I Am A Rock


by Paul Simon (Simon and Garfunkle)
A winter's day in a deep and dark December
I am alone
Gazing from my window to the streets below
On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow

C - - - /    / F - - - / C - - - /    / Dm - G7 - / F - C - / - - /
Dm - Em7 - /    / Dm - F - / G - - - //

 C:	I am a rock,  I am an island.

C - - - / G - - - / C - - - / - - - > / Am - - - /     //

I've built walls - a fortress deep and mighty
That none may penetrate
I have no need of friendship, friendship causes pain
It's laughter and loving I disdain

 C:	I am a rock, I am an island
 
Don't talk of love, but I've heard the word before
It's sleeping in my memory
I won't disturb the slumber of the feelings that have died
If I never loved I never would have cried

 C:	I am a rock, I am an island
 
I have my books and my poetry to protect me
I am shielded in my armor
Hiding in my room, safe within my womb
I touch no one and no one touches me

 C:	I am a rock, I am an island

 T:	And a rock feels no pain, and an island never cries

Dm7 - G - / C - - - / x2 / C - - - //


© 1965 Columbia Records:: on their “Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme”
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