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Simon & Garfunkel: El Condor Pasa Meaning

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Song Released: 1970


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El Condor Pasa Lyrics

I'd rather be a sparrow than a snail
Yes I would, if I could, I surely would
I'd rather be a hammer than a nail
Yes I would, if I only could, I surely would

Away, I'd rather sail away
Like a swan that's here and gone
A man gets tied up to...

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    anonymous
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    May 8th, 2013 5:52am report


    El condor pasa. surely about freedom, there are many things we wish for but unfortunately at one point or the other limitations may set in. Because in life we may strive for the best but we can never have it all. If(condition due to limitations) i could i surely would.



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    stephen_melinger
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    Mar 11th, 2013 3:45pm report


    Paul Simon meant that in the situation of cause and effect it is preferable to be the instigator and not the recipient. He alludes to living creatures but in an obtuse way leaving room for a personal interpretation by others.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 6th, 2012 9:33pm report


    This song was once banned in the (old) Soviet Union. Re-read the lyrics and see the meaning of the comparisons. My oldest brother had pointed these out to me.
    A snail, slow and stuck on the ground where-as a sparrow is fleet and free to fly where-ever it wants.
    A hammer being the strength to build where-as a nail gets put into one place, never going anywhere else.
    It also speaks of religious freedom rather being "tied up to the cross".
    A forest than a street, where one can grow and expand rather be laid out and trampled upon continuously.
    Reinforced by feeling "the earth beneath my feet."
    Definitely the song is about freedom.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 19th, 2011 10:55am report


    it is all about a snail who wants to be a sparrow,who can fly up high in the evening and day...



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    anonymous
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    Sep 12th, 2011 9:13pm report


    It's a song about freedom of being in control and a song about death, and not having others control us and given the choice we would surely choose freedom if only we could but living in the system makes us a prisoner to freedom and the system is a prisoner on to itself and none is free not even the wealthy and if it were only so to be free it would be short lived because we are all bound to the prison of death and return to the ground of the earth never to feel the earth under our feet again.




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