What does Old Friends/Bookends mean?

Search Login

Simon & Garfunkel: Old Friends/Bookends Meaning

Download "Old Friends/Bookends" on MP3:

Download MP3 from Amazon

Old Friends/Bookends Lyrics

OLD FRIENDS

Old friends
Old friends
Sat on their park bench
Like bookends
A newspaper blown through the grass
Falls on the round toes
On the high shoes
Of the old friends

Old friends
Winter companions
The old men
Lost in their...

  1.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Dec 1st, 2011 12:09am report


    Simply about long-lasting friendship and friends growing old together.

    The narrator is watching them on a park bench in a park in the middle of winter just sitting together, quietly, as there's nothing left to talk about. The fear they share is the looming idea that death is inevitable and just around the corner. It won't be very many more years until one or both will pass away, ending the long relationship.

    Interestingly enough, Paul Simon turned seventy this year. How terribly strange indeed.




More Simon & Garfunkel song meanings ยป


 


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]






Just Posted

Silvertongue anonymous
Here Without You anonymous
Awake and Alive anonymous
Somebody Else anonymous
Madness in Me anonymous
Vision of Love anonymous
Under My Skin anonymous
What I Believe anonymous
Yours to Hold anonymous
2 Chord anonymous
Rolex anonymous
Killpop anonymous
Swalla anonymous
Pretty Hurts anonymous
Smoke and Mirrors anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

Break My Heart
Hey Violet
Judas
Fozzy
Act Like You Don't
Brooke Eden
Fox On The Run
Sweet
Eyes Closed
Halsey
Fearless
Jasmine Murray
Told You So
Paramore
Selfish
Virginia To Vegas