Simon & Garfunkel: 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) Meaning
Song Released: 1968
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59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) Lyrics
You got to make the morning last.
Just kicking down the cobble stones.
Looking for fun and feeling groovy.
Ba da, Ba da, Ba da, Ba da...Feeling Groovy.
I've come to watch...
anonymous Jan 7th 2012, 14:55 report
This song is about living life to the full and not letting depressing daily routines slow you down. The song implies that people should trust their instincts and follow their ambitions, and have fun while they're doing so, "kicking down the cobble stones, looking for fun and feeling groovy". The song also suggests that people can survive on their own by trusting nature and having a positive attitude, "let the morning time drop all its petals on me, life I love you, all is groovy.
anonymous Nov 24th 2011, 09:35 report
No long or deep explanation is needed for this song. It is simply and brilliantly about slowing down and enjoying life. Instead of rushing around in a world of "have to," take your time and enjoy life all around you, watch the flowers grow.
anonymous Sep 15th 2011, 02:56 report
Within the context of the rest of the album this song sounds extremely sarcastic. All the joyful references are disparaging a peaceful utopia that will never exist.
anonymous Feb 11th 2011, 21:48 report
From 59th st don't you reach Manhattan from Brooklyn, crossing the river? Could the singer be going into NYC for a day of fun? Where are the cobblestones he kicks down on his way?
anonymous May 18th 2008, 22:07 report
This is also a social commentary on the counter culture movement during the 60's. The wide spread belief was to just enjoy life and not worry. The protagonist is most likely high. This can be seen when he starts talking to the lamp post.
anonymous Apr 29th 2008, 15:34 report
This song is not about the lack of communication but it simply celebrates and praises life in general- 'life I love you'. a very rejoiceful tone is integrated with the language; one can discern the composer's joy by the way he commends simple inanimate objects and interacts with them- 'hello lampost...'- which reflects the songwriter's sense of composure or psychological tranquility. He celebrates and talks about how nobody is effectively imposing any responsibilities or obligations on us. 'i got no...promises to keep'- another means of expressing his joy.
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