argue the opposite.
Strong wind destroy our home
Many dead, tonight it could be you
Those two lines from the lyrics could narrowly refer to a deadly storm, or, symbolically, to devastating events that lead to homelessness and then the dangers of being homeless.



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