For Insomniacs and All: Listen to Paul Simon’s Entrancing New Album-Closing Song “Insomniac’s Lullaby”

Jun 8th, 2016 in Music


Oh how we’ve lost some sleep. Last week the still-stalwart singer-songwriter Paul Simon released his 13th solo album entitled Stranger to Stranger and then performed at the Santa Barbara Bowl to an adoring crowd. We love the new album, and our favorite song is the closer Insomniac’s Lullaby. Watch a lyric video for the song below and check out the lyrics at bottom. Master Simon still has a way with words after all these years, but the melody with its Harry-Partchian instrumental nuances is thoroughly entrancing as is Simon’s vocal. Bravo!

Insomniac’s Lullaby:

“Oh Lord, don’t keep me up all night
Side by side with the moon
With its desolate eyes
Miles from the sunrise
The darkness inviting a tune
The Insomniac’s Lullaby

A siren is playing its song in the distance
The melody rattles the old window frame
Gradually, angels reveal their existence
And there’s nothing and no-one to blame

Oh Lord, don’t keep me up all night
Side by side with the moon
Alone in the bed
The season ahead
Is winter that lasts until June
The Insomniac’s Lullaby


They say all roads lead to a river, then one day
The river comes up to your door
How will the builder of bridges deliver us all
To the faraway shore?

Oh Lord, don’t keep me up all night
With questions I can’t understand
While I wrestle my fears
The sound in my ears
Is the music that’s sweeping the land
The Insomniac’s Lullaby


Soft as a rose, the light from the East
As if all is forgiven
And wolves become sheep
We are who we are
Or we’re not, but at least
We’ll eventually all fall asleep
Eventually all fall asleep”

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